Trained as an actor at the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater and the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, Colin Gee was the founding Whitney Live artist-in-residence at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the 2009 visiting artist-in-residence at the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine. Recent works have been commissioned by the Whitney Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Belfast Exposed Photography Archive, and the French Institute Alliance Française.
Frequently collaborating with Erin Gee (FAAR ’08), he provided the libretto for her opera SLEEP (2009), premiered at the Zurich Opera House, and the story, performance, filmmaking, and direction for her concert/opera Mouthpiece XII, Mathilde of Loci, Part I (2009), presented by the American Composer’s Orchestra at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall.
His live performance work has been seen internationally, including Whitney Museum, PS122, The Chocolate Factory, Wexford Arts Center, 4020 Festival in Linz, SPIELART in Munich, and the Dublin Fringe Festival where he received the award as Best Male Performer.
From 2001 to 2004, Gee was a clown for Cirque du Soleil's touring production Dralion.