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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
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.
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”.
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.