February 22, 2011

Artist Now, Architect Later

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When Mike Lee ’11, a current fifth year architect, packed off for Rome in the fall of 2009, he didn’t imagine that the trip would propel him into the European art world. Lee had been experimenting with his own artwwork leading up to the trip, and began to work on it more formally shortly after arriving, when he secured an internship with the Italian artist Pietro Ruffo.  Since then, he has collaborated and displayed artwork with artists from all over Italy and Europe in a variety of places, including Milan, Berlin, Rome — even Tjaden Gallery. A year and a half later, I caught up with him on a break from architecture studio.

Original Author: Joey Anderson