Yejin S Lee
Master of Fine Art | Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA, May 2020
Bachelor of Fine Art, Painting and Drawing | School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL, May 2016
Merit Scholarship | SAIC, Sep 2008 – May 2016
Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Citizenship | The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF),
Sep 2015 – May 2016
Articulated Time and Space | Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, Sep 2017 – Oct 2017
Spring BFA Exhibition | Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, March 2016 – April 2016
A Solo Exhibition, “The Horizon Line” | Leroy Neiman Center Gallery, Chicago, IL, Jan 2016 – Feb 2016
Artbash Exhibition | SAIC, Chicago, IL, May 2009
Retreat and Meditation Program | Junto Soceity, Munkyeong, South Korea, June 2017, June 2016, May 2015
Advocated individual Buddhist practice, transformed our lifestyle to promote various movements such as ecological awareness campaigns; the eradication of famine, disease, and illiteracy; peace and human rights; and the unification of the Korean Peninsula.
Practiced meditation for 24 hours for seven days abstaining from food, sleeping, talking and washing strictly instructed by Pomnyun Sunim, a venerable Korean Buddhist monk.
Meditation Class | Vipassanā Meditation Center, Seoul, South Korea, Jan 2014 – Mar 2014
Experienced different types of meditation such as breathing meditation, walking meditation, Zen meditation, love meditation and Vipassanā meditation.
Temple Stay | Kilsang Temple, Seoul, South Korea, Jan 2014
Experienced a silent temple life and practiced 108 Buddhist prostrations.
ART FIELD EXPERIENCES
Class Assistant | Middle School Program, SAIC, Chicago, IL, Sep 2015 – May 2016
Instructed children’s workshops and assisted children with engagement and materials, techniques and safe practices
Curator | Lim’s Media, Seoul, South Korea, Mar 2014 – Aug 2014
Curated group photo exhibition, “Water for Our Future” for World Water Forum 2015
Collaborated on the exhibition catalogue, “Water for Our Future” in Korean and English
Researched and worked with artists, the UN office, and the World Water Council
Art Teacher | Yang-Hee Academy of Art, Bundang, South Korea, June 2013 – Aug 2014
Taught art to students, ages 8 -19, how to observe, express, and create their artwork and try new drawing and painting styles and techniques
Art Teacher | Art Zion, Seoul, South Korea, Sep 2012 – Aug 2014
Coached art portfolio development for high school students
Exhibition Assistant | Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 2009 – Oct 2009
Informed and greeted people to the Exhibition, “Humanities”