Lee Ann Paynter is an artist, activist and educator. She currently lives in Kentucky, and is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Morehead State University. She has both an active socially engaged practice and an active exhibition schedule. With an MFA in Photography and Media from California Institute of the Arts, her oeuvre consists of traditional methods and digital media, sound design, video and installation. Lee Ann’s work takes on social and political issues investigating the ideas and agency around intolerance and acceptance, inequality and gender roles, and environmental issues, as well as the media’s role in those representations.