Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Las Vegas Weekly: 7 second beer challenge

Hi all! I know it has been a while, but I'm back! Back with a super fun commission for Las Vegas Weekly's Booze issue. Thanks to AD Ryan Olbrysh! Who could not enjoy themselves illustrating men getting plastered and puking as a result. Find the full article here

preliminary sketches 

printed goodness!

Also, I've updated my website! 

Take a look,

( www.nesslee.com )

Friday, October 12, 2012

Me Love You Long Time Still

for coming out on a chilly friday night friends and strangers,
and celebrating my first solo show. Also thanks to the Glastone Hotel for having me!
It was such a great space and I wouldn't have had anything any other way. Thanks also to Nancy!! All these wonderful photos are thanks to her witchcraft with the camuruh.

was a solo show about love and bullshit
alongside my works from the series, I don't speak Chinese.

Here are some photos from that night! 

In other news, I'll be participating at this years Canzine! October 21st at 1pm! Come by and say hi!! a bunch of other talented friends will also be selling thier wonderful goods, i'm excited!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Me Love You Long Time /// Solodolo Show!

Hey Guys!

I'll be having a mini solo show at The ArtBar in The Gladstone Hotel!
Come join me as a show some new illustrations and sculptures!

Opening Reception: October 4th @ 7pm
The show is from October 3rd to the 8th!

It would be so awesurme if you could make it!


Ness Lee 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


It showed
the grey on his head
the limp in her walk
It has been a while
growing together

with both his palms
he gently cupped her face
and ever so tenderly said to her
you know, I would do anything for you, love
and kissed her on the lips

Today I witnessed love

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


For a while now Myself, Melissa, Tabban, Nicole and Archie have been a part of a free art show around Toronto! The map as been published in Offerings and hopefully some adventurous souls have trekked the streets of Toronto in search of these pieces- They're still up n survivin'! Thanks Toronto for being nice. Such a great concept- free art for all! : )

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Don't Speak Chinese: Siracha v.s. Kelloggs

"I Do Not Speak Chinese"

Is a personal account of life as a banana surrounded by lemons. Growing up as a Hakka Chinese born Canadian, an analysis of the exposure of both eastern and western ways of living is explored as i illustrate the awkward disconnect experienced within culture, race and self.

Siracha v.s. Kelloggs 
Is a playful depiction on the birds of the east and west in my life. Who wins? Siracha hands down. I put that shit on everything. 
Preliminary sketch

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012 Applied Arts Student Awards

 Last week I received news that I was selected to be part of the 2012 Applied Arts Student Awards. Thanks to the Judges and Applied Arts for the wonderful opportunity! a few of my pieces from the series I Don't Speak Chinese made it to print! Keep ze eyes peeled for the November/December 2012 Issue : )

Friday, July 20, 2012

TOAE Recap and Big On Bloor 2012!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to visit my booth in the scolding heat! The first day I practically melted in my chair. This is the first year I've done the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and I must say it was pretty fun! It was so great to meet those of you who stopped by to see my work and buy my art : ) SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! (hopefully)

little fighters

Bowlboy pins! coming to an etsy soon! (before the weekend)

Skull Necklaces
Naked Sumo on Lotus
cat soap

Asian Galore

Also, thanks to those of you who wrote such kinda words and signed up for the mailing list!
be sure to expect something in your inbox soon :D

ALSO, be sure to see my yellow face at the Big on Bloor Festival this weekend! The XSPACE Cultural Centre was so kind to invite me to man a portion of their table and sell my goods!
The Festival is FREE!
 Saturday 1-9pm
Sunday 12-6pm

Be sure to stop by and say hi! I also have some buds tabling with me and exhibiting their stuff at the festival! Check em out!

Eunice Luk
Marc O'Brian
Ngadi Smart
Leone McComas

Monday, July 2, 2012

CQ28, 3x3 Student Show No.9 and Upcoming Events

Recently received an email saying I got into this fall's Creative Quarterly 28 and the 3x3 Illustration Annual, Student Show No.9! I'm excited to see it all in print! Congrats to the many other fellow OCADers and Sheridan friends that made it into the 3x3 annual!!! :D a complete list of bombdiggity winners here

3x3 student show no.9 merit

3x3 student show no.9 merit

CQ28 winnah

Also, as I've mentioned I'll be taking part in a few things this month! drop by and say HARO if you have the time!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2012

In about a week I'll be participating in this year's Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition! 
Check me out at Booth #352 in the Blue section : )

Here's a few things I've been making for the show! I will also be selling original Illustrations.

The exhibition takes place July 6th-8th! Its free admission, and runs Friday+Saturday: 10:30am-7:30pm and Sunday from 10:30am - 6:30pm.