Introducing: Joshua Lee Modina

Graduate artists on the cusp of great things.

The work: Joshua Lee Modina, Rice him the right way, 2020. Oil paint, 90 x 90cm. Courtesy: the artist.

Australian-Filipino artist Joshua Lee Modina explores ideas of Asian stereotypes, character traits and the derogatory comments – disguised as jokes – that are often directed his way. Completing a Bachelor of Arts at RMIT, Melbourne in 2021, Modina works in oil paints to create paintings and installations that depict scenes expressing the experiences and memories of his life in Australia since moving from the Philippines a decade ago.

Artworks for sale by Joshua Lee Modina

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