Paper art by Bovey Lee
Paper art by Bovey Lee. Bovey Lee was born in Hong Kong, but now moved to Pittsburgh, where she continues to create her incredibly complex two-dimensional work by carving on Chinese rice paper. Detailing is simply amazing. The process of making each creation is quite complex. First, Bowie draws a sketch, then creates a computer model of it, and then cuts out. Bovey Lee received her first MFA in painting from the University of California, Berkeley; a second MFA in computer graphics and interactive media from Pratt Institute, New York; and her BA in fine arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Selected awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Vira I. Heinz Endowment, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Artist Career Grants, the San Francisco Foundation, among others. Recent exhibitions include Nevada Museum of Art (2012); the National Glass Centre, United Kingdom (2008); Museum Bellerive, Switzerland (2009); Museum Rijswijk, The Netherlands (2010); Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum, Japan (2011); and Hugo Boss at IFC Shanghai, China (2012).
Lee’s work is in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford University, United Kingdom; Hong Kong Museum of Art; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Progressive Corporate Art Collection, USA; BNY Mellon Corporate Art Collection, USA; and Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, USA. Her work is represented by Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, USA; and Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Bovey has lectured at Nevada Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), California College of the Arts, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Asian American Arts Center (New York), and others.