Christopher Lee

MDes

Chris Lee.

Christopher Lee

MDes

Christopher Lee

MDes

Field

Graphic Design; Emerging Practices

Contact Information

226A Center for the Arts

Buffalo NY, 14260-6010

Phone: (716) 645-0541

clee45@buffalo.edu

Bio

Chris Lee is a graphic designer and educator based Buffalo, NY, and Toronto, ON. He is a graduate of OCADU (Toronto) and the Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam), and has worked for The Walrus Magazine, Metahaven and Bruce Mau Design. He was also the designer and an editorial board member of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy. Clients have included C magazine, Art Museum, Grunt Gallery, the Aga Khan Museum, The New York Times, and Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, among others.

Chris’ research explores graphic design’s entanglement with power, standards, and legitimacy. He has contributed projects and writing to AmalgamNeshanDecolonising Design, the Journal of Aesthetics & ProtestGraphicVolume, and Counter Signals and has lectured and given workshops in the USA, Canada, Scotland, Germany, The Netherlands and Croatia.

Chris is a member of the programming committee of Gendai Gallery, and Squeaky Wheel. He has exhibited his own research-based design work internationally and as a member of the working group Collective Question which coalesced around research about Tolstoy College, an anarchist educational community within UB SUNY. He is a graphic design research fellow of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam (2017/18), and a participant of the fifth edition of the Summer University of the Bibliotheque Kandinsky at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and his work is in the permanent collection of SFMOMA. He is co-guest-editor of issue 141 of C magazine 141 on the theme of “Graphic Design” with Ali Shamas Qadeer.

Courses

  • ART 221LAB Typographic Form
  • ART 322LAB Typographic Systems
  • ART 309LAB Design and Authorship
  • ART 410LAB The Intersections of Design and Community

Other Graphic Design Faculty

Matt Kenyon.

226A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0535

mkenyon@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Director, Graduate Program
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences

Field: Graphic Design; Emerging Practices

Stephanie Rothenberg.

138 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0546

sjr6@buffalo.edu

Graphic Design Program Head
Associate Professor
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences

Field: Graphic Design; Emerging Practices

soudant-shast.

229A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0526

shastiol@buffalo.edu

Visiting Professor
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences

Field: Graphic Design

Instructional Support

Domenic J. Licata.

139 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0531

djlicata@buffalo.edu

Instructional Support
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Chair
UB Professional Staff Senate

Field: Graphic Design; Emerging Practices