Born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania, Lee Muslin was always drawing with a passion and concentration beyond that of childhood doodling. There was no place to learn more about art in the area; it was not even offered at her high school. She was excited to finally study art formally in college. As a fine art major at the University of Delaware, Lee took studio courses in painting, drawing and printmaking. She also had her first black and white photography class.
After moving to New York City when she was 20, Lee continued with photography as her main means of expression. Eventually she attended Parsons School of Design to earn a degree in Photography. During this course of study Lee discovered the mysteries of digital imaging. She took to it immediately, thrilled with the prospect of creating images by using the computer as her paintbrush. Through layering and blending her original photographs, she could travel beyond the limits of reality.
Lee has exhibited in over 200 shows over the last 20 years including 5 solo exhibitions in New York City and 10 in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in 26 publications including 3 covers for the magazine Philadelphia Stories and she has been privileged to receive 22 awards.
After returning to Pennsylvania in 2007, with the space for a proper art studio, Lee began creating mixed media artwork by combining collage and painting with her photography and then progressed into collage and abstract painting. In order to paint larger work than she can in her home studio, Lee has rented an art studio at the Mt. Airy Art Garage at 11 W. Mt. Airy Ave. in Philadelphia. Lee’s journey has come full circle in both her life and her art.