Thursday, November 11 @ 5 – 6:15pm
Online at Zoom:

As an artist, designer, and educator, Professor Helen Lee examines the morphological nature of language through a material-specific practice. She is interested in how language inherently changes—over time, across cultures, and in physical form. She reifies her bilingual experience as a second generation Chinese-American in a fluid material that similarly embodies a state of flux. Lee writes in glass, which is to say that she writes in light and she writes in shadow.

Lee’s work has recently been included in the exhibitions Translucency, the Tallinn Applied Art Triennial at the Kai Art Center in Estonia, and Momentum | Intersection at Toledo Museum of Art. Her work is in the collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Corning Museum of Glass, Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, and Toyama City Institute of Glass Art.

Lee holds an MFA in Glass from RISD and a BSAD in Architecture from MIT. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, California College of Art, Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Ox-Bow School of Art, China Academy of Art, Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, and the MIT Glass Lab. Lee is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and serves as the Director of GEEX, the Glass Education Exchange.