Mido Lee is a Taiwanese photographer working with environmental and feminist themes in photography and installation. Lee obtained her MA degree in photography from Edinburgh College of Art and an MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has received honors from Professional Women Photographers, 2nd place for fine art photography in 2013, and first place in SCRAP’s 4th Creative Reuse Exhibition. Her current project Femalformation received a 3rd place at Marin MOCA 2014 Fall National Exhibition. Lee currently lives in Los Angeles.
2012 MFA at San Francisco Art Institute in Photography
2010 MA at Edinburgh College of Art in Photography
2009 BFA at Shih Chien University of Communication Design in 3D Animation
2013 Tree Language, InSite Gallery, London, U.K.
2011 Unicorn Tapestry #7, Paul Sack Still Light Gallery, SF, CA
2010 Dote to Scotland, Paul Sack Still Light Gallery, SF, CA
2015 Play Ball with Priscilla Otani and Amanda Chaudhary, Project Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Out Of Storage with Jason Bayani, Studio 110 Project, Sausalito
2013 Tranquilium with Philip Benn, Project Gallery, San Francisco, CA
EDUCATIONAL / PANELS EXPERIENCE
2015 Panelist for Considerations and Challenges: Socially-Engaged Art in China, Open Engagement Conference, Pittsburgh
2013 Mural Darkroom Print Instructor, Rayko Photo Center, SF
2009 - 2007 Intro to Photography Studio, Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan
2019 Co-Director, in flux., Short Experimental Video
2019 Director, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way, Short Documentary Film, Northern California Women's Caucus for Art
2016 Producer, Chinatown Moon Festival, Short CM, Chinatown Merchants Association
2015 Producer, International Women's Day 2015, Short Promotional Video, CHAA
2014 Editor, WHIHI, Short Promotional Video, Elizabeth Cayne
2014 Producer, Chinatown Moon Festival, Short Promotional Video, Chinatown Merchants Association
2014 Producer, API Women Summit, Short Documentary Video, CHAA
2013 Producer, Half the Sky, Short Documentary Video, WCA International Caucus
2013 Producer, Shifting The Body, Short Documentary Video, AAWAA
2013 Producer, Mind Matters, Short Documentary Video, Society for Neuroscience
2013 Producer, APAture, Short Fundraising Video, Kearny Street Workshop
2013 Producer, underCurrents & the Quest for Space, Short Documentary Video, AAWAA
2012 Camera Operator, SWINE, Feature Film, Well-Oiled Machine
2012 Production Manager, The Body of Richard Baker, Short Film, Ryan Wylie
2017 28 Day Cycle, Root Division, Studio 110 Project, Sausalito
2016 Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, KALEID Gallery, San Jose
2016 The Known Universe, Root Division, San Francisco
2015 Out of Storage, Studio 110 Project, Sausalito
2014 Paint it Black, Studio 110 Project, Sausalito
2014 Art XIII Auction , Root Division, San Francisco
2014 A Place of Her Own , AAWAA, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco
2014 Fall National Juried Exhibition, Marin MOCA, Marin County
2014 MAS Attack 6, The Torrance Art Museum, Los Angles, CA
2014 The Perimeter of the World, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2014 SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview, The Reclaimed Room, San Francisco, CA
2014 Disconnect, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014 Thank You for Failing!, KSW, Asian Resource Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014 Half The Sky, LuXun Academic of Fine Art, Shenyang, China
2014 RED, Project 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA
2013 Art for HUEmanity, Fouladi Projects, CA
2013 National Juried Fall Photography Exhibition, MarinMOCA , CA
2013 It Is Only Natural, Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
2013 National Juried Summer Exhibition, MarinMOCA , CA,
2013 underCurrents & the Quest for Space, AAWAA, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
2013 Photo I.D., Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, CA,
2012 SCRAP Art, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Real People 2012, Old Court House Art Center, Woodstock, IL
2012 Hibernation, MFA Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, #43 Phenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
2012 Gama, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Hidden Story, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Simulacrum, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, U.K.
2010 Best Of the Bay Area, California State University East Bay, CA
2010 2nd Annual International Week, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, U.K.
2010 Art Complex, Edinburgh, U.K.
2010 Roxy, Edinburgh, U.K.
2010 Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, U.K.
AWARDS / HONORS
2019 Bronze Award, Mindfield Film Festival • Los Angeles
2016 Winning Selection, The Human Body, Life Framer
2014 3rd Place, SF Chinatown Moon Festival Photo Contest, SFCMA
2014 3rd Place, Fall National Juried Exhibition, Marin MOCA
2012 2nd place and Juror’s Selection, 38th Professional Woman Photographer, New York
2012 1st Place, SCRAP annual award, San Francisco
2012 Honorable Mention, 37th Professional Woman Photographer, New York
2017 F*ck U! In the most loving way, Short Videos Editor and Content Organizer, NCWCA, San Francisco, CA
2014 APAture General Planning Committee, Visual Art Curator, Film/Video Showcase Curator, KSW, San Francisco, CA
2013 APAture planning committee, KSW, San Francisco, CA
2012 Flying Fish, AAWAA Emerging Curator Program, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Hibernation, Phoenix Hotel Suite 43, San Francisco, CA
2011 Hidden Story, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 A Spectator In The Dark, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sla Pizarro, San Jose art exhibition showcases female perspective, The Mercury News, [San Jose, CA], 11 August 2016, Electronic News.
Chén Hóng Bó, Exchange Exhibition of Sino- U.S. Female Artists in Shenyang, TaKungPao, [Hong Kong, China], 4 April 2014, Electronic News.
Janos Gereben, Infinite variety of Asian artists, Examiner, [San Francisco, CA], 5 May 2013, Electronic News.
Jorge Rivas, More Anger Toward Jean Quan After Night of Violence at Occupy Oakland, Color Lines News For Action, [San Francisco, CA] 2 Nov. 2011, Electronic News.
San Francisco Art Institute, Master of Fine Art Catalogue 2012, [San Francisco, CA] May 2012. Print.
Edinburgh College of Art, Master of Art Catalogue, [Edinburgh, UK] July. 2010. Print.
Photography Editor and Producer: Shih Chien University, Shih Chien University Communication Design Magazine, Young Designers’ Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009. Print