Kyouhong Lee  

born in 1972






Glass

Kyouhong Lee experiments with glass in unexpected ways. He likes to push the boundaries of glass in order to test limitations. At the same time he is interested in traditional Korean everyday objects – from grinding wheels to stones and more. His recent works include experiments that he has conducted by combing casted glass with ott, the sap from the ott tree (lacquer) and gold leaf. The resulting work is a study of mass and volume which can only be achieved by utilizing specific properties in glass.

Kyouhong is constantly conjuring up unexpected techniques in glass. He also excels in stained glass making. Having studied in Scotland to master this skill, he is the only artist who is able to apply this skill in Korea.

Kyouhong has been selected as the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize Finalist for 2023.


Collections

Cultural Headquarter (Korea)

Financial Supervisory Service (Korea)

Korea Federation of Banks (Korea)

Hansik Goo (Hong Kong)

LL Club House (Hong Kong)

Alexander Tutsek - Stiftung Museum (Germany)

Kunstsammlungen der Veste Museum (Germany)

Justin Moodie (United Kingdom)

Awards

2023 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize Finalist

2021 The Balvenie Makers Awards

2011 Special Jury Award, CERAMIX Glass Art Awards

2009 Selected Artist, International Exchange Exhibition

2006 Short-listed, COBURG GLASS PRIZE 2006, Germany

2003 Headly Trust Grant - Headly Trust Foundation, UK

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Breathing of Light, BON Gallery & Artari, Korea

Breathing of Light, Gallery LIM, Korea

2019

Silence in Nature, IB Tower (J&S Art Project), Korea

Breathing of Light, Soluna Fine Art, Hong Kong

2016

Silence in Nature, Bongsan Cultural Center, Korea

2014

Trace of Time, Gallery SKLO, Korea

2010

Nature of Life, Palais de Seoul Gallery, Korea

2006

Nature of Life, The Glass House- Edinburgh, UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Archetypes : Not a Thing, Art Chosun Space, Korea

2023

LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize Exhibition, The Noguchi Museum, USA

Light of weaving : Labour_Hand_Hours, Korean Cultural Centre UK, Korea

2020

ART & LIFE, ACE AVENUE (J&S Art Project), Korea

Craft Artist’s Drawings, Gallery LIM, Korea

An Ode to Life, Korean Cultural Center, Hong Kong

Evolution in Korean Contemporary Glass, Shinsegye Gallery, Korea

2019

Two Persons Exhibition with Joonyong Kim, Leica Space, Korea

2018     

Korean Contemporary Craft, Hyundai Heavy Industries · Museum of Art, Korea

Banquet - Opulence in Grace and Palate, commemorating the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Cheongwadae Sarangchae, Korea

2017

Ciao Vetro, Glass Island Museum, Korea

2016

Contemporary Korean Glass, Seokdang Museum of Art, Korea

2015

The Making Process, Main Exhibition, Invited Artist, Cheongju Craft Biennale, Korea

2013

The 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery SKLO, Korea

2012

Illuminated, Shinhwa Gallery, Hong Kong

2011

Two Persons Exhibition with Joonyong Kim, Gallery SKLO, Korea

2009

Three Artists from Korea, Cochrane Gallery, UK

2008

Contemporary Korean Glass, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2006

New Works, Gallery SKLO, Korea

2005

The 10th Korean Glass Works, Adelaide, Asutralia

NEW DESIGNERS 2005, Business Design Center, UK