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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

charlotte lees

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Home 34355 cannon road County: Cuyahoga
Solon OH 44139 United States
Home Phone: 4402480948 Birthday: September 11, 2021 Website: charlotte lees


Charlotte Lees transforms and translates the elements of nature to express a personal vision of her environment. Beauty matters and her goal is to create lasting images that connect man to his surroundings.

She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Lees received the Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist  Fellowship in 1995 for her outstanding body of sculpture. This is partly a result of her early training as a graduate student at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Being well travelled she has incorporated images from diverse cultures into her work. Art is her passion.  Ms. Lees has successfully completed both public and private commissions in stainless steel, aluminum, bronze and wood. She has said that she enjoys the freedom of developing concepts without material constraints.

As well as commissions Ms. Lees has had numerous museum and gallery exhibitions.  She is constantly trying to expand her artistic vocabulary by exploring the work through “fresh eyes” and looks forward to the challenge of creating new sculptural ideas.

You can view examples of her public art sculpture SIDE by SIDE in the Harrison West Community in Columbus, Ohio. (

Charlotte Lees is an archived artist at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.

Artist Statement

The relationship between man and his environment has been the focus of my recent work.  Having been trained as a painter and printmaker, many of my sculptures have a two  dimensional quality.  Working primarily in wood, I carve, assemble and paint my pieces. Many sculptures contain added materials such as birch bark, embossed metal and photographic images.  These elements help to create a complex and visually exciting landscape.

Content is important and I strive to present a unique view of our surroundings.  I am constantly trying to increase my artistic vocabulary by exploring the world we live in.


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