Artist, printmaker, proprietor and printer,
Blue Moon Press, Glastonbury, CT

Associate Professor, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford,
West Hartford, CT: 1982–present


Narrative Images: Jim Lee & Blue Moon Press, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI-2019

Goldman & Lee/Shadow & Color, Bromer Gallery, Boston, MA-2018

Stone, Water, Wood, Prints and Drawings by Jim Lee, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK-2018

Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT—2014

UCONN Medical Center, Farmington, CT—2012

University of Maine-Machias—2007

Pine Manor College, Boston, MA—2006

Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT—2004

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA—1999

Northfield/Mt. Herman School, Northfield, MA—1997

Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT—1997

Central Connecticut State, New Britain, CT—1997

Promenade Gallery/The Bushnell, Hartford, CT—1995

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA—1989

Zone Art Center, Springfield, MA—1989

Smith College, Northampton, MA—1987

University of South Carolina, Conway, SC—1987

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA—1986



Visions/Revisions, members of the Printmakers Network of Southern New England, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT

On Paper, Under Glass, Contemporary Prints from the collection of the Slater Museum by members of the Printmakers Network of southern New England, Norwich, CT


The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, MA (Award)

Atlanta Print Biennial International Juried Exhibition,
Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Madison Mafia: Prints by Influential Alumni of the University of Wisconsin,
Georgia State University, SGCI Conference, Atlanta, GA

PrintAustin 2017, National Juried Print Exhibition, Flatbed Press Gallery, Austin, TX

Visions/Revisions: Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England,
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

Dialogue with Yinchuan: China-America International Printmaking Exhibition, Yinchuan Art Museum, Ningxia, China

Imprint One 2016, National Invitational Print Biennial, VAM Gallery, Austin, TX

Stand Out Prints 2016, International JuriedExhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

The Art of the Book, National Juried Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA          

Not your mother’s drawing show, invitational Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

Pressing On: Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England, University of Rhodes Island, South Kingston, RI

Myths & Legends Biennial International Artist’s Book Show, A6 Gallery, Bend, OR
(Best in Show award)

Hand Pulled: The Current Practice in Printmaking, OnSite: Brooklyn, NY

Atlanta Print Biennial International Juried Exhibition, Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Printmaking Now, 10th Annual National Juried Exhibit, Imago Foundation for the Arts, Warren, RI (award)

IPCNY New Prints/Summer—2014, Christie’s Auction House, NY, NY

Prints, Invitational Show, Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA

New Prints/New Narratives—Summer–2013, International Print Center New York, NY   

Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial, Boston University

Printmakers Network of Southern New England, MCC Gallery, Manchester, CT


Oso Bay North American Print Exhibition, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

Artlink 32nd Annual Print Exhibit, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, Fort Wayne, IN

Current Trends in Print, Elon University, NC


Oceans/Night: Hobson, Lee, Schanilec, Carlsten Gallery, UW-Stevens Point, WI

Micro/Macro: PNSNE, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI


Artist’s Book Cornucopia, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO


2nd Qijang International Print Festival, Chongqing, Peoples’ Republic of China

6th Triennial Print Americas, 2009 Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan. CT



Paper In Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

NE Impressions II: Woodcut, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA


New England Now, Paper New England, Hartford, CT


The Art of Printmaking, Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI

25th National Print Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

63rd Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT

Off the Press—10 Printmakers, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

PNSNE, Strathmore Hall Foundation, Bethesda, MD

Content Not Limited to Words, Artists’ Book Exhibition, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

American Relief Prints, University Place Art Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

The Medium and the Message, City Gallery, New Haven, CT
Recent Acquisitions of Artists’ Books, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY

Rare Books of the Future, Center for Book Arts, NY

Hand-pulled: The Contemporary Print, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA (award)

Turning the Page, International Book Arts Exhibit, Academy Art Center, Honolulu, HI

Emergence, Depot Gallery, Auckland, NZ

International Artists’ Book Exhibition, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Diversity: Ten Years of Printmaking at Brandywine Workshop, USIA tour of Brazil and Argentina

Third and Fourth Annual International Biennial Print Exhibitions, Taipei Museum, Republic of China

International Artists’ Book/Print Fair, Leipzig, Germany

New American Woodcuts, Galerie Im Hollental, Buchenbach, Germany

Colorprint USA, National Print Invitational Portfolio, exhibited at venues in all 50 states

National Juried Small Works Show, Washington

Printmakers’ Gallery, Washington D.C. (award)

National Printmaking, 2003, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
(purchase award)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY

National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Getty Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Fine Arts—Boston, MA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Guangdong Museum of Fine Art, Chongqing, China

University City Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

Bibliotheca Liborium Artificem, Sydney, Australia

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Boston Atheneum, Boston, MA

Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

New York Public Library, Special Collections, NY

Yale University, Art of the Book Collection, CT

Smith College Library, Northampton, MA

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

UCONN, Storrs, CT

Swarthmore College, Special Collections, PA

California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

University of Iowa Library, Iowa City, IA

Brown University, John Hay Library, Providence, RI

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Safeco Corporation, Farmington, CT

Ragged Remains, Jim Lee, 2014

A’tugwawan: Three Mi’kmaq Indian Stories, Ruth Holmes Whitehead—2009

Lonesome Rows, Jim Lee—1999

Place of the Long River, A Connecticut River Anthology, poetry and prose by eight writers from the CT River Valley, edited by Jim Lee—1995

The Immigrants, Joe Napora—1992

Alchemical Lion, Jesse Glass—1991

Trouble Light, Jim Lee—1989

Candle in a Storm, Jim Lee—1986

A Calling Out, Jim Lee—1984

A Stitchin’ Time, Jim Lee—1981

The Seven Deadly Sins, Jim Lee—1980

The Illustrated Goose, Jim Lee—1979

Ballinglen Art Foundation Artist Fellowship Residency, Co. Mayo, Ireland—2013

University of Hartford Vincent Coffin Grants—2013, 1993, 1990, 1987

Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artist Grants—1993, 1989

Brandywine Workshop Publishing Fellowship—1991

Depression Dog, Toby Olson, The Perishable Press, LTD, Mt. Horeb, WI—2003

Slurring at bottom, A Printer’s Book of Errors, Robin Price, Publisher, Middletown, CT—2002

Whitman’s Sampler, Richard Wiley, The Perishable Press, LTD, Mt. Horeb, WI—1999 (included in the AIGA 50 Best Books of 1999 exhibition, NY, NY)

The Everyday Magic of Walterlee Higgins, David Haynes, Minneapolis Center for Book Arts, MN—1998

The Sleeper, Tatlin Books, Bangor, ME—1986

Cap’n Jack’s Chaps, Ed Dorn, Black Mesa Press, Madison, WI—1983

The Hand Making of Paper, A Book of Suspicions, Walter Hamady, The Perishable Press, LTD, Mt. Horeb, WI—1980

In the Apartment, Jim Lee, Gardyloo Press, Madison, WI—1979

How do you get there from here?, SUNY-Plattsburgh—2014

Human Ingestion, Ohio University, Athens, OH—2012

Emergence, Amity Art Foundation, Woodbridge, CT—2004

Collective Independence, Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England—2003

Palimpsest, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE—2002

Colorprint, USA, 1998 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, (CT representative to this portfolio)

A Printers’ Exquisite Corpse, Silver Buckle Press, Madison, WI—1990

Point of Departure, University of WI-Madison—1982

Art New England Workshops,—2019, ‘18, ‘17, '15, '14, '13, '12, '08, '07, '06

University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI-2019

University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK-2018

Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR—2013

Colby College, Waterville, ME—2012

Hill-Stead Museum of Art, Farmington, CT—2012, 11

Montclair State University—2012, 2009


Trinity College, Hartford, CT—2005, 2003, 1994

Ball State University, Muncie, IN—2004

Southern Graphics Council Conference, Printing Demonstration, Rutgers University, NJ—2004

Connecticut College Books Arts Symposium, New London, CT—2002

Workshop in Assisi, Italy, pastel workshop—2002

Pyramid Atlantic Workshop, Riverdale, MD—2001

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA,—1998, 1987

Vermont College, Montpelier, VT—1996

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT—1995, 1989, 1986

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD—1986

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA—1986

Southern Graphics Council, panel, Rockville, MD—1983

Southern Graphics Council International

Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England