Gold Hat Head
11 x 9 inches
Yun Hee Lee, born in South Korea, is a very popular emerging ceramic artist in her twenties. Lee received a BFA in Ceramics and Glass and an MFA in Ceramics from the Hong Ik University in Seoul, Korea. She has been invited to numerous high profile exhibitions within and outside Korea, and has now begun showing in the United States.
Lee is currently a resident artist at Clayarch Gimhae Museum, as part of its initiative to support creative artists. In 2013, she was selected as one of 20 ‘Hot Rookies’ artists at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, which included young talents from around the world. The participants included artists from China, US, Germany, France, and Spain.
Lee calls herself a collector: collector of common stories around her, regarding people’s insatiable desires, fears, anxieties and the cure they search and find to overcome them. She takes note of these ‘curing processes’ and brings them to life with her hands using clay as a medium. Layers of variously sized units and the splendid patterns and colors have created a beautifully delicate and refined artwork that has come to define Lee’s artistic style. Yun Hee Lee lives and works in Seoul, S. Korea.