Pamela Mei Leng See


1979 Australian


Pamela Mei Leng See is an Australian artist born of Chinese descent. She
practices a contemporary form of papercutting. Since graduating from the
Queensland College of Art in 1999, she has contributed several to
exhibitions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. In 2007 , she made her first
appearance in the Beijing art scene, featuring in exhibitions at 798 Red
Gate Gallery, NY Arts and the Pickled Art Centre. Between 2005 and 2008,
Sees artwork has been touring as part of the Museum of Brisbane's Echoes
of Home: Memory and Mobility in Recent Austral-Asian Art. Her other career
highlights include Lingua Franca at the 2005 ARC Biennial, A Change in
Frequency at the Starterspace in the Watermall Cafe at the Queensland Art
Gallery and High and Mighty, Lowly and Meek at 24hr Art.


Masters of Business (MBus)
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane 2001

Graduate Diploma of Communications (GradDipBus)
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane 2000

Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA)
Griffith University
Queensland College of Art
Brisbane 1999

Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (BSZ40198)
Chris Morton Powerful Seminars
Brisbane 2005


Selected Solo Exhibitions
Insurgent, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
On the Move, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Impact, Logan Art Gallery
The Brown Cloud, the Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College NY (community art)
Offshore Processing, Lismore Regional Gallery
Intervention, Museum of Brisbane
Prohibition, Blindside, Melbourne
Consumption, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
Float, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
High and Mighty, Lowly and Meek, 24hr Art, Darwin

Selected Workshops & Site-Specific Installations
Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEEF) at Ithaca College, New York
University of Massachusetts, New Bedford
Tabor Academy, Marion
Sun Village, Beijing
The West Academy, Beijing
In the Shade of Willow, Sydney Olympic Park
Surface Tension, 24HR Art, Darwin Visual Arts Association, Charles Darwin University NT
Lismore Regional Gallery
L'Ecole Francaise de Pekin
Harrows International School, Beijing
The Love and Hope Centre, Beijing
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Festival Cairns at Kick Arts
The Pacific Edge, Regional Arts Australia Conference
Chinese Takeaway, QPAC
Caloundra Regional Gallery
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Chinese cultural week, Hou Wang Temple, Atherton
The Vitrine, Queen Street Mall

Selected Group Exhibitions
Coming Home, Linda Gallery, Beijing
Spectral Bequest, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Object & Construct, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
One World, One Home, Qing Tong Museum, City of Ordos, Inner Mongolia
Conflux City (citywide) New York City as part of Conflux 2009
Chinese Legacy, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
Echoes of Home: Memory & Mobility in Recent Austral-Asian Art, Musuem of Brisbane, Cairns Regional Gallery, Orange Regional Gallery, Fremantle Arts Centre, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery & RMIT Gallery.
Papercut, 25HR Art, Darwin
Heavenly Bodies, Gallery 4A, Sydney
Shoot low! They are riding Shetlands, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
Multiplex, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
From Mao to Now, Sydney Olympic Park
The Year of the Bird, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Bird Watching, Redland Art Gallery
Scissors for Brush, Two Lines Gallery, Beijing
Bird Flower, Egg Gallery, Beijing
Exploration 7, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
Shift: Changing Places, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Open Door: Artists in Residence in Beijing, 798 / Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
Ways of Being, Pickled Art Centre, Beijing
Installation Mode, NY Arts, Beijing
My Own Private Oasis curated by Louise Rollman as part of Armorys VIP Schedule Gueshoe & ISCP, New York


Selected Commissions
The Opposite House, Beijing
199 Grey Street, South Brisbane
The Darwin Convention Centre
(internal artworks)
Brisbane Central Towers
The Mater Mother’s Hospital

Selected Collections
The National Gallery of Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Bank
The University of Queensland
QUT Art Collection
Griffith University Art Collection
Swires Properties International Pty Ltd
Queensland Transport
Gadens Lawyers
Brisbane Airport Corporation


Selected Awards and Grants
Australia Council for the Arts Professional Development Grant
Creative Sparks Lord Mayor's
Young and Emerging Artists Fellowship
Brisbane 2006
Australia-China Council General Funding
Brisbane 2005
Regional Art Development Fund
Mackay 2004
Arts Queensland Small Project Grant
Brisbane 2001
Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
Griffith University
Queensland College of Art
Brisbane 1998

Selected Artist in Residence
Ithaca College, New York USA
University of Massachusetts, Boston USA
Lismore Regional Gallery, AUSTRALIA
24HR Art, Darwin AUSTRALIA
Pickled Art Centre, Beijing CHINA
KickArts, Cairns AUSTRALIA


Selected Articles and Interviews
Maier, Heidi. ‘On the move: Pamela Mei-Leng See’, Art Guide Australia, January/February 2009
Higson, R. "Fluid Bridges to China". The Australian. 11 February 2008.
Hampson, J. ‘Paper Cuts’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 43, January–March 2008
Liu, B. "The Long Effect of Short-term Residencies." (Radio Interview & Webcast). 21 January 2007.
Rodgers, E. "Homage to her Chinese heritage." The Courier Mail. 22 November 2006.
Bladen, B. Animals as Allegory. Machine. Vol 1. No. 4.
Craig, G. "Exquisite Precision". World of Antiques & Art. February 2005.
Lord, C. "Folk Art". Home. 5 June 2005.
"Intransient". Map Magazine. Saturday 5 March 2005. Carolli, L. “Ways with Words”. Wordings (e-publication). 5 March 2005.