Ness Lee Illustrations

Drake hotel Install

Ness Lee is a noodle lovin' pot stickin' son-of-a-bun from Toronto, Ontario.



Art Works Consulting
Devan Patel -

Katharine Mulherin


Selected Exhibitions


Can’t Touch This, Mulherin New York, New York, NY
Spring/Break Art Show 2017: American/Women, Mulherin New York, New York, NY
Qualia, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON
In House, Paperhouse Studio, Toronto, ON
Preview Show 2017, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Honest Ed's Farewell Exhibition- Timeraiser 150, Toronto, ON
Red Pocket Annual Show, Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn, NY
Graphic, Offsite Concept Space, Toronto, ON


Salon Show, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Comic Arts Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Go to The Light, 301 Gallery, Boston, MA
Works on Paper, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons, Northern Contemporary, Toronto, ON
Feel A Part, NO FOUNDATION, Toronto, ON
Waiting For You - mural, Pamenar Cafe, Toronto, ON
Angel Dust, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON
Growing to Love, Huntclub Studio, Toronto, ON
Two's Company, Duo show with Chris O'Niel, Boston, MA
Nowhere Now Tour, Alt Space Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Art Outright, Nuvango Gallery, Toronto, ON


Grumpy Bert's Anniversary Show, New York, NY
Grump Bert's Flipbook Show, New York, NY
Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON


Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo, Japan
Toronto's 180 Birthday Celebration Gala, Steamwhistle Brewery
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON


One of a Kind Christmas show, The Direct Energy Centre
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
R.I.P. Morgan Freeman, Gallery 1313
One of a Kind Spring show, The Direct Energy Centre


Me Love You Long Time, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
Hot ‘n’ Cool, Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
Solo show, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON  
Matter Composed, Creatures Creating, Toronto, ON
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
OCADU GradEx 2012, OCADU, Toronto, ON

Selected Publications


Got a Girl Crush Magazine, New York, NY


Bust Magazine, New York, NY
Maisonneuve Magazine, Montreal, QC


Bust Magazine, New York, NY
Lucky Peach Magazine, New York, NY
Maisonneuve Magazine, Montreal, QC
Bitch Magazine , Portland, OR
Quill & Quire Magazine, Toronto, ON, May


Dandyhorse Magazine, Toronto, ON, Oct
Blueprint Magazine, Waterloo, ON, Oct
ILLO13, The 3x3 International Illustration Directory, New York, NY, Jan


7 Second Beer Challenge, Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas, Oct
Chew your food,  Broken Pencil, Toronto,  Oct
OCADU Annual Report, OCAD University, Toronto,
Applied Arts Student Awards, Montreal, 2012
Illustration feature in CQ28, Creative Quarterly, New York,
Student Merit -3x3 Illustration Annual,3x3 Magazine, New York        
CMYK 53 Top 100 Creatives, CMYK
OCADU Illustration Catalog, Toronto
Society of Illustration Student Scholarship Annual, New York
Rivet 2012, Volume 1, OCAD Student Press, Toronto

Achievements and Awards

American Illustration 35 Selected
American Illustration 34 Selected
Society of Illustrators 57 winner
American Illustration 32 Chosen
Project 31 Student Scholarship Awards
CMYK 53 top 100 Creatives
Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship
Ontario Scholar Award 

Selected Press

Juxtapoz "Keep Lovin' Fun: The Work of Ness Lee"
It's Nice That "The Joyously risqué work of Toronto Illustrator Ness Lee"
Design Sponge "Comfort Zone: Ness Lee"
Lexiquette "Ness Lee's Sticky Sweet Illustrations"
Canadian Art "Critical Craft at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition"
Spins and Needles "Artist Profile: Ness Lee"