SIMONE SLEE completed a PhD in 2017 at the Victorian College of the Arts University of Melbourne, where she is currently Senior Lecturer and Research Convenor. She attended the Staedelschule, Frankfurt am Main from 2004–06 after being awarded the Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship. Slee previously completed a Masters of Arts (Fine Arts, Research) at RMIT University in 2002, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1995 and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Landscape Architecture) at RMIT University in 1988.
Slee completed an artist in residence at Berlin Glas e.V., Berlin, representing Australia in the Australia Now—Germany 2017 DFAT celebration of culture and has had solo representations of her work at Shepparton Art Museum (2016), the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA (2015). Other recent solo exhibitions include: Hold UP, (2013), Sarah Scout Presents and How long, at the India Art Fair, New Delhi, India (2012). Her work, Houses that are happy to help with at least one of the possible problems of art (2010) was exhibited at Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main. Selected group exhibitions include: Fabrik, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne (2015); Propositions for an Uncertain Future, Mockeridge Fountain, Melbourne City Square (2010); Private Space, Common Space, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne (2008); Yoko Ono, Dream Universe, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (2005) and Made in Frankfurt, Museum Giersch, Frankfurt am Main (2005). Her project On, was presented as one of the key Visual Arts Program projects by curator Juliana Engberg in the 2003 Melbourne International Festival and was concurrently included in the Orifice exhibition at ACCA.
Slee's work is held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Bendigo Art Gallery, Geleong Art Gallery, Monash University, Horsham Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum, Queensland University among others.