Jivan Lee is an oil painter based in Taos & Santa Fe, NM. He grew up in Woodstock, NY, and studied painting at Bard College with Joseph Santore and Laura Battle. His work explores the nature of paint as raw material, creator of image, and catalyst for emotional response, and is increasingly addressing the complexities of how humans see and shape their environment. Jivan’s paintings have been exhibited nationally at museums and educational institutions and covered in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Art Business News, and Plein Air Magazine. In addition to painting as much as time allows, Jivan also helms the Project for Art and the Environment and occasionally teaches.