Long-term Resident Yeh Rim Lee in Studio with art work

Yeh Rim Lee

Award(s): Etchart-Satre Fellow, Visions West Fellow
Residency Years: 2020, 2021, 2022
Posted in: Past Artist, Past Long Term Resident


Yeh Rim Lee builds bridges between the masculine and feminine, between East and West, between decorative and functional, eternal and the ephemeral. The bridges suspend (often in the air) decay, ambiguity and sensuality. Taut, fibrous stings of emotional labor welcome the viewer across the chasm. Through colors and glaze, she explores luxury and decadence with surfaces that crystallize, facet, fragment, blur and cause noise.
Yeh Rim Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea.  The way she interacts with her work is directly connected to her background in ceramics. She earned her BFA in ceramics from Korea National University of Cultural Heritage 2013. In 2014, she continued her studies at the California State University Long Beach as a post-baccalaureate in ceramic arts. She received her MFA in Ceramic Art at Alfred University in 2017. She has shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Yeh Rim has been an artist in residence at University of Georgia, University of the Arts and the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Recent shows include Shifting Reverence at NCECA, 2019 and the Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2019.