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Steven Young Lee, Steve Lee, Steven Lee

Biography to Display: 

1975Born, Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION

1993-1995Business, Studio Art, Art Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

1998BFA Ceramic Art, Art Education, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2004MFA Ceramic Art and Design, Alfred University

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1998-2001Instructor, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

1998-2002Studio Potter, Steve Lee Inc., Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York

2001-2002Resident Artist, Instructor and Studio Manager, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York

2006—Resident Artist Director, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2005-2006Visiting Faculty, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada

RESIDENCIES AND APPRENTICESHIPS

1998Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

2001-2002Clay Art Center

2004-2005Pottery Workshop-Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2004-2005Visiting Artist and Lecturer, San Bao Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China

 

Steven Lee’s work falls into two categories, functional dinnerware related pieces and sculptures created from functional forms rendered non-functional by creating slumped, fractured or split vessels. His large thrown pieces are inspired by traditional forms from various cultures including a series based on Korean storage [no-lexicon]jars[/no-lexicon] from the Joseon Dynasty.  He has used various surface techniques including traditional ceramic glazes and[no-lexicon]underglaze[/no-lexicon] decoration, as well as less traditional materials such as auto body paint and gold leaf. Not content to make well-crafted porcelain forms, Lee has created a body of work in which he deconstructs the pot with carefully placed “accidental” cracks and breaks. Often these pots slump and bend as if being poured out of themselves. He appropriates imagery and pattern from Asian and European sources using blue or red underglaze or white sgraffito. He playfully uses the positioning of his mark on his vessels requiring the observer to closely examine not only the foot rim, under foot but also the decorative motifs for his hidden “LEE” mark. 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York

Crocker Art Museum, Swidler Collection, Sacramento, California

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedelia, Missouri

Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

rosenfieldcollection.com

San Bao Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Koplos, Janet. “Steven Young Lee.” Ceramics Art and Perception, no. 96, June-August 2014.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website: www.stevenyounglee.com

Artist's Studio: Archie Bray Foundation

 

Typical Marks
2007 - present
2009 - present
2012 - present
2013 - present
In the Name of Traditon
Date: 2007
Form: Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Glaze
Plate
Date: ca. 2011
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Luster, Overglaze, Underglaze
"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" exhibition, 2011, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" exhibition, 2011, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Jar with Eagles
Date: 2013
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Jar with Pine Tree and Cardinals
Date: 2013
Form: Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Overglaze (On Glaze), Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Tea Bowl
Date: 2013
Form: Tea Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Jar with Vine Pattern
Date: 2014
Form: Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Brushwork, Overglaze (On Glaze), Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Yunomi
Date: 2016
Form: Yunomi
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
The Year of the Rabbit-Lunar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Glaze
Red Jar
Form: Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Auto Paint

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 4, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/lee