Yoon Lee

Headlands Tournesol Awardee 2005
Evacuation Comp, 2006
14” x 5.5”, digital pigment print

Yoon Lee creates large-scale Sintra panels of flowing abstractions, combining synthetic materials and vibrant colors with graceful, multi-layered fields that evoke natural phenomenon. Lee’s process involves composing her work on a computer from photographs and then precision-pouring acrylic and latex paints onto panels. This meticulous process preserves a sense of the paint’s natural fluidity and creates paintings that spin and swirl like energy vortexes. She has exhibited at Pierogi, Brooklyn; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Marx & Zavattero; Catharine Clark Gallery; and Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles. She is a recipient of the Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and the San Jose Museum of Art’s Eduardo Carrillo Prize. She received her BA from the University of San Diego, California, and her MFA in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute. She lives and works in San Francisco.


Image shown is a detail; actual print is 14" x 5.5"