Head shot Lee Walton

College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Lee Walton as Director of CVPA’s School of Dance.

Lee Walton is a Professor of Art with a practice that spans performance art, new media, and social practice. Since joining UNCG’s faculty in 2007, Lee has held various leadership roles within the School of Art, serving as the Associate Director and Director of Graduate Studies. He is also the founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice program, a program he created with faculty and administrators to bring students together from art, dance, music, and theater for collaboration and community.

As an advocate and supporter of student voices, Lee has served as the primary advisor for student-run Coraddi magazine for over a decade. He was also instrumental in the development of Greensboro Project Space, the School of Art’s satellite space for community engagement in downtown Greensboro.

Lee is a globally recognized contemporary artist. His innovative methods of creating systems and scores for participatory public projects played a pivotal role in the early development of the Social Practice genre. Today, Lee’s practice continues to expand across disciplines to explore performance, new media, pop culture, game strategies, and experiential art for personal and social change. He considers his art to be part of a larger team effort to celebrate the things we, as humans, ultimately value.

Lee has collaborated and exhibited with numerous institutions and venues, including ICA Boston, Eyebeam (New York), Haskins Laboratory at the Yale Research Center (New Haven, CT), The Power Plant (Toronto), The City Museum of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Naples Museum of Art (Italy), Oakland Museum of California, Island #6 Art Center (Shanghai), National Academy Museum (New York), White Columns (New York), and Reykjavik Art Museum (Iceland).

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Lee earned his Master of Fine Arts from the California College of Arts in 2000.  His work can be viewed at his artist’s website: http://www.leewalton.com/.