In this her first solo show, Tanya Lee took us on one of her adventures through “an ordinary life”. A parody of a picketed existence, Personal Space looked at walking a fine line between the idea of welcoming someone into your home while also fortifying against a vague and unidentified enemy.
Lee’s practice is a combination of drawings, performance documentation, photographs and diagrams. Taking everyday tasks and altering them into exceedingly difficult and absurd escapades, Lee’s humorous and often futile narratives make visible the rules, protocols and politics that exist in the bunkers of suburbia.
Lee grew up outside the small wheat-belt town of Wubin. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Curtin University in 2007 during which she spent a year at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art de Dijon in France as an academic in residence. Lee completed a Masters of Fine Art at Curtin in 2009.