Lee Maelzer is a London born and based artist who studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London for BA Hons, First Class, in Fine Art and the Royal College of Art, London for her Masters Degree in Fine Art, painting.

Since 2005 she has had nine solo exhibitions and has exhibited widely in group shows in the UK. Including the Bloomberg Space; Rove Gallery; Charlie Smith Gallery; Cell Project Space; EAST Gallery, Norwich; Fieldgate Gallery; Carter Presents; The Dot Project; Calvert 22; APT Gallery; Collyer Bristow; Zabludowicz Collection 176 Project Space; Flowers East; Museum 52; Cell Project Space; Jessica Carlisle Gallery; Angus-Hughes; Poppy Sebire; Saatchi New Sensations & The Future can Wait, Victoria House; Transition Gallery; Coleman Art Projects; National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
She has also curated seven exhibitions in London galleries.

Showing venues abroad include Lola Nikolau, Thessaloniki; SOL Atelier, Nicosia; Espacio de Projectos, Barcelona, Chateau Radvanov, Czech Republic; Porimuseum, Finland; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca; Gallerie Palais Essada, Tunis; Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne; Tjanjin Academy of Fine Arts; Yantai Art Museum; APT Drashan, Vienna; After the Butcher, Berlin; Sothebys (Amsterdam, Tel Aviv and New York); Konsthallen Trollhättan; Resy Muisjers Contemporary Art, Tiilberg; Torrence Museum, Los Angeles, Her work has also been shown in Venice, Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Nanjing; Prespes, Tallinn and Brno.

She was awarded the Abbey Fellowship at The British School at Rome, 2004, participated twice in Bloomberg ARTFutures, was shortlisted for the East London Painting Prize, the Celeste Art Prize and twice shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize.

Residencies include: Girne University Funded Residency, Kyrenia, Cyprus (2018); Artistic Crossing, Tunis, Tunisia (2016); Directional Forces, Psarades, Greece (2016 & 2015); Aldeburgh Beach Lookout Project, Aldeburgh, UK (2013); JOYA residency, Los Gasquez, Spain (2010); Deviant Art Festival, Trollhattan, Sweden (2007); Storefront Artists’ Project, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, (2007); Abbey Fellowship, British School at Rome, Italy, (2004); Arts Council of England Fellowship, Colima, Mexico, (2002)

Permanent collections include Queen Mary University, London, The University of the Arts, Frank Cohen, Calvert 22, Anita Zabludovicz, David Roberts Collection, Hudson Valley Community College and extensive private collections.

Features about her work include Turps Magazine, Issue Thirteen: Geraldine Swayne interviews Lee Maelzer and AMBIT 223: Lee Maelzer Fortune’s Entrails.