Artist, papermaker, and writer Aimee Lee will use still and moving images to illustrate a lecture on the legacy and future of Korean papermaking Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at the Center for Korean Studies.
Lee will describe how hanji—Korean paper—is made both in Korea and in the United States. She will provide insight into how contemporary artists are using hanji for books, sculpture, jewelry, and artwork.
A discussion of different uses of hanji across daily life and special occasions will follow a brief account of key points in the history of hanji. Lee will show samples of hanji and artwork made from it to illustrate her talk.
Aimee Lee is the leading hanji researcher and practitioner in the United States. Educated at Oberlin College and Columbia College Chicago, her Fulbright research on Korean paper led to her award-winning book, Hanji Unfurled, and the first U.S. hanji studio in Cleveland, Ohio.
Lee has shown her work at the Fuller Craft Museum, Islip Art Museum, and Museum of Nebraska Art, and her work has appeared in The Korea Times, The New York Times, The Plain Dealer, KBS World Radio, PBS, Voice of America, and CNN’s Great Big Story.
Aimee Lee will also conduct a three-hour workshop on creative uses of hanji on Friday, February 9, 2018. Click here for further information about the workshop.
For more information about Lee and illustrations of her work, visit her Web site.
Center for Korean Studies events are free and open to all. For further information, including information regarding access for the handicapped, telephone the Center at (808) 956‑7041.
For information about parking on the Mānoa campus, visit the Commuter Services Web page.
This program is supported by the Doo Wook and Helen Nahm Choy Fund. The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.