My work draws inspiration from the duality of having roots in in Korea and US and practicing as professional artist while relishing the role of mother, wife & grandmother. Using thread as my primary media, I draw transfigured abstraction of women, from memory and experiences, assemble the installation remines to domestic chores. Since move to Berkeley in 2013, inspired by the bright light and seeing vibrant color of the plant all year round, mixing my own acrylic pigment to bathe the white thread for the work. Letting my thread free from the traditional embroidery, exploring the possibility of art making, and developing thread language to respond women’s emotional experience and feminine aesthetics. Ke-Sook Lee (Oh)
Ke-Sook Lee(Oh) came to US 1964, recently move to Berkeley CA, 2013. She is known for hand embroidered thread drawing and fiber installation, exploring abstraction and domestic themes. She earned a BFA in Applied Art from Seoul National University 1963, second BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1982. Her work has shown at the Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PA); Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; de Young Museum (CA) ; International exhibitions held in Berlin, London, Paris, Florence, Seoul.