EUNKYOUNG LEE  is a composer and visual artist who uses glass as a visual language.

LEE played the piano at an early age, and majored in contemporary music composition, then gained a master's degree in information and communications.

LEE has built a career in various fields of the music industry, focusing on K-POP production, which led her to experience diverse areas.

During her music career, LEE often traveled back and forth between Korea and Japan thanks to the popularity of K-POP, also known as the 'Korean Wave(Hanryu)', and while visiting the Toyama area, she came across 'Glass'.

Glass was something that sparked LEE’s curiosity, something that she could not feel in other media, and this became an opportunity to expand the scope of her work from auditory to visual.

Just like LEE’s personal environment, she is interested in the direction of finding and harmonizing the connection points between objects that seem to have no contact at all.

In fact, LEE continues to work to add layers of thinking by observing the unique senses captured among the movement between heterogeneous environments through objects, shapes, and inherent customs within a space and examines them with the surrounding phenomena.

LEE's work is based on glass blowing where you can experience the change in glass properties in a single moment, and she has shown various types of work such as Installation, Painting, Sculpture, Sound, and Video.

With glass at the center, experiments are being conducted that do not limit expression techniques and methods.

LEE uses Glass as its original form or to deliver a message and handles Glass as if she composes Music.



LEEWAI  이와이  李和李  いわイ


LEEWAI is another name of Eunkyoung LEE.

In the process creating titles for her works, LEE began to think about the ‘Artist’s Name’ that is written along with the title of the work.

Instead of using the passively given name, LEE thought about creating a name for herself.

LEE finds connections between heterogeneous environments and sometimes expresses them differently in each environment, but in the end, LEE is at the center of it all.

Hence, LEE created a name that reflects the 'Overlapping Sequence' a keyword that encompasses her entire work.

The name that naturally came up in the world of LEE’s overall work is 'LEEWAI,‘ which she has been using since 2024 and hopes that the meaning of the name can resonate in more places. 

(On a side note, working with a new name from 2024 feels like another beginning for LEE, as LEE's birthday is 0224.)





Selected Exhibitions

 

2024, <Shaping Dialogues>, Bukchon Hanokcheong of Seoul Public Hanok (Seoul, South Korea)

            <Cluster Crafts-London Craft Week: Metamorphosis>, Silbury & East (London, United Kingdom)

            <Glass Art Society Green Exhibition: TRACE 2024>, Wilhelm Hallen (Berlin, Germany) & Glass Art Society (Online_WA, U. S. A.) 

            <A Piece of CLOUD>, Pharmacy Galleria (Tokyo, Japan)

            <Waltz in the Moonlight>, Gallery Moongyeong of Mungyeong Urban Regeneration Support Center (Moongyeong, South Korea)

            <Journey to the Moments>, Currency Museum of Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation (Daejeon, South Korea)


2023, <GIAF: Asian Contemporary Art Young Artists Exhibition>, Sejong Museum of Art (Seoul, South Korea)

            <Larnaca Biennale 2023>, Larnaca (Larnaca, Cyprus)

            <International Biennale of Glass in Bulgaria 2023>, Bulgarian National Gallery Kvadrat 500 (Sofia, Bulgaria)

            <Venice Experimental 2023>, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello (Venice, Italy)

            <Nature Art CUBE Exhibition>, Uljin Yeonho Cultural Center (Uljin, South Korea)

            <Korea Racing Authority Invitational Exhibition: The PATH>, Equine Museum of Let'sRun Park Seoul (Gwacheon, South Korea)

            <Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale: CUBE Exhibition>, Geumgang Nature Art Center (Gongju, South Korea) 

           <Gwangju Museum of Art 'Local New Artist Exchange Exhibition': ANTIFRAGILE>, Gwangju Museum of Art G&J Gallery (Seoul, South Korea)


2022, <Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation 'Art & Technology' Showcase Exhibition: BETWEEN FUTURES>,  GyeongGi SangSang Campus (Suwon, South Korea)

            <GIAF: Asian Contemporary Art Young Artists Exhibition>, Sejong Museum of Art (Seoul, South Korea)

            <Glass Art Society Green Exhibition: TRACE 2022>, Glass Art Society (Online_WA, U. S. A.)

            <Big & Little Questions>,  Seoul City Hall Citizens' Hall (Seoul, South Korea)

            <Seongdong Cultural Foundation Invitational Exhibition: BETTER NORMAL LIFE>, Gallery HUB (Seoul, South Korea)

            <Find Your Place>, Bukchon Hanokcheong of Seoul Public Hanok (Seoul, South Korea)

            <CICA Young Korean Artists Exhibition Series: ERROR>, CICA Museum (Gimpo, South Korea)

            <A Showcase of Emerging, International Talent: EVOLUTION 2022>, Tacoma Art Museum (WA, U. S. A.)

            <Exhibition with Selected Works from the IBG Collection>, UniArt Gallery of New Bulgarian University (Sofia, Bulgaria)


2021, <International Exhibition: FORM 2021>, CICA Museum (Gimpo, South Korea)

            <International Biennale of Glass in Bulgaria 2021>, Bulgarian National Gallery Kvadrat 500 (Sofia, Bulgaria)

            <Art Seoul: A House>, Seoul Center for Architecture & Urbanism(SCA) of Donuimun Museum Village (Seoul, South Korea)

            <SEEA 2021: Special Exhibition of Emerging Artists>,  Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center (Seoul, South Korea)

            <A Showcase of Emerging, International Talent: EVOLUTION 2021>, Glass Art Society (Online_WA, U. S. A.)

            <International Exhibition: PANDEMIC INSPIRATIONS>, Trakya University Faculty of Fine Arts (Online_Edirne, Turkey)

            <International Open Exhibition: HANDS ACROSS THE WORLD>, Contemporary Glass Society (Online_Norfolk, United Kingdom)


2020, <Language of Heukseok: GATE 3>, Dongjak Art Gallery (Seoul, South Korea)




Experience


2023, <Special Lecture>, Korea Aerospace University

2022, <United Nation(UN) 'International Year of Glass(IYoG)' Closing Conference>, Tokyo University (Japan)

            <Special Exhibition-ARKO Sponsors Night(10th Anniversary)>, Arts Council Korea

            <DMZ Academy>, Gyeonggi Institute of Heritige

2021, TWELVE Digital Single <Back to Square One>

2020, <ART FILM: Feel! GLASS>, Arts Council Korea 

            TWELVE Digital Single <BREATH>

2019, <Pan Art Festival-PAN>, Hyeri Art Village


  


Awards · Grants


2024, <Artistic Creation Incubator>, Arts Council Korea (ARKO)

2023, <Local Culture Revitalization Project>, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation (GGCF)

2022, <CICA Young Korean Artists>, CICA Museum

            <Art & Technology>, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation (GGCF)

            <Arts Support Program>, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation (GGCF)

2021, <Young Artist Support Program>, Arts Council Korea (ARKO)

            <Art & Technology>, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation (GGCF)

            <K-Arts ON Road: Arts-Lab>, Korea National University of Arts

2020, <Online Media Art Project: Art Change Up>, Arts Council Korea (ARKO)

            <K-Arts ON Road: ReSearch>, Korea National University of Arts 

            <Public Art Project>, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation (GGCF)

            <Arts Support Program>, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (SFAC)




Public Collections


Art Real K.L.M. Association (Bulgaria)

M.E.M. the Arts Biennale at Larnaca (Cyprus)


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