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Jennie Jieun Lee

Korean-American, b. 1973

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Jennie Jieun Lee

Korean-American, b. 1973

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Jennie Jieun Lee makes expressive, richly textured ceramics covered in abstract paintings with hints of representational imagery. “While I am working I think of the humorous events in my life along with people’s interesting mannerisms and notions. Much of my visual language is fueled by experimentation [with] thoughts and color,” she has said. Although Lee has worked in printmaking and photography, ceramics are her focus. She creates an array of objects, including wheel-thrown, hand-altered vessels; masks with morphing, multipart features; and collections of vibrant mugs, plates, planters, and trays that she calls “glazemoods.” All of these works are unified by their colorful surfaces, which, according to Lee, “mimic, articulate, and navigate emotional and psychological spaces.”

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Biography

Jennie Jieun Lee makes expressive, richly textured ceramics covered in abstract paintings with hints of representational imagery. “While I am working I think of the humorous events in my life along with people’s interesting mannerisms and notions. Much of my visual language is fueled by experimentation [with] thoughts and color,” she has said. Although Lee has worked in printmaking and photography, ceramics are her focus. She creates an array of objects, including wheel-thrown, hand-altered vessels; masks with morphing, multipart features; and collections of vibrant mugs, plates, planters, and trays that she calls “glazemoods.” All of these works are unified by their colorful surfaces, which, according to Lee, “mimic, articulate, and navigate emotional and psychological spaces.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Articles Featuring Jennie Jieun Lee
Why Ceramic Artists Are So Good at Dealing with Failure
Jan 9th, 2018
Why Ceramic Artists Are So Good at Dealing with Failure
How a Revolution in “Ugly” Design Is Upending Conventions of Beauty
Sep 6th, 2017
How a Revolution in “Ugly” Design Is Upending Conventions of Beauty
30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Summer
Jul 14th, 2015
30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Summer
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