Moon Lee was born in 1953 in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1978. She received a BFA in Oriental Painting from Seoul’s Hongik University and studied Printmaking at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Lee is known for her unique use of monoprint, hand-work, and layered printmaking techniques that create one-of-a-kind prints with recurring motifs. Her work explores the duality of inclusion and seclusion within society, especially as informed by her Korean American identity. She is inspired by the spiritual connection between oneself and others, often depicting human interactions and personal investigation.
"While waiting in line at a café or zigzagging through rush hour, we are part of a communal flow, a rhythm of stops and starts, a cosmic circulation that often evades our attention until interpreted by a careful observer like Moon Lee."
- Davidson Galleries
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