Opened in early 2017, Thienny Lee Gallery has strived to provide a space for promising emerging and mid-career artists within the illustrious Sydney art scene. The Gallery is strongly committed to host inspiring, exciting and thought-provoking exhibitions of modern and contemporary works from the local and the international artists working across a variety of media, engaging a community of inclusivity and respect amongst its visitors and exhibitors.
The Gallery’s dynamic annual exhibition program is driven by a vision of pushing boundaries innovation and excellence. In addition to fostering the professional development of artists through their careers, it also promotes engagement with the younger generation through its Kids Art Prize, in which its annual exhibition proudly supporting The Smith Family Charity.
Originally from Malaysia, the Gallery Director Dr. Thienny Lee’s (PhD, MA, BSc) long-standing passion for and professional association with contemporary art extends towards countries in the Southeast Asian region. Being both an Artist and Asian Art Historian, her curatorial approach seeks to reconcile the cultural variations and hierarchies that create division between Western and Asian Art. She draws connections between the contemporary experiences and expressions of artists between the two cultures. The Gallery exhibits the works of both diverse and artistically rich regions on an equal footing, celebrating the multiplicity of contemporary practice today – a combination that comes to characterise Thienny Lee Gallery’s dynamic annual exhibition program.