AD 109 | Joseph Lee
“Acting, Mark-Making, And Everything In Between”

Joseph Lee is an actor and self-taught artist who studies faces and the emotions that inhabit them.  Lee focuses on the parallel between external reality and internal process by manipulating everyday faces and objects through segmented brush strokes, color choice, and volume, converging them into a complete and balanced whole.

Show Notes: 
  • Joseph’s journey into acting
  • Picking up a paintbrush as a reaction to his father’s passing
  • Intuitively thinking with creating artworks
  • Insecurities
  • His role in the, Sundance Award Winning film, “Searching” (2018)
  • Traveling to Korean on an acting job and navigating the social landscape as a foreigner
  • Utilizing a gratitude journal in your daily practice
  • Existential crises
  • SCOPE Art Show 2018

Posted 12.19.2018


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino