YUNHEE LEE | 이윤희

Yunhee Lee's work looks like a unique sculpture made of porcelain. She recreates holiness in a formative language based on ceramic work. Influenced by her family background, the artist has been fascinated by the sanctity and coziness of the religious space. Hence religious figures such as decorative sculptures on the outer walls of the cathedral in medieval European art, Buddhist statues, and guardian deities are easily noticed throughout her oeuvre of works. Lee is willing to be overwhelmed by the frightening mysteries of religious iconography, or the majesty that emits power, and expresses awe in the colorful coloring and elaborate forms that are partly gilded on clear white porcelain.

Dante's "La Divina Media" was the main motif in the <La Divina Media> (2014~) series. She tried to invent a narrative to seek salvation. She realized that Dante's "La Divina Media" served as a prototype for such a story. As medieval Chinese paintings conveyed biblical messages through metaphors and symbols, she recreates the scene of Dante's "La Divina Media" with a collection of allegories such as skeletons symbolizing the fineness of life, bandages symbolizing healing, and spring water symbolizing a haven. Using Dante's "La Divina Media" as her motif, she builds her own narratives on the general aspects of life, including life and death. Her work also features a girl who functions as her alter ego. It is expressed in the form of a diorama, such as a theater, how to meet various people and solve various problems on the way to healing from desire and anxiety.

 

Yunhee Lee received Master's degree in Pottery at Hongik University Graduate School. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at E-Piece Gallery, ART PROJECTS GALLERY, Yi Eungno Museum of Art and more. Her works are part of collections of Hanhyang Forest Ceramic Museum, Songeun Cultural Foundation, Yeongeun Art Museum, Sebangji, Busan District Court, cncity (Chungnam-do City Gas), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bank. 

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biography

EDUCATION

2012   MFA, Ceramics, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea

2008   BFA, Ceramics. Glass, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITONS

2020  『Garden of Night』, epice, Daejeon, Korea

2019  『Night of Pian』, kcdf , Seoul, Korea

2018  『Night of Pian』-Artlap Daejeon, Leeungno Museum, Daejeon, Korea

2017  『Sublime Journeys』, ART PROJECTS GALLERY, Hong Kong

2017  『Night of Pian』, ATELIER AKI,  Seoul, Korea

2016  『Salutation of Beatrice』, Gallery JJ , Seoul, Korea

2016   『La Divina Commedia』, Hanabank Apujeong PB center, Seoul, Korea

2015  『La Divina Commedia』, ART PROJECTS GALLERY, Hong Kong

2015  『La Divina Commedia』, Daejeon artist house, Daejeon, Korea

2013  『White night』, ClayArch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea

2013  『Singing sanctuary』, Gallery AG, Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019  『next code』, Daejeon , Museum of art, Daejeon, Korea

2019  『Quantum Leap』, Songwon Artcenter, Seoul, Korea

2019  『Seven people and seven rooms』, mobler, Daejeon, Korea

2018  『Art as Experience』, space k_gwacheon, Gwacheon, Korea

2018  『ARTEFACTS』, dorossy salon, Seoul, Korea

2017  『Rendez-Vous』, Platform-L, , Seoul, Korea

2017  『Daejeon next generation artist project』, Daejeon artist house, Daejeon, Korea

2017  『Family to Fmily』, Lotte Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2017  『PRAY-Cherishing Life』, Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery, Yeoju, Korea

2017  『ALCHEMY NOW』, Gallery KICHE, Seoul, Korea

2017  『THE ART SHOW』, Hyundai Department Store, Pangyo, Korea

2017  『URNEN』, EKWC, Netherlands

2017  『Daejeon 2017 New Generation Artistar Project』 Daejeon artist house, Daejeon, Korea

2016  『DNA』, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

2016  『XXIV BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE CREATION CONTEMPORAINE ET CERAMIQUE VALLAURIS 2016』, France

2016  『StoryG』, Gallery, huue, Singapore

2016  『DREAM』, Gallery JJ , Seoul, Korea

2015  『Prudential eye zone』, Art Science Museum, Singapore

2015  『Ceramic is our speciality!』, Ara-Art, Seoul, Korea

2015  『Huue Collection』, Huue, Singapore

2015  『brilliant30,< Unreal Landscape>』, H-art gallery, Seoul, Korea

2015  『Pinocchio went to dodo country』, Pinocchio museum, Paju-Heyri, Korea

2015  『Maison & Objet』, Paris Nord Villepinte, France

2015  『RÉVÉLATIONS』, Grand Palais, France

2015  『Artists that Huue loves』, huue, Singapore

2015   『Un Dîner chez moi !』, Gallery Merciel bis, Busan, Korea

2015  『Craft Trend Fair』, Coex, Seoul, Korea

2014  『ARTisans- Louis Vuitton social contribution project』, space K, Seoul, Korea

2014  『Young Revolution 2014』, ION ART gallery, Singapore

2014  『49:51』, Sasang Indie Station, Busan, Korea

2014  『Layer』, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2014  『Walk The Pilgrim』, Indian Art Museum Seoul, Korea

2014  『Air&Air-Thinking of travel』, Busan International Airport, Busan, Korea

2014  『The 36th JoongAng FineArts Prize』, Hangaram Museum, Seoul, Korea

2014  『ART BARGAIN!』, Gallery Toast, Seoul, Korea

2014  『Projection』, Hanwonmuseum, Seoul, Korea

2014  『Contemporary Ceramic Art in Asia』, ClayArch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea

2014  『Korea Tomorrow2014』, DDP, Seoul, Korea

2014  『Interchange』, ClayArch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea

2014  『MADE IN KOREA』, Coex, Seoul, Korea

2014  『Charity Bazaar展』, Space K, Seoul, Korea

2013  『 HOT Rookies -Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2013』, Icheon, Korea

2013  『Craft Trend Fair』, Coex, Seoul, Korea

2013  『CROSS OVERⅡ』, Milal Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2013  『Black and White』, Yido, Seoul, Korea

2013   『Not a Ceramic』, Space K, Seoul, Korea

2013  『Young&Young Artist Project』, Youngeun Museum, Goyang, Korea

2013  『Charity bazaar展』, Space K, Seoul, Korea

2013  『Small Present』, Kim Jae-Sun Gallery, Bunsan, Korea

2013  『Craft Trend Fair』, Coex, Seoul, Korea

2012  『Cross • Over』 Milal Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2012  『Lighting』, L Store, Seoul, Korea

2012  『Y and L』, Gallery Puzz, Paju-Heyri, Korea

2012  『POSSIBILITY』, Gana Art , Seoul, Korea

2012  『START Craft-K』 in Seoul, Ara-Art, Seoul, Korea

2012  『Yunhee Lee + Serin Oh』, Design cube, 284, Seoul, Korea

2011  『IMAGE VS. IMAGE』 Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea

2011  『Maison & Objet』, Paris Nord Villepinte, France

2011  『Une Saison en Coree』, Collection Gallery, France

2011  『ASYAAF Invitation Exhibit』, Gallery Doo, Seoul, Korea

2011  『Craft Trend Fair』, Coex, Seoul, Korea

2010  『Zero-in』, Art company H, Seoul, Korea

2010  『It's white』, Dosan, Seoul, Korea

2010  『24.7』, California State University Long Beach, America

2010  『Five Senses』, Gallery curio mook, Seoul, Korea

2010  『Contemporary Ceramic Art in Asia』, Hong Ik University HOMA, Seoul, Korea

2010  『Ceramic Art & Technology』, AT center, Seoul, Korea

2009  『Co-core』, Tama University, Tokyo, Japan

2009  『Peep』, Songwon Artcenter, Seoul, Korea

2008  『It's blue』, Gallery Iang, Seoul, Korea

2008  『Dohwasuh's Trip to Daegu』, Gallery M, Daegu, Korea

2008  『Open Space Paan』, Gallery Paan, Seoul, Korea

2008  『Funny funny』, Gallery Sejul, Seoul, Korea

2008  『Crafty, Arty, Party!』, Korean Craft Promotion Foundation, Seoul, Korea

2008  『Korea- Japan- China Ceramist Exchange Exhibition』, Guangzhou Foshan Pottery Traditional And Contemporary Art Museum, China

2007  『Ceramic Exhibition』, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea

2007  『‘36.5°Ceramic New Generation』, Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery, Yeoju, Korea

2007  『Craft Trend Fair』, Coex, Seoul, Korea

2006  『大器晩成』, Milal Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

 

ART FAIRS

2020  『아트쇼부산』, 벡스코, 부산

2019  『Art Show Busan』, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2019  『Art Central Hong Kong』, Hong Kong

2018  『Art Show Busan』, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2018  『Art Central Hong Kong』, Hong Kong

2018  『Daegu Art Fair』, Exco, Daegu, Korea

2018  『SOFA』, Chicago

2017  『Art Show Busan』, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2017  『Start Art Fair』, Saatchi Gallery, U.K

2017  『KIAF』, Coex, Seoul, Korea

2016  『KIAF』, Coex, Seoul, Korea

2016  『Start Art Fair』, Saatchi Gallery, U.K

2016  『AAF』, DDP, Seoul, Korea

2016  『ArtStage Singapore』, MarinaBay Convention Center, Singapore

2016  『London Art Fair』 Business Design Centre, London

2016  『Affordable Art Fair NYC』, Metropolitan Pavilion, NY

2016  『Art Central Hong Kong』, Hong Kong

2016  『World Art Dubai』 , Dubai, UAE,

2016  『Art Show Busan』, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2015  『Art Road 77 Art Fair』, Gallery puzz, Paju-Heyri, Korea

2015  『Daegu Art Fair』, Exco, Daegu, Korea

2014  『Art Show Busan』, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2014  『AHAF』, Marcopolohotel, Hong Kong

2014  『Art Road 77 Art Fair』, Gallery puzz, Paju-Heyri, Korea

2014  『Start Art Fair』, Saatchi Gallery, U.K

2014  『Singapore Affordable Art Fair』, Singapore

2014  『Daegu Art Fair』, Exco, Daegu, Korea

2014  『Shanghai Art Fair』, SHANGHAI MART, China

2013  『AHAF』, Conrad hotel, Seoul, Korea

2013  『Daegu Art Fair』, Exco, Daegu, Korea

2013  『Art Road 77 Art Fair』, Gallery puzz, Paju-Heyri, Korea

2012  『Art Road 77 Art Fair』, Gallery puzz, Paju-Heyri, Korea

2012  『An’c 4crafts Art Fair』, Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2011  『ASYAAF』, Hong Ik University HOMA, Seoul, Korea

2011  『Art Road 77 Art Fair』, Gallery puzz, Paju-Heyri, Korea

 

RESIDENCY

2019  Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Guest Artist, Japan

2014  Artist-in-Residence, ClayArch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea

2013  Artist-in-Residence, ClayArch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea

2012  Artist-in-Residence, Korea Ceramic foundation, Icheon, Korea

2012  Artist-in-Residence, Seoul Art Space-Sindang (Artist Studio Program Korea), Seoul, Korea

 

 

AWARDS

2016  SEMA Emerging Artists & Curators selected

2015  Daejeon Culture and Arts Foundation Next Generation ArtiStar selected

2014  The 36th JoongAng FineArts Prize selected Artist 10

2014  Daejeon Culture and Arts Foundation Next Generation ArtiStar selected

2012  Special Award, The 4th Icheon Ceramic Trend.

2012  Ceramix living objet, Participation Prize

2011  The 9th International Ceramics Competition Mino Japan.

2011  Special Award, The 30th Seoul Contemporary Ceramic Arts Contest.

2011  The 8th Ceramic Arts Award of Korea

2010  Special Award, The 29th Seoul Contemporary Ceramic Arts Contest.

2007  The 2th New Generations.

 

COLLECTIONS

Han Hyang Lim Ceramic Museum, Paju-Heyri, Korea

SongEun Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, Korea

Youngeun Museum, Goyang, Korea

Busan District Court

cncity

MMCA

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