Rodney Lee

Rodney Lee

Philadelphia, PA, United States

About Rodney Lee

My work uses chromaticism and metaphor to present personal narratives as well as social, political, or historical commentary rooted in my experience as a black man in America. Therefore my imagery is steeped in jazz, improvisation, rhythmic lyricism, graffiti, urban landscapes, street style, iconic symbolism, and contemporary cultural idioms. As a multimedia artist, I continually explore and experiment across genres, media, and ideas of order to create sincere expressions, and in my visual work I am able to easily transition between abstract and more representational styles, sometimes within the same piece. I am a Philadelphia-based multimedia artist, entrepreneur, and technologist.


B.F.A., Sound (+) Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.S., Computer Science; B.A. General Studies, University of Chicago


Superfine! DC Inaugural Arts Fair
Jenkintown Festival of the Arts, Jenkintown, PA
Fall for the Arts Festival, Chestnut Hill, PA
Philly Art Collective, Philly Show (x2)
Columbia College
Black Harvest Film Festival
Central Academy of Arts, Beijing
Southside Community Arts Center (x3)