Cinnamon Lee is an Australian artist who makes precious objects in the form of contemporary jewellery and lighting. A keen interest in new technologies and their ability to offer new ways of seeing continues to inform her practice. Cinnamon has therefore specialised in exploiting emerging technologies such as 3D computer modelling and digital manufacturing in conjunction with traditional gold and silversmithing techniques to produce objects that extend perceptions of what is physically possible.
Cinnamon‘s practice spans over 14 years during which time she has exhibited widely and is represented in the National Gallery of Australia Collection. She completed an Honours degree (2001) and a Master of Philosophy degree (2010) in the Gold & Silversmithing Workshop at the ANU, where her research during this time focused on the potential of emerging lighting technology to alter lamp design and perceptions of artificial light in the twenty-first century. Cinnamon was a lecturer in the Gold + Silver workshop from 2003-2010 and has since relocated her studio back to Sydney and has joined the team at Metalab Studio and Gallery in Surry Hills. She held her first solo lighting exhibition there in April 2010.