About the Artist
Hi Everyone! My name is Jerilee and I am a mixed media Philadelphia based artist who loves creatively expressing myself through different art forms and techniques.
Every piece is handmade using a blend of materials from both the construction and art industry to create highly textural pieces.
I have a background in Fine Arts and am inspired by neutral and minimalistic design. My creative journey is deeply intertwined with the profound allure of Japanese Wabi-Sabi philosophy: learning to accept imperfection. Guided by this, I seek to encapsulate the beauty found in imperfection. My art becomes a reflection of the delicate harmony between nature and human existence, embracing asymmetry and simplicity as a testament to life's evolving narratives.
Through my work, I invite viewers to contemplate the serene elegance of the mundane, the artistry in weathered textures, and the serendipitous moments that reveal the profound grace within the ordinary. Each brushstroke and composition is a homage to the Wabi-Sabi spirit, to the quiet wisdom of embracing life's inherent fluctuations and the beauty therein.
Just as Wabi-Sabi contrasts modernism's uniformity, my creations embrace asymmetry, weathered textures, and organic curves. Each stroke and form emerges from the quiet beauty of the world around me – the solitary tree's graceful silhouette, the ripples on a calm lake – moments of stillness embodied in my work. Just as nature's imperfections inspire me, my art is an homage to the fleeting elegance of life, beckoning viewers to contemplate, find solace, and harmonize within the embrace of impermanence.
I am excited to share my work with you and hope that I'll be able to add beauty to your space.
Jerilee is a Philadelphia-based artist who blends joint compound, acrylic paint, and a myriad of other media to craft evocative works of art. With a deep-rooted fascination for the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, Lee's creations stand as a poignant departure from the sterile uniformity of modernism. Instead, they embrace the beauty of asymmetry, the allure of weathered textures, and the elegance of organic curves.
Lee's artistic journey began with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Seattle. This education laid the foundation for her creative exploration, leading her through a diverse range of artistic ventures before she established her own artistic haven under the banner of "Lee in Cerulean."
Lee has actively participated in numerous artist pop-ups and charitable events throughout Philadelphia. As she continues to evolve as an artist, Lee is poised to make her mark on the Philadelphia art scene. With upcoming exhibitions on the horizon, she invites viewers to join her on a journey of discovery, where the principles of Wabi-Sabi come to life in vibrant and thought-provoking ways. Through her art, Lee invites us to embrace imperfection, celebrate the passage of time, and find beauty in the unrefined.