Chunghie Lee will be giving an artist talk at the Burke Museum on February 9th at 1:00 about her Seattle exhibition.
From February 2 - 28, ArtXchange Gallery presents Tradition Unwrapped: Korean Bojagi and Joomchi Now. The exhibition features two internationally recognized artists who are at the forefront of evolving Korean craft and art traditions: Chunghie Lee, who works in Bojagi, and Jiyoung Chung, a Joomchi artist. Bojagi, the traditional art of Korean wrapping cloths pieced together from recycled materials, has been passed down through generations of unknown women into the hands of contemporary artists working today.
Chunghie Lee is a textile artist and writer who lectures at universities in Seoul, Korea and abroad, including Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the USA and Evtek Institute of Art & Design in Finland. Lee’s work has been exhibited in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, Poland, France, Finland, Norway, the UK, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia and the USA. She was an invited designer at the V&A “Fashion in Motion” programme in London in 2001, has shown her work at the Holland Paper Biennial of Rijswijk in 2004 and has exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Her works are in the permanent collections of major museums including those of the V & A Museum, London, U.K.; the Museum of Art and Design, New York; the School of Art Institute of Chicago; the Evtek Institute of Art & Design, Finland; and the Walkerhill Art Center, Seoul, Korea.
Her exhibit and talk are presented in partnership with the Seattle-based Friends of Asian Art (FA3), the Korea Bojagi Forum, and the Burke Museum.