Focusing on: Sammy Seung-Min Lee

Many thanks to our member, Michelle, who discovered this amazing paper artist.


Sammy Seung-Min Lee was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and moved to Southern California at the age of sixteen.  She studied fine art and media art at UCLA and architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and also learned bookbinding under the tutelage of master bookbinder Daniel Kelm in Easthampton, Massachusetts.  Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in collections around the world.

Water & Wind, for Uchi Denver Restaurant, 2018

She is an interdisciplinary artist based in Denver, Colorado.  Her work focuses on spatial, narrative, and sequential qualities in personal and smaller communal history, as she incorporates her various explorations in art and architecture.

Open Denver, Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, Colorado, 2017

Hung dried #35, hanji, water, UV acrylic varnish, clothespin, 2016

Book Art:
Māyā-bheda is a collaboration between photographer Joshua Bergeron and the artist. Images are from the Durga Puja celebrations in 2015 in Kolkata, India.  The design of the case and workings of the book are based upon the design of the original Kodak camera released in 1888, by George Eastman, which in many ways brought portable photography to the masses.

Click here to read more about this project.

Visit her website to explore many more innovative creations in paper.


About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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