Born in Seoul, Korea, based in New York

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Studio Diploma '99

California State University Long Beach, LA, MFA in Ceramics, 2019


Tisch Faculty Fellowship 2022

Art Matters Foundation 2019

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship - 2017

Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient 2016-2017

Artadia New York Award Recipient, 2015



Strawberry Nose, Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA


Marie, Martos Gallery, New York, NY


Sowing as the World Ends, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada


Jennie Jieun Lee, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY


Sizzling Gouba and Long Beach, Martos Gallery, New York, NY


Hope Gangloff and Jennie Jieun Lee-Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY.


Seizure Crevasse - The Pit, Glendale, CA.

Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.


Graham Collins and Jennie Jieun Lee, Marlborough Chelsea- Viewing Room, New York, NY.

Jennie Jieun Lee & Mariah Robertson, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY.

Immigrant's Ear, Levy Delval, Brussels, Belgium.


Mrs. Thompson’s Mirror, Martos Gallery, New York, NY.

Am I Ugly, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada.

Jennie Jieun Lee & Patrick Brennan, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY.


Smile Purgatory, Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France.



Vanitas- Chart Gallery

Halfway to Sanity: Inaugural Group Exhibition- The Pit

Aesthetics of Everyday Objects: The Cup at ATLA, Los Angeles


I Spy- Jennie Jieun Lee, Carrie Moyer, and Betty Parsons- Alexander Gray Associates

15 years of ACP, Moran Moran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



Broken Open, Bianca Beck, Brie Ruais, Jennie Jieun Lee, Aparna Sarkar, Joy Curtis, Museum for New Art, Portsmouth, New Hampshire


Francesca DiMattio, Sam Falls, Jennie Jieun Lee, Dan McCarthy, Sally Saul- Airfield Gallery

Ten Years- Halsey McKay Gallery

100 Sculptures- Anonymous Gallery


In the Weeds, Curated by Georgia McGovern- Olympia

You Look Like a World, Curated by Hilary Schaffner- Able Baker Contemporary

The Rock on Montrose- site specific ceramics on public rock installation in Brooklyn, NY


The Project Room: Amir H. Fallah, Nasim Hantehzadeh, Jennie Jieun Lee, Fay Ray - Shulamit Nazarian, LA, CA.


NOMAD: Anna Sew Hoy, Amy Yao & Jennie Jieun Lee - Artist Curated Projects. Los Angeles, CA.

Clay Today -The Hole, New York, NY.

Language- Art for Leonard Peltier- LAWS, Los Angeles, CA.


From Punk to Funk; Left Coast Ceramics -Curated by Peter Held at Iverson Museum in Syracuse, NY

Geranium-Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

How Deep is Your Love - Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

ON POWER & PEACE - Situations, New York, NY


Re-Planetizer curated by The Pit at Regina Rex, New York, NY

Life Eraser, Curated by Domenico de Chirico- Brand New Gallery Milan, Italy

Summer Show - C. Grimaldis Gallery- Baltimore, Maryland


When the Sun Hits, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

Object Painting - Painting Object, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, UK

Jezebel Spirit, Evening Hours, NY, NY

La Musee Imaginaire, Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France

The Negative Hand, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

What is Wrong With We, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

White Columns Benefit Exhibition + Auction, New York, NY

Media, Curated by Jens Peter Brask, Jacob Bjorn Gallery, Arhus, Denmark

Now Eat Your Head, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Bad Fog curated by Eddie Martinez, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

Paradise Sauna, TSA LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sha Boogie Bop, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY

Sight Unseen/I’m Revolting Ceramics, New York, NY

Steve Keister, Jennie Jieun Lee, Elizabeth Levine, Ille Arts, East Hampton, NY


Jennie Jieun Lee & David Bratton, Clayspace 1205 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


I Want To Believe Something Extraordinary Can Happen, Bowman Bloom Gallery, NYC


Jennie Jieun Lee & Lila Lee, Siberia Gallery, New York, NY


Jennie Jieun Lee, CT King, Corrine Rhodes, ABC NO RIO, New York, NY


Brazilian, Alexa, The Ceramists Putting a Fresh Spin on Traditional Korean Techniques, T Magazine: New York Times, November 27, 2023

Schwendener, Martha, What to see in Art Galleries Right Now, New York Times, October 13, 2022

Process: Alexander McQueen fashion and the art it Inspired in Pictures, The Guardian, June 9, 2022

What to see in NYC Galleries Right Now- NYT, December 23, 2021

New American Paintings,Pacific Issue #145- Juried by Chistine Y. Kim, January 2020

Deep Color Podcast, Jennie Jieun Lee- Episode 58, October 28, 2019

Ollman, Leah, "Ceramic art, once written off as mere craft, wins a brighter spotlight in the L.A. scene" LA Times, April 25, 2018

Taft, Catherine, "Review for Seizure Crevasse at The Pit" Artforum Summer 2017 Issue

Krimko, Stuart, "Jennie Jieun Lee at The Pit", CARLA, July 27, 2017

Whitney, Christine, "The New York Artist Charting New Territory in Southern California", The Cut, April 26, 2017

Ollman, Leah, "At the Pit in Glendale, Sculpture That Keeps You On Your Toes", Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2017

Campbell, Andy, “Critics Pick”,, March 31, 2017

“Interview with Jennie Jieun Lee”,, February 14, 2017

Sutton, Benjamin, “Ceramics Stage a Coup at NADA Miami Beach 2016”, Hyperallergic, December 1, 2016

Connelee, Morgan, “At Present with Jennie Jieun Lee”,, October 2016

Wong, Karen, "Bond Street: 3 Favorite Business",, Summer 2016

Steadman, Ryan, “8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World by June 25”, Observer, June 20, 2016

Feher, Adam, "6 Can't-Miss Art Shows Of The Week Of June 20, 2016", Forbes,com

Skidmore, M. “Shaping the Future: Ten Marvelous Modern Ceramicists”,, November 25, 2015

Figueroa, M. “5 Women NYC Artists”, Vamp Magazine - Issue 4, October 2015

Gladstone, Sebastian, "Jennie Jieun Lee", Foundations Issue 3, The Genre Issue, Fall/Winter 2015

Pagel, David, “Rough and Tumble Rambunctiousness at The Pit Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, September 3, 2015

Creahan, D. “Mexico City: The Negative Hand at Anonymous Gallery through August 28th, 2015”, Art Observed, August 17, 2015

Steadman, Ryan. “A New Way to Be an Artist”,, August 7, 2015

Artsy Editorial. “30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Summer”, Artsy, July 14, 2015

Editors of Artnews. “Artadia Awards Grants To All 10 New York Finalists”, ARTNEWS, June 27, 2015

Biggs, Caroline. “Artists in Residence”, Domino Magazine, Summer 2015

Indrisek, Scott. “Art Lovers: Romantic Teamwork in Bushwick’s Swingers WKND”,, June 4, 2015

Segal, Mark. “The Art Scene 6.11.15”, The East Hampton Star, June 11, 2015

Mangle, Tony. “Jennie Jieun Lee’s First Solo Show at Martos Gallery”, Shrimp, May 27, 2015

Wagley, Catherine. “5 Art Shows You Should See This Week”, LA Weekly, May 27, 2015

Baird-Persson, Laird. “The Latest Trend in Fashion? Mixing Clothing and Ceramics”,, March 12, 2015

Singer, Maya. “Rachel Comey Pre-Fall 2015 Review”,, December 9, 2015

Hartman, Eviana. “Rachel Comey Curates a Ceramic Pop-Up”, New York Times Style Magazine, December 9, 2014

Shapiro, Debra. "Studio Visit- Jennie Jieun Lee Ceramicist", Sight Unseen, September 24, 2014

Weber, Pauline. "Entretien: Jennie Jieun Lee,la ceramique a fleur de peau", Le Huffington Post, July 18, 2014

Whitford, Emma. "Everything Guide to Urban Claymaking", New York Magazine, June 16, 2014

Frank, Priscilla. "Bizarre Ceramic Masks Explore The Dark Side of Agoraphobia", Huffington Post, June 10, 2014

"Behind the Mask, Artist Jennie Jieun Lee", Seen Heard Known, June 2014

Mangle, Tony. “Get Your Clay On, Ceramics are Hot!”,, May 2, 2014

Pentelow, Susie. “Jennie Jieun Lee”, Traction Magazine, April 30, 2014

Wallace, Ian. “This Clay’s on Fire! Behind the Surprising New Renaissance in Ceramic Art”, Artspace, April 17, 2014

Steadman, Ryan. “Bad Fog: Eight Artists in Eddie Martinez’s Circle”, Whitewall Magazine, February 3, 2014

Rakowski, Kelly. “Jennie Jieun Lee Ceramicist”, Sight Unseen, September 9, 2013



The Church Sag Harbor


Center for Contemporary Ceramics-California State University Long Beach