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Recent Press & Interviews

Juleana Enright, “Revitalizing Cultures Through Paper Arts,” Hand Papermaking 38, no. 2 (Winter 2023)

Korea.net, Shaymaa Roshdi, “معرض مواسم صانعة الورق من عشب الصقلاب إلى شجر الفرصاد وحوار مع الفنانة إيمي لي,” Dec 27, 2023

Evangeline Elsa, “2000-year-old Hanji paper art revival by Korean-American artist, in UAE,” Gulf News, Dec 15, 2023

Hwisang Cho, [review of the book Hanji Unfurled], The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 3, vol 117 (Sep 2023)

Abby Aresty, DIY Oberlin, WOBC 90.5, Aug 15 & 22, 2023

Correy Baldwin, The UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration: Rag & Pulp

Publications

Papermaker’s Tears: Essays on the Art and Craft of Paper—”The Toolmakers – Those Who Build So We Can Make,” vol. 2 (2023)

Asao Shimura: Papermaking Champion,” NAHP (2024)

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Oak Spring: A Place to Grow
Thru Sept 2024
Oak Spring Garden Foundation Gallery, Upperville, VA

Korean Couture: Generations of Revolution
April 28–Oct 12
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

The Paths We Cross: Perspectives from the Korean Diaspora
May 3–June 27
Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI

Teaching & Public Programs

Artist in the Atrium
Sat, May 18, 12–4pm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Free & interactive bark lace making demo

Arts & Creativity Panel
Sun, May 26, 10:30am–12pm, Hallock Auditorium
Oberlin College Reunion Weekend
Oberlin, OH

Hidden Labor in the Art and Craft of Papermaking
Webinar with Velma Bolyard
Wed, June 12, 1–2pm
Dieu Donné, virtual program

Annual Hanji Retreat
July 15–19, 2024 (full, waitlist only)
Aimee’s hanji studio

Hanji Retreat 2nd session
July 29–Aug 2, 2024 (1 spot open)
Aimee’s hanji studio

Press

Interviews

Korea.net, Shaymaa Roshdi, “معرض مواسم صانعة الورق من عشب الصقلاب إلى شجر الفرصاد وحوار مع الفنانة إيمي لي,” Dec 27, 2023

Guild of Book Workers Journal, Victoria Birth, “Reflections, a Series of Interviews: Documenting the Voices of Book Art and Craft Practitioners, Students, and Educators,” vol 51 (2022)

Korea.net, Fotini Chatzoudi, “Korean American pioneer of Hanji discusses her craft,” Sep 7, 2022

Sharjah 24, “Aimee Lee: ‘Wrapped in Hanji’ reflects Korean traditions at SHD,” Mar 14, 2021

Hanji Culture and Industry Center, “태평양을 건너간 천년 한지, 에이미 리,” Dec 1, 2021

ideastream, Jennifer Marer, “How to Support Asian American Visual Artists in Cleveland,” May 26, 2021

Oak Spring Garden Foundation Interview for Covid-19 Relief Grant

Scripps College Book Arts interview with Hayley Pierpont and Lindsey Tam

Paper Talk—Podcast interview with Helen Hiebert, Jan 25, 2019

Oliver + S—Todd Gibson, “An Interview with Hanji Artist Aimee Lee,” Mar 7, 2017

Firstindigo and Lifestyle—Inka Juslin, “Aimee Lee about sound, art books and hanji,” Aug 19, 2016

Zoneone Arts—Deborah Blakeley, “In Conversation with Aimee Lee,” Jan 17, 2016

Barbara Landes—2014

Inspire We Trust—Valentina, “Korean Paper,” Dec 5, 2012

Diaspora Vibe Gallery—Wura Ogunji, “Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator interviews artist Aimee Lee,” Nov 6, 2009

myartspace.com—Brian Sherwin, “Art Space Talk: Aimee Lee,” May 15, 2008

Books

The UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration: Rag & Pulp, Correy Baldwin (UPPERCASE Publishing Ltd, 2023)

PapierWespe, Beatrix Mapalagama, 2023

eyeseverywhere | ojosportodoslados : 10 años | 10 years, ed. Elizabeth Ross (Blurb, 2016)

Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Mokuhanga, April Vollmer (Watson-Guptill, 2015)

A Song of Praise for Shifu, Susan Byrd (The Legacy Press, 2013)

500 Paper Objects: New Directions in Paper Art (Lark Books, 2013)

1,000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art, Sandra Salamony with Peter and Donna Thomas (Quarry Books, 2012)

Design and Make Paper Jewellery, Sarah Kelly (A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 2011)Handmade Books, ed. Ray Hemachandra, (Lark Books, 2010)

Making Beautiful Book, Narae Kim (Bookpress, 2009)

500 Handmade Books (Lark Books, 2008)

1,000 Artist Journal Pages, Dawn DeVries Sokol (Rockport Publishers/Quarry Press, 2008)

Film / TV / Radio / Podcasts

DIY Oberlin (WOBC 90.5) by Abby Aresty, Aug 15 & 22, 2023

Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows (Season 4)

Every Day & Special Days,” Artist’s Books Unshelved, Catherine Alice Michaelis for Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 2021

Covid Conversations: Life in a Time of Corona podcast, episode 10, interview by Rachel Hopkin, 2021

Cut the Craft podcast interview, Sep 12, 2020

Aimee Lee: Art of Making Hanji, ideastream, Dec 17, 2019

Paper Talk podcast interview, Jan 25, 2019

Great Big Story, “One Artist’s Audacious Pursuit of Traditional Korean Hanji,” Aug 2, 2017

Voice of America, “Artist Carries on the Ancient Tradition of Handmade Korean Paper,” reporter June Soh, May 17, 2017

YTN (Global Korea)—”천년 한지, 미국에가다…공예가 에이미 리,” 청춘, 세계로 가다,” Apr 2, 2016

Creative Voice—”Korean Art Workshop,” Mar 19, 2016

KBS World Radio—한민족 네트워크, interview, Mar 16, 2016

Applauseideastream WVIZ/PBS—Dennis Knowles, producer, “Papermaker Aimee Lee,” Jan 14, 2016

MBC Prime (Korea)Hanji: Dreaming of a New Millennium, documentary aired Jan 1, 2015

Asian Art Museum—Korean Culture Day, Dec 16, 2013 (hanji segment 2:21 – 2:35)

Bookbinding Now with Susan Mills, Jan 16, 2013

“Maria the Korean Bride: A Film by Maria Yoon” (2013)

Newspapers

Gulf News—Evangeline Elsa, “2000-year-old Hanji paper art revival by Korean-American artist, in UAE,” Dec 15, 2023

Star TribuneJenna Ross, “What is paper? With ‘Paper Is People,’ Minnesota Center for Book Arts rethinks the white sheet,” Jun 19, 2023

The Advocate—Lachlan Bennett, “Artist Aimee Lee teaches Korean papermaking as part of paper on skin,” Jun 18, 2018

The Albion Pleiad—Beau Brockett Jr., “Like Her Hanji, Artist Aimee Lee Is Resilient, Versatile,” Oct 30, 2017

JoongAng Ilbo—Hwang Joo-young, “2세 예술가 에이미 이씨, “한지로 정체성을 찾았다”,” Mar 11, 2016

The New York Times—Martha Schwendener, “Highlights From Asia Week,” Mar 10, 2016

Yonhap News, “뉴욕서 ‘한지 우수성‘ 세미나”NASA첩보위성에 한지 사용” Oct 9, 2015

The Plain DealerGus Chan, “Ancient art is a study in patience, perfection,” Aug 9, 2015

Oberlin News Tribune—”See breathtaking works of ancient paper,” Jan 26, 2015 (print only)

The Korea Times—Chung Ah-young, “Korean-American dedicated to papermaking tradition,” Jan 8, 2015

The Korea Times San Francisco—Shin Young-ju, “”CKS, 한지예술가에이미리씨강연,” Mar 7, 2013

The Columbus Dispatch—Elizabeth Trapp, “Sheafs-d’oeuvre: Works of paper defy expectations of supposedly fragile material,” Sept 8, 2013

The Rivertowns Enterprise—Jackie Lupo, “Papermaker broaches art and ancient craft,” Nov 30, 2012 (print only)

The Martha’s Vineyard Times—Pat Waring, “Show to highlight many personalities of handmade paper,” Sept 12, 2012

The Detroit NewsMichael H. Hodges, “Expect the unexpected at Butter Projects in Royal Oak,” Jun 14, 2012 (print only)

South Florida Times—Nicole White, “Gallery Adds Caribbean Twist to Art Basel,” Nov 11, 2009

The Post-StarDoug Gruse, “The Fiber of Korea: ‘Abundance’ explores hanji paper making,” Nov 10, 2009

The Rivertowns Enterprise—Dina Sciortino, “Hastings grad’s Fulbright extends her paper trail,” Feb 27, 2009 (print only)

The Providence Journal—Bill Van Siclen, “You’ll never look at paper the same way again,” Jun 28, 2007 (print only)

The Grand Island Independent—Mike Bockoven, “Exploration in Isolation: Artists find inspiration down on the Art Farm,” Oct 29, 2006 (print only)

Magazines

Hand Papermaking—Juleana Enright, “Revitalizing Cultures Through Paper Arts,” Vol 38, no. 2 (Winter 2023)

Basketry+—Janet Mendelsohn, “Aimee Lee: Keeping an Endangered Craft Alive,” Issue 86 (Fall/Winter 2022)

The Long Thread—Linda Ligon, “Aimee Lee Makes Hanji,” Long Thread Media, 2020

DEMO Magazine—Audrey Mast, “Paper Pusher,” issue 19 (fall/winter 2013)

Korean Quarterly—Libby Pomroy, “Can you believe this is paper?” vol. 16, no. 4 (2013, print only)

Textile Fibre Forum Magazine—Janet De Boer, “Wandering into Jiseung: Aimee Lee” Issue 113 (print only), May 2013

Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot—Judy Dominic, “Aimee Lee and the Art of Hanji,” vol. 44, no. 2, Issue 174, Spring 2013 (print only)

Interweave KnitsSabrina Gschwandtner, “Artist Spotlight: Knitting the unspoken,” Winter 2010

Fiberarts Magazine—“Craft Centers Expanding,” Nov/Dec 2010 (out of print)

Korean Quarterly—Amber Dorko Stopper, “Sustained: The Work of Aimee Lee,” vol. 13, No. 3 (Spring 2010)

HAND/EYE—Rebeca Schiller, “Fiddling with Paper: Aimee Lee’s Paper World,” Apr 22, 2010

Diaweb—María de Jesús Cordero, “The Restless Landscapes of Aimee Lee’s Hanji Paper Art,” 2009

Hand Papermaking—Rory Golden, “Working the Mulberry: Kozo Paper in Book Art,” vol. 23, no. 2 (Winter 2008)

DEMO Magazine—”Portfolio,” vol. 7 (Summer 2008)

American Craft—Christine Temin, “Pulp Function: The Constant Is Paper,” Oct/Nov 2007 (print only)

Ampersand: The Quarterly Journal of the Pacific Center for the Book Arts—Steven C. Daiber, “Exhibition Review: Fiber + Book,” vol. 25 no. 1 (Fall 2007)

Blogs

Oak Spring Garden Foundation, May 28, 2021

Herb Childress, June 8, 2019

John C. Campbell Folk School, May 16, 2019

Distinct Papers—Apr 2, 2017

Clever Charlotte—Feb 22, 2017

Helen Hiebert—Jun 20, 2015

Paperslurry—Apr 14, 2015

Paris To Go—Jan 2015

Ann Starr—Sept 19, 2014

Janet Dodrill—Feb 9, 2014

Anne Marie Desaulniers—Dec 16, 2013

Christine Mauersberger—Aug 4, 2013

Green Chair Press—Jul 23, 2013

Making Handmade Books—Mar 11, 2013

Cari Ferraro—Feb 28, 2013

Susan J. Tweit—Feb 1, 2013

Susan Gaylord—Nov 14, 2012

Friends of Dard Hunter—Oct 24, 2012

Paper Connection—Oct 3, 2012

All Things Paper—Oct 22, 2010

All Things Paper—Oct 18, 2010

Paperphine—Apr 12, 2010

Contact

Artists’ books: Vamp & Tramp
Select hanji ducks: Still Point Gallery
Inquiries & sales: contact@aimeelee.net

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