Jocelyn Lee was born in Naples Italy, and received her B.A. in philosophy and visual arts from Yale University, and her M.F.A. in photography from Hunter College. In 2001 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1996 her work, The Youngest Parents, was published by DoubleTake Books and The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in collaboration with Robert Coles and John Moses. She has exhibited nationally in group and solo exhibitions, most recently at Pace MacGill Gallery in NY, 2007 (solo)/2005; The DeCordova Museum in Waltham, MA 2007; The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 2007 (solo); The University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME, 2006 (solo); Stone Hill College, Easton, MA, 2005 (solo); The Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, 2004/2003 (solo); The Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME, 2004 ; The Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, 2004; The Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, 2004; Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, 2003; The LFL Gallery, New York, 2001 (solo); The Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, 2001; and The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2000.
Her work is in the collections of Maison Européen de la Photographie, Paris, France; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; The Yale Museum of Art, New Haven, CT; The List Center at MIT, Cambridge, MA; The Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, NC; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.; The Bates College Museum of Art. Lewiston, ME; and The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockport, ME. She is represented by Pace MacGill Gallery. Her work has appeared in many national publications including The New York Times Magazine, DoubleTake and Harpers.