An Installation by CFEVA Fellow Mi-Kyoung Lee
ArtBox @ Shirt Corner
For CFEVA Visual Artist Fellow, Mi-Kyoung Lee, the repetitive process of mark making becomes a ritualistic ceremony. Lee allows her intellect and body to follow the rhythmic processes of repetition, understanding the relationships between tool and material, material and process, image and content.
In Over the Rainbow, the artist was inspired by feelings of summer and hopes that we carry everyday in our mind. "I thought about the people who will walk past the ArtBox window, with dreams and hopes for a good day," notes the artist. To create the colorful installation, she used a collection of nylon nets procured from vegetable and fruit purchases over the last five years, along with her daughter Olivia's crap fabrics from sewing and hand craft work. For Lee, it as an effort to "remember and remind myself of the brightness of our younger days."
Mi-Kyoung Lee is Associate Professor, Program Director of Craft+Material Studies and the Head of the Fibers program at The University of the Arts. She received her BFA from Dong-A University, along with two MFA’s—one in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts and a second in Fibers from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Mi-Young has exhibited her work in a number of national and international venues, including the Arizona Art Museum, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Reading Public Museum, the Busan Metropolitan Museum in Korea, and Espace de Tisserands, France. Her work has been represented by Snyderman-Works Gallery here in Philadelphia, and has been presented at SOFA Chicago and SOFA NY.
Lee was an editor for Art Textile of the World: Korea, Volume I, which was published in 2005 by the Telos Art Publishing Company in London, UK. Since then, she has collaborated with the International Opera Theater as a costume and set designer as well as an art director.
Learn more at http://www.mikyounglee.com/.
The Artbox @ Shirt Corner is a collaboration between The Center for Emerging Visual Artists and Alterra Property Group.