SEP 16 - OCT 2, 2022
Exhibition: FRI, SEPT 16 - SUN, OCT 2
Opening Reception: FRI, SEPT 16, 6 PM
Gallery Hours: Everyday, 12 - 5 PM
Free Admission to Art Gallery
Workshop: SUN, SEPT 25, 2 PM
Workshop Price: $10
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About the Exhibition
Ouroboros is the 8th solo exhibition of artist Stephanie S. Lee. Lee reinterprets the traditional Korean Folk Art (Minhwa) by connecting it with a modern perspective. By portraying a luxurious, modern context in a traditional Korean setting, Lee depicts the everlasting human desire -the pursuit of happiness- that transcends appearence, time, and era.
In this exhibition, Lee focuses on Munjado, one of the genres in Minhwa that depicts Confucian virtues in the form of Chinese characters. Using both the Korean and English alphabet with Ouroboros, the symbol of reincarnation and wholeness, Lee's work shows her journey to finding hope and happiness while enduring repetitive everyday life as a middle-aged female artist and mother.
About the Workshop
Coloring 'LOVE': Korean Folk Art
SUN, SEPT 25, 2PM
During the 90 minute workshop, artist Stephanie Lee will introduce you to the Korean Folk Art Minhwa. After that, you will color the letter 'LOVE' with peony flowers inspired by one of the genres in Korean folk art called Munjado (Ideograph painting).
About the Artist
Stephanie S. Lee is an artist and curator based in Queens, NY. Her works are inspired by a Korean folk art called minhwa. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in museums and galleries across the globe, inlcuding the National Museum of Korea. In 2015, her work was selected for the exhibition Call for Chelsea at Galleria Ca' d'Oro in New York.
Lee recieved an NYC artist Corps grant from New York Foundation for the Arts, New Work Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts and was the artist of the month at Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, Nyack, NY. Her work has been featured in WNBC News NY 1 News, CBS 2 News, TKC TV, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Asia Week, The Korean Times, and many more.
Lee earned a BFA in Graphic Design at Pratt Institute. She studied Korean Folk Art painting at Busan National University and recieved her MS at Pratt in Museums & Digital Culture with an Advanced Certificate in Conservation and Digital Curation. She currently lives and works in Queens, New York as a founding director of the Garage Art Center and KoreanFolkArt.org while working at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. As a DOE registered teaching artist at Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, she teaches Korean folk art at public schools and institutions.
LOCATION: Flushing Town Hall Gallery