About the Founder
Visual artist Chunghie Lee received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Hongik University in Seoul and traveled as a Fulbright Exchange Scholar to the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. She has exhibited in individual and group exhibitions in over fifteen countries and has work in permanent private and public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Art and Design in New York and The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her teaching and curatorial practice include over 12 years as a Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI; visiting faculty positions at Evtek University in Finland and Hognik University in Seoul; and workshops worldwide. Her works are in permanent collections in museums, including the Museum of Art and Design in New York and The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.and workshops worldwide. She is the founder and director of an international biannual fiber art conference and exhibition titled Korea Bojagi Forum, in its third iteration in 2016, hosting artists from over 10 countries worldwide and visitors in the thousands. She remains a practicing artist and has authored four fiber art related publications.
Chunghie's work as an artist, scholar, and teacher has allowed her to witness and support the evolution of bojagi into a myriad of contemporary innovations in collaboration with a dynamic and wide ranging group of students and artists who have approached bojagi with innovative 'outside eyes.' In the long-term, Chunghie aspires to share her lifetime experiences through a non-profit vocational school.
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