Grace Eunmi Lee was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and moved to Canada in 2010She is currently an artist in residence at Harbourfront Centre. She’s received numerous awards including recognition at the 2009 “Out of the box” Cheongju International Craft Competition in Korea.
Her interest is things that are unnoticed and appear to have little or no significance on a regular basis. Grace claims that we often become oblivious to things that surround us. Using forms inspired by micro-organisms, she wants to emphasize the importance of the individuality and the collective entity. The creatures are an interconnection of reality and existence.
By taking the time to observe and give attention to these small details, we are soon faced with another form of existence waiting for our recognition. Her work is presented in a monumental presence through the accrual of small imaginative elements.
By putting this singular “micro-organisms” together she can make us understand the importance of the collective.
Despite the funny faces of this ceramic creatures the process is no laughing matter. The resulting quirky good looks and exquisite artisanship is signature Grace Eun Mi Lee, a ceramic artist whose elegant repose belies a wickedly mischievous sensibility.