Jin Lee


Sculpture

About

Sculptor Jin Lee, b. 1975, studied sculpture at the University of Maryland and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lee returned to Maryland in 2012 and currently teaches at Anne Arundel Community College. Lee received the Wharton Award in 2003 and has exhibited her work in San Francisco, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

 

Lee creates abstract work in a range of scales using steel, wood, and mixed media. Her sculptures address concepts of tension, pressure, and the struggle to be free. Her explosive sculptures are comprised mostly of wedge-shaped elements tightly bound between heavy steel plates or trapped in cement and exhibit evidence of the performative aspect behind her concept.

Education
MFA   2012                Academy of Art University
BFA    2003                University of Maryland
           1998-2001       Anne Arundel Community College
           1993-1994       Mary Washington College
Area of Specialization: Sculpture
Professional Experience
2012-   Adjunct Faculty, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD Now, Three-Dimensional Design, Sculpture
2012    Fabrication and installation assistant, David Fine Arts LLC, San Francisco, CA
2012    Teaching Assistant, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
            Welding I and II
2003   Studio assistant, John Ruppert, Baltimore, MD
2003    Cupolette Restoration Team, College Park, MD
            Washington Sculptor’s Group Member
Awards
2012                Academy of Art University, Student’s Choice
2011                Academy of Art University, Best Fabricated Sculpture
2003                University of Maryland, Wharton Award
2002                Sadat Art for Peace Competition, second place for 3-D art
Solo Exhibition
2016                “Break Out”, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
                         Allison Nance, Director
2012                “Push Back”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Academy of Art University, CA
Exhibitions

2017               "Sculpture Now 2017", McLean Projects for the Arts, McLean, VA

2016                “ARTINA”. Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD
                         Juror: Martine Van Kampen, Curator: Artemis Herber
2016                “Micro-Monuments” Harvard Institute for Helenic Studies
                         Washington, DC
2016                “Micro-Monuments”, Salzland Museum, Schoenebeck, DEU
                        Juror: Anne Reeve
2015                “Conversations in Sculpture”, Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
                        Curator: Debra Lehane
2014                “Sculpture Now”, American University Museum at the Katzen Center,
                        Washington, DC
                        Juror: Jack Rasmussen
2012                Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2011                Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2008                “Sculpture Now”, Washington Square Building, Washington, DC
                        Juror: David Furchgott
2008                “Women’s History Month Exhibit”, Dept. of Housing and Development
                        Crownsville, MD,
                       Curator: Ruby Blakeney
2007                “Women of Steel, Men of Cloth”, Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA
                        Jurors: Trudi Van Dyke and Nancy Kinzinger
2007                “Jingle”, Anne C. Fisher Gallery, Washington, DC
2006                “Father”, Anne C. Fisher Gallery, Washington, DC
2006                78th Annual International Juried Art Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg,
                        Harrisburg, PA
                        Juror: Kathryn Calley Galitz
2005                “Beyond Synergy”, Anne C. Fisher Gallery, Washington, DC
                        Juror: Maryam Ovissi
2005                “Synergy”, performance with Mahasti YMudd, Dennis and Philip
                        Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
2004                “Sculpture Now”, Washington Square Building, Washington, DC
2003                Student Show, West Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2002                Sadat Art for Peace Competition, West Gallery, University of
                        Maryland, College Park, MD, Juror: Jehan Sadat
2001                Student Show, Cade Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
2000                Student Show, Cade Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
2000                “Wishes for the Chesapeake Bay”, Circuit Court House, Annapolis, MD
Bibliography                        
Jessica Novak, Featured Artist, SEROnline, Winter 2012
www.southeastreview.org
Technical Abilities
Welding: MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene
Mold-making: Silicone rubber, urethane rubber, plaster, ceramic shell, resin-bonded sand
Metal fabrication: vertical and horizontal band saws, drill-press, mill, pneumatic tools, hand tools, forging, patinas, metal finishing, cold connections
Woodworking: carving, assembly techniques, electric sanders, table saw, compound miter saw, staining and finishing
Clay: modeling, hand-building
Collections
Corrie Boulay
Joseph and Adel Camerini
Christiana La Mountain and Russell Reed
Yu-Jin and Marie Lee
Sarah Merola
Van Nguyen
Orely Ruami
Wayne Shaffer
Michael Walsh
Commissions
Christiana LaMountain and Russell Reed, Fire pit, steel, 2012       
Matthew and April Marcy, Hestia and Vessel, steel, 2008