Esmond Lee is a photo-based artist formally trained as an architect. His practice explores how collisions of diverse cultural desires manifest in the built environment. Drawing from his ongoing experience living within a intergenerational immigrant household, Lee explores identity, belonging, and isolation. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from Carleton University and a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. He has been recognized by the Ontario Association of Architects and supported by the Ontario Arts Council. Lee lives in the suburbs of Toronto, in a house shared with his elderly parents.