Patrick Morales-Lee Artist Biography
Patrick Morales-Lee was taught by the painter John Virtue and graduated alongside friend and peer Antony Micallef. During the last few years, he has exhibited in a number of shows, selling work to a handful of well know collectors and exhibited alongside artists such as Antony Gormley, Antony Lister, Stanley Donwood, Vhils, Pure Evil and FAILE.
The work deals with the idea of identity and belonging. Fostered at the age of three, Patrick was constantly and acutely aware of his surroundings and the need to fit in growing up. Looking back, he recognises those feelings as universal and the work looks to explore the ‘human condition’, specifically what makes people do what they do to have a sense of belonging – from the everyday to the extreme.
In 2020 he won the Galerie Heimat & NG Art Creative Residency Art Prize, judged by Kate Bryan and Laura Gascoigne. While also appearing on Sky Arts, Portrait Artist of the Year in the same year. He has also been shortlisted for the new art prize, The Sequested Prize, where winners will be revealed in early Summer 2021.