Young Jae Lee
Represented by Pucker Gallery since 2010
BORN: 1951 in Seoul, South Korea
RESIDES: Essen, Germany
Young Jae Lee graduated from Seoul’s Academy of Fine Arts in 1972, and moved to Germany to complete a number of internships and further her studies in ceramic arts. Since 1987, she has served as Director of Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH in Essen, Germany. In this studio, Lee creates works for her large-scale ceramic installations and independent exhibitions while simultaneously presiding over several apprentices who are responsible for manufacturing tableware sets. In recognition of her ceramic career, Lee was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland, in 2016. Her works are featured in numerous international public collections, including the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Munich’s Pinakothek de Moderne.