Jiyong Lee

 

Jiyong Lee Geometric Embryo Segmentation
Jiyong Lee Green Cylinder Segmentation
Jiyong Lee Grey Emgryo Segmentation
Jiyong Lee Orange Yellow Seed Segmentation
Jiyong Lee Parallelepiped Segemtation
Jiyong Lee White Green Cuboid Segmentation
Jiyong Lee Yellow Blue Cuboid Segmentation
Jiyong Lee Yellow Blue Seed Segmentation
Jiyong Lee Yellow Red Cuboid Segmentation
     

Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He is an associate professor and head of the glass program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has won a number of honors, including the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society, and several scholarships including the Saxe Award from the Pilchuck Glass School and the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. His work was featured in New Glass Review 24 and 32 and has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally, including the collection at Corning Museum of Glass.

Lee’s Segmentation Series is inspired by his fascination with cell division. He works with glass that has simultaneous transparency and opacity: two qualities that metaphorically represent the clarity and mysteries of biology. Similar to the way “cells start to segment and become a life,” the uniquely refined translucent laminated glass surface suggest the mysterious qualities of cells, and on a larger scale, the ambiguity of our temporal existence. As the viewer moves around Lee’s objects the play of light transforms the sculpture into startling new forms which play on our perceptions and our expectations. The deceptive simplicity and understated intricacy of Lee’s compositions represent the contradictory relationship between clarity and complexity found within life.

Jiyong Lee

Education
2000    MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
1997    BFA, Hong-ik University, Korea

Selected Exhibitions

2017   Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
           SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
           Clara Scremini Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2016   Nanjing University of Arts, Nanjing, China
           The Handwerk Gallery of Craft Council, Munich, Germany
           The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
           Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris, France
           Palm Springs Fine Art, Duane Reed Gallery
2015   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
           43rd Annual International Glass Invitational,
           Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
           Glass Weekend, Wheaton Art Center, Millville, NJ       
           Qingdao Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition,
           Hisense Plaza, Qingdao, China
2014   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
           Select New York, Duane Reed Gallery
           Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery
           Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Duane Reed Gallery
2013   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
           International Contemporary Glass Art Invitational Exhibition, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China
           41st Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
2012   Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
           SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
           Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY
2011   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
           39th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
           Third Degree Glass Factory, St. Louis, MO
           Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY
2010   Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2009   Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR
           Glass Weekend, Wheaton Art Center, Millville, NJ Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
           Palm Beach 3 Contemporary Art Fair, Duane Reed Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2008   Auburn University Biggin Gallery, Auburn, AL
           Korea Craft Promotion Foundation, Seoul, Korea
2007   Cheongju Craft Center, Korea
           The 5th Cheongju International Craft Biennial, Cheongju Korea
           Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL
           International Craft Trend Fair, Seoul, Korea
2006   Yunnan Hanringxuan Culture and Art Museum, Yunnan Province, China

Collections
Chanel, Paris France
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Yunnan Hanringxuan Culture and Art Museum, Yunnan Province, China

Selected Awards
2017         Bavarian State Prize, Munich Germany
2013         41st Int’l Glass Invitational Award Winner, Habitat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
2008         Niche Arts Educators of the year 2008 nominee
2006         Saxe Award nominee, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
2005         Emerging Artist Award, Glass Art Society Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia
                 Corning Award nominee, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
2004         Saxe Award, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
2001-02    Scholarship from The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York

   

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