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About the Artist

Jae Hyang Lee’s works hold special stories of trivial, mundane, or disappearing things that are detected in her life. Even though they may not leave profound impressions, they contain unique histories, which create extraordinary images. Recently Lee has been collecting various kinds of plants from her garden, and letting them dry naturally. Eventually, they are transformed - twisted, faded, and curved. Everything, living or non-living, in the world shares the same cycle. She endeavours to create images of the cycle through multi-colour stone lithography, in order to beautify the inevitability.

Jae Hyang Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and has been living and working in Toronto since 2001. She studied drawing and painting, and sculpture in Hong Ik University in Seoul, Korea from 1980 to 1984. She received her MFA from the same university in 1989. Lee earned another BFA from OCAD U in 2007. Since then, Lee has been working at the Open studio as a lithographer. As an art teacher, she has been running her own art studio since 1984. Jae Hyang Lee had four solo exhibitions and had participated in numerous group shows in Seoul and Toronto. She had also been selected to take part in the group shows, What Lies Beneath, O.W.N., at Open Studio, and The Print Show at John B. Aird Gallery.