M.Arch in Landscape Urbanism - Notre Dame University
BS in Architecture - Georgia Tech
Born into the wastelands of post-industrial America, Lee Frederix is an artist and academic based in Beirut since 2001. His work reflects his hybrid background in Architecture, Urbanism, and Fine Arts in an attempt to merge these three disciplines through experimental practice. Focusing primarily on three-dimensional media, including assemblage, sculpture and installation, his current work (both academic and artistic) investigates interstitial spaces, alternative mapping, and transgressive urban practices in contemporary Beirut.
Lee’s most recent research investigates alternative mapping practices, psychogeographic readings of place, and non-conventional representations of the city, all through the lens of subjective experience and his background in Landscape Urbanism.
2019 “Mapping as a Visual Arts Practice: Social Geographies of Contemporary Beirut” in International Journal of Cartography (IJC), Volume 5: Issue 2-3, pp. 304-315.
2018 “To Characterize the Inscrutable City: A Practice of Alternative Mapping for Beirut” in Process and Practice Across Design Disciplines. Edited by Brian Dougan, Kevin Mitchell & Greg Watson. American University of Sharjah, pp. 33-39.
2015 “Cultural Infrastructure for the Margins: A Machinic Approach to Nahr Beirut” in Reconceptualizing Boundaries: Urban Design in the Arab World. Edited by Robert Saliba. London: Ashgate, pp. 85-96.
Professional Work & Exhibitions
2022 Glimpses of Talent Urbanist Art - Dubai
2021 Rethinking our Landscapes of Uncertainty [solo] Mission Art Gallery - Beirut
2019 October 17 Galerie Janine Rubeiz - Beirut
2016 7rooms 7artists ArtHouse - Beirut
2016 The Age of Recycling MACAM - Lebanon
2015 The Merriment of Debris Haven for Artists - Beirut
2014 Extraordinary Art Exhibition Goguikian Foundation - Beirut
2008 Live Debris UMAM - Beirut
2006 XXVII Salon d’Automne Musée Sursock - Beirut
2004 XXV Salon d’Automne Musée Sursock - Beirut
2003 XXIV Salon d’Automne Musée Sursock - Beirut
2002 frederix@monot [solo] Expos SDF - Beirut
2000 integration 7 Éspace P à P - Paris
Awards, Fellowships & Grants
2019 SArD Travel Grant for the International Cartographic Conference in Tokyo
2018 SArD Travel Grant for the PPADD conference at the American University of Sharjah