GUEST SPEAKER: CHUNGHIE LEE
DECEMBER 19, 2018 * 7PM
Date Wed., December 19, 2018 at 7pm
Pre-meeting conversations begin at 6pm
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist 40 E. 35th St. (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York, NY. (Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)
Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $15.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.
The 6pm Pre-Meeting:
Come mingle and say hello:
It’s time to make merry and happy at our pre-meeting holiday party! Catch up and share news and conversation with your textile artist colleagues! Refreshments will be served.
See you there! 6pm
If you have an idea or suggestion for an upcoming pre-meeting program contact Joan Diamond to discuss your presentation and available dates.
Jan. 16: Tamiko Kawata
Feb. 20: Ann Slavit
March 20: Andrea Feeser
April 17: Channing Hansen
May 15: Carol Shaw Sutton
June 19: Annual Members’ Show
(free admission in June for all !)
Chunghie Lee is a visual artist whose study of Bojagi, a Korean textile tradition, has inspired her to create wall pieces, sculptures, and wearable works for more than two decades. She has exhibited in more than fifteen countries throughout the world and has had solo shows and presented workshops in in the US, the UK, France, Romania, Australia, Finland, and Lithuania. Her work is represented in permanent collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and other prestigious institutions.
Chunghie has lectured in Korea and abroad, including at Hongik University in Seoul; Evtek Institute of Art and Design, Finland; and the Rhode Island School of Design, where she was a Fulbright Exchange Scholar in 1994. Articles on her work have appeared in Surface Design Journal, American Craft, Ornament, TextileETN Forum (Germany), Monthly Crafts Magazine (Korea), and Textile Fibre (Australia). She received her BFA and MFA degrees from Hongik University.
Chunghie continues to disseminate knowledge of Bojagi through teaching, mentoring and assistance to artists and students from various backgrounds. She is the founder and director of the International Korea Bojagi Forum (KBF: www.koreabojagiforum.com), an international biennial conference held in Korea since 2012. In 2016 and 2018, Chunghie invited members of TSGNY to participate in the forum as exhibiting artists.