Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1993, Jr-Yun Lee received her bachelor’s degree at Taipei National University of the Arts. She is currently studying for her master’s degree at the same institution, focusing on the art of printmaking. The majority of her art pieces are based on the indirection and communication properties of the printing medium, in an attempt to intervene it into people’s daily experience. Since Lee thrives in direct collaboration with the public, she gained rich experience in various curated exhibitions. Besides Taiwan, her works have exhibited overseas including Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Russia. Further, she received awards from the ‘International Biennial Print Exhibit’, ‘Long-Yen Foundation’, and ‘Triennial of Russian Print Exhibit’.
Lee is currently the assistant of the conservation laboratory, San Jian Art, researching on the art of paper and other oriented materials.
2014 <吃人> Lee Jr-Yun 11cafe' Taipei, Taiwan
Recently Joint Exhibition
2017 <Rock Project> Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
<Hello!> CG, Osaka, Japan
2018 <Modern Family> Hsian Guang Second Village,Taoyuan, Taiwan
< Long Yen Foundation : The 12th Art Scholarship > Taipei, Taiwan
In 2019, Jr-Yun was selected as the residency artist of Bamboo Curtain Studio International Residency Exchange Program collaborating with Zygote Press in the United States for two months.
Works in residency
My artworks focuses on the speculation of the existence of the matrix. In my opinion, the concept of reflection as in mirrors and photography is the most straightforward interpretation for ‘matrix’. I will use printing materials like copper plates as daily objects (e.g. notebooks, catalogues, and tabletops), recording the traces that come directly from the process of using, which acts as the reflections of my daily experience. As for the postcard, scratch-off ticket, and banknote, I will invite people to join the setting up of the participating rules, turning the art process into a group game, placing emphasis on the connection between the meaning of printmaking and its practical use.
So far, the people with whom I have collaborated artworks are mainly not art professionals. Hence, I wish to work with Zygote Press studio in an attempt to make a map that focuses on the speculation of printmaking concept. Since printmaking is not just a form or medium in art expression, but also a technical aggregation that spans time and space, people that are familiar with the technique will find their experience of body cognition different than others. With the specialized artists group and professional facilities, it is sufficient to link our understanding in contemporary printmaking through collective works.