Gwen Lee co-founded the Singapore International Photography Festival in 2008. In 2014 Lee co-founded DECK, an independent container art space in Singapore. In 2010, she was nominated and awarded with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Culture award for her contribution to the art scene in Singapore. Lee has also contributed her time as an arts assessor and grant reviewer with National Arts Council. She has curated various photography showcases in Asia, and has been participating actively as a portfolio reviewer in Asia and Europe.