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Malti B Lee: Lost in Color

Solo exhibition exploring nature in global cities

On view: May 2 – 30, 2023. Opening Reception: Sunday May 7, 2023, 3 – 5PM. Closing Artist Meet: Monday May 29, 2023 12-4PM
@ Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery, San Ramon CA

Millions of people living in urban settings across the globe experience nature in their towns and cities, where pockets of vibrant flowers are found against the backdrop of manmade buildings. Lost in Color reflects these experiences through works that feature expressive flowers painted against vivid abstract backgrounds with line-drawn architectures from cities around the world.

This solo exhibition offers a window into Malti B Lee’s international past, working, living and travelling across over 50 countries globally. These works visualize Malti’s memories of cities that she’s visited first-hand. “There’s a story behind each painting,” shares the artist. “Malti’s paintings have a vibrancy and intrigue that draw in audiences. From her choice of colors and subject matter, to the combination of techniques that she employs, her painting voice is distinct and distinguishable”, says DeeDee Hunt, Hunt & Gather Gallery owner.

In a world where there is so much noise, these paintings create the space to transport audiences to a moment somewhere else. Lost in the city. Lost in nature. Lost in Color.



Malti B Lee Ph.D. (b. 1990, United Kingdom) is a globe-trotting British Indian artist and arts administrator. Since relocating to the US, Malti’s works have been exhibited across the Bay Area, notably selected for inclusion at STUDIO and Hunt & Gather galleries in San Francisco. In 2023, she was commissioned by the City of San Ramon to create artwork for San Ramon’s annual Art & Wind Festival in her characteristic style. Malti lives in Santa Clara, CA, and enjoys dancing salsa and bachata, from her days living in Sevilla, Spain, and is currently learning Korean.

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