ContinuEd Project Space: Bo Lee
STUDENTS SHARE THEIR ARTWORK AT SVACE
November 5, 2018
by Michael Bilsborough
Visit our ContinuEd Project Space, where we are pleased to present political illustration by Bo Lee, a recent SVACE student. The exhibition will be on view throughout November in our ContinuEd Project Spaces located at 209 East 23rd Street and 380 2nd Ave, 8th floor. Bo Lee produced this artwork in conjunction with Steve Brodner’s course, Pow! The Art of Politics: Creating Art That Packs a Punch, and Lauren Weinstein’s course, Inking Comics.
The artist writes:
Bo Lee is a practicing Architect and a visual Artist. By day, Bo draws straight lines and builds spaces. By night, she indulges herself by drawing characters who she believes have a lot to say and share.
Bo (b. 1972) was raised in Seoul, South Korea, and while in Korea she received classical training in drawing, sculpture, and printmaking, as well as calligraphy, Korean dance, and poetry. However, the center of her artistic practice will always be informed by her early and voracious obsession with Manhwa, Korean comic books.
Bo immigrated to the US at age 14, and was plunged full immersion into American Language and Culture. In many ways her life and work are defined by this cultural duality.
She moved to NYC in 1997 and currently resides in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.