June Lee, South Korea
June Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the U.S at 18, she received BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Fiber. After graduating, she moved back to Korea where she works and teaches in Seoul, while participating in many shows and residency programs all over the world.
“My work focuses on the individual in the contemporary society today. I explore the neutrality and duality of the individual as a distinct unity and again as a constituent of the collective society. In particular, I shed light on the social phenomena surrounding the individual in contemporary social space, especially on negative conditions such as bystander effect, mass psychology, scapegoating, and biases. Using East Asian element of the thread, which represents human life, to form human figure-like works, my art looks at the problems of the modern man from a third-person perspective”