Exhibit to feature works of faculty member

Lee explores relationship between writing, art and architecture

Sunyoung Lee portrait

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold an exhibition by Sunyoung Lee, assistant professor of art, Feb. 3 through 24 at the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall on campus.   

The exhibition, “Beyond Language: Build like a Painter, Paint like a Poet, and Write like an Activist,” opens with a reception and talk by Lee at noon Feb. 3. The public is welcome to attend. A light lunch will be provided.   

Born in Korea, Lee has developed her cross-media, genre-bending approach based on literature and Eastern Philosophy.   

“To me, going from the written word to painting is like translating between two different languages, and I cannot tell which one is first – the word or images,” Lee said. “In these pieces, painting and architecture are inspired by literature – myths, poems, novels and plays.”   

Lee has previously held exhibitions in New York, Michigan, California, Massachusetts, England and Korea. After coming to the United States, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Syracuse (N.Y.) University and a Master of Science in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.   

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