About Jae Won Lee


Jae Won Lee makes intimate-scaled, reductive, sealed porcelain box forms, as well as porcelain sculpture shaped by numerous small multiple components of nuanced whites and off-whites and assembled into a large singular unit toward conveying the idea of white winter as a place to contemplate simplicity, silence, and solitude. Recently she has been exploring and applying this theme on works on paper and mixed media. She has exhibited her work nationally, internationally. 

Lee received a BFA in sculpture from California State University, Long Beach in 1991 and an MFA in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1995. 

She is currently Professor at Michigan State University and other institutes she taught include the University of Washington, Seattle, California State University, Long Beach, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camberwell College of Arts in London, the UK, and Chung Nam National University, Deajeon, Korea. 

She has attended various artist-in-residence programs including Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea, the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, the European Ceramic Work Centre, the Netherlands, ChitraniketanArtist Residency, Kerala, India, and Guldagergaard, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine, Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, China, Chung Nam National University, Deajeon, Korea, and The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

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