North Bennet Street School
Thursday, April 4
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Instructor: Aimee Lee
Aimee Lee, a Korean-American artist and Fulbright scholar, shares her search to learn more about traditional papermaking and its related crafts. Hanji, Korean handmade paper, although relatively unknown outside Korea, provides key links among other papermaking styles and traditions. Her recently published book, Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking is available through The Legacy Press.
Aimee Lee is an interdisciplinary artist who works in paper, book, performance and installation arts. She holds a BA in Visual Arts from Oberlin College, an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and conducted post-graduate research on hanji in Korea on a Fulbright grant. At the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio, she built the first Korean papermaking studio in North America and has written articles on her hanji experiences in publications that span Hand Papermaking, Bull & Branch, Buddhism & Culture Magazine and Book Arts arts du livre Canada. She exhibits internationally, and her artists’ books reside in collections that include the Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Museum of Modern Art Library, and Yale University Library. Lecture and teaching sites include the Cleveland Museum, Denver Art Museum, Korean American Educational Commission, Oberlin College, Mills College, Center for Book Arts in New York City, Seattle Center for Book Arts, and the University of the Arts.