Jennie Jieun Lee is ceramic sculptor and educator who has imbued her work with the continuing assessment of contextualizing loss and mere existence through her installations in galleries. Her practice uses clay as a memory source while offering the viewer a window into her past and demonstrating the vicissitudes of working with ceramics which has been a continuous tenet of her practice for over a decade.
Working in creating ceramic paintings, busts of women’s heads and vessels overflowing with flowers she has grown in her and her partner’s garden, she layers specific accumulations of glazes in complex opacities and tints which are often mined from her interpretations of scenes in films, notes in music and citations from novels.
Jennie Jieun Lee (b. Seoul, Korea) lives and works in Sullivan County, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Martos Gallery, New York, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, The Pit, Glendale, LA, Marlborough Gallery, New York. She is the recipient of several grants including Art Matters, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and Artadia. She has been a lecturer of ceramics at New York University, Princeton University and currently is a Professor of the Practice at SMFA@Tufts in Boston, MA.
She is represented by Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA.