Jennie Jieun Lee
Region: Pacific Coast
Jennie Jieun Lee uses rich imagery and textured marks to create her ceramics and installations. Busts, masks, wall works, and vessels covered in abstract gestures conjure emotional and psychological states, while fissures, oozes, and breaks merge references to the history of ceramics with her idiosyncratic experiences. Created through complex, multipartite slip casting and untraditional glazing methods, Lee’s work reveals visceral, almost violent marks of making. While highly formal, her ceramics remain deeply personal. Mining her experiences as a Korean-American, Lee’s artworks speak to the artist’s childhood memories and collective anxieties––spanning the past and the present.