Minkyu Lee is a ceramic sculptor who focuses on defining the negative space in his works, encouraging contemplation from the viewer. His early body of work is said to be a continuation of Josun Dynasty porcelain ware, its forms and glazes, within the context of 5,000 years of Korean ceramic history. His early cast work is a series of vessel forms, in which Lee represents the forms hidden structure. He was born in Seoul, Korea in 1976. He received a BFA (2002) and an MFA (2006) from Seoul National University, and an MFA (2008) from the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Montana (2007), and has been actively showing his work in national and international exhibitions such as San Angelo National Ceramic Competition (2012), Contemporary Clay Biennial (CO, 2010), Ceramic Space & Life (Korea, 2009), New York-Tokyo Friendship Ceramics Competition (NYC, 2009, 10, 11), 28th International Ceramics Competition of L’Alcora (Spain, 2008), 1st Jingzhe International Ceramics Exhibition (China, 2007), and Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Art Award (Australia, 2006). Since fall 2009 he has been teaching at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay as an Assistant Professor of Art.
9 x 4.5 x 4.5"
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