Philip Jonlin Lee

Philip Jonlin Lee is based in Toronto, Canada and London, UK. He is a graduate of the Goldsmiths College Fine Art programme (2004) where he completed his M.A. He completed his undergraduate studies in 2001 at the University of Toronto with a specialist in Visual Studies and a major in Fine Art History. Before moving to London, Phil was awarded Vtape’s emerging artist award in 2001. He is a founder and active member of the Toronto-based video collective 640 480. His previous video projects have involved animations as well as live-action literary narratives - often regarded as confessionals. Other works concern issues regarding traumas, dislocation and memory / fiction. In addition, Phil works in film projects addressing similar themes and is also a writer of creative narrative and prose. Phil is currently living and working in London, UK.


Lilliputian Seconds

2007, 06:12 minutes, colour, English

Rose-Tinted Glass Meets Revisionist History

2007, 03:16 minutes, colour, English


2006, 05:10 minutes, colour, English

Long Ride Home

2004, 09:02 minutes, Colour, English

Brisk Summer Breeze

2004, 06:35 minutes, colour, English


2004, 05:00 minutes, Colour, English


2003, 03:10 minutes, Colour, English

Distance: Where to Position Yourself

2001, 03:45 minutes, colour, English

Home Coming

1999, 08:30 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Deliver us from truth...: The recent video work of Philip Jonlin Lee
by Lisa Steele. Art Star 3 Video Art Biennial Exhibition Catalogue - 2007 Galerie SAW Gallery, Oct. 2007.
Hop and Crawl At A Glance
by Unknown. The Globe and Mail, Sept. 16, 2005.
agYU: A Very Personal Look: Toronto Video Art from the '7-'s to...
by Shay Gibson. agYU, 2005. Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 2005.
Philip Jonlin Lee
by Betty Ann Jordan. Toronto Life, Oct. 2005, v. 39, no. 10.