April 14 - 30, 2009
Artist's Reception: Friday April 15, 6 - 8pm
Taipei Culture Center is pleased to present Body Accounts: Works by Yen-Hua Lee. Using the space inside of her figures as a platform for her work, Lee's narratives are taken from stories, dreams and memories. Lee utilizes various media as a vehicle for her illustrations, from the pages of old books to etched ceramic pieces, to an installation of drawings under glass.
Through her illustrations, the artist recreates friends' stories or uses her own. Ms. Lee states: "Our body is a container. It not only has our organs inside, but also holds memories of our life. At one time my friends told me about sadness in their lives. We need a strong home (body/container) to protect us. I try to open my mind to find the kinds of memories (funny, sad, etc.) that I can use in my drawings."
Lee identifies strongly with Taiwan's local culture. Her first artistic medium was Chinese calligraphy and her intimate ink drawings are deeply influenced by this traditional art form.About Yen-Hua Lee
Yen-Hua Lee earned her M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University in 2007. She has participated in residencies in the Kecskemek International Ceramics Studio, Hungary, Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria and I-Park, East Haddam, CT and in 2008 received awards from International Cultural Exchange Grants, National Arts and Cultural Foundation, Taiwan, "Open Doors 08", Newark Arts Council and Selected solo exhibitions include The Taipei Cultural Center (TECO) in New York, New York; NY Studio Gallery,New York; Gallery Uno, Chicago ,IL; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX and 214 Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.