Chunghie Lee (Korea/USA)

Chunghie Lee, an internationally renowned fiber artist, lecturer & free-lance writer

(B.F.A. & M.F.A. from Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea) works on the concealed beauty of nameless Women's lives. She was a Fulbright Exchange Scholar to Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA in 1994, and has been teaching Korean textile arts at the Rhode Island School of Design since 1999.   Her Pojagi (Po-jah-ki, Korean traditional wrapping cloth) inspired works include 2-D, 3-D, installations, and wearables. Often her wearables become an interactive dialogue with architectural installations that she executes for specific sites.  She was an invited artist/designer for the ‘Fashion in Motion' program at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, in 2001. Lee has had 20 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows, including ones in Korea, USA, U.K., France, Finland and Australia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, China, Norway, and The Netherlands.  Her works are in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Art & Design, New York; the Peabody Essex Museum and Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Harvard University; Chase Bank, New York; Honolulu Academy of Art; The School of Art Institute of Chicago; and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. In 2009 Lee curated "Pojagi & Beyond (with Pojagi works from 10 countries), at the American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY.  She will curate four exhibitions honoring Korea as Guest Country for the European Patchwork St. Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France, in 2010. Lee is pursuing her life time dream of establishing a vocational school for the textile arts.

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