Doah Lee

Doah Lee
Part-Time Lecturer of Art (Painting and Drawing)
M.F.A. University of Pennsylvania




Doah Lee is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Philadelphia. She was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She earned her MFA from University of Pennsylvania and her BFA with a concentration in Painting and Printmaking at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. In her work, she explores and utilizes cultural symbols through repetition in a practice that mediates on cultural translation, immigration, otherness, and femininity in focusing more specifically on issue of self-identification. She is interested in how the ways children speak, listen, see, and draw reveal their developing identities. She investigates how their relationships, as well as socio-political and cultural pressures, become influencing points in the development of those identities. Her artwork has been featured in exhibitions in Virginia, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Seoul, South Korea. She has been a resident-artist at the Vermont Studio Center and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She is a curator and co-director of the artist-run exhibition space, FJORD Gallery.

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