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Peter Lee (天  智 Tian Zhi), CA completed a PhD in sciences before traveling, painting and meditating.  He offers discussions, workshops and meditations by invitation. Please contact for further information here.

B: Toronto, Canada, 1970.
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto 1975-89 – Classical Piano Performance
BSc (Toxicology) University of Toronto, 1991  MSc (Molecular Biology) University of Toronto, 1994
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Painting and Animation) 1995-97  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Center for Genome Research) 1998-99
PhD (Genetics and Bioinformatics) McGill University, Montreal, 1998-2005
Concordia University (Painting and Theatre Performance) 2004-6


1991-99
Completes BSc and MSc. Travels to Japan and South-East Asia (Malaysia, Bali, Thailand). Lives and works in Vancouver enrolling in at the Emily Carr Institute. Returns to Toronto before commencing PhD at MIT, Cambridge, MA in 1998.

2000-2009
Moves to Montreal to complete PhD at McGill University in 2005. Joins E-Motion performance group under guidance of theatre director Jordan Deitcher (US) developing interactive visualization interface for biofeedback data. Travels to South America and Europe. Lives and works in Berlin 2007-08 participating in Karrierebar, Copenhagen and Studio Weissensee. Studio in Montreal. Completed painting series “Transparency”.


2010-present
First juried exhibition “The Artist Project”. Studio in Toronto 2011-12. Meets Mata Amritanandamayi, “Amma” (IN) 2012. Joins Art Square Gallery with Leyla Kizilirmak (TR). Creates workshop, “Art of Manifestation”, 2013-14. Presents “Art, Science and Humanity” at “Siberry Art Socials” hosted by singer-songwriter Jane Siberry (CA). Travels to India, Nepal, Africa and Europe, 2014-17. Off-grid performances with butoh artist Kasuka (PL) 2017-18. Retreat with Tibetan Dzogchen Master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, Tenerife, Spain, 2018.