Sunyoung Lee

Sunyoung Lee
Sunyoung Lee
Assistant Professor of Art

Division of Communication and the Arts

Contact Information:
Phone: 814-362-7678
Location: 110 Blaisdell Hall

Degrees and Credentials

M.S. Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
M.F.A. Painting, Syracuse University
B.F.A. Painting, Hong-ik University (Summa Cum Laude)
B.A. English and English Literature, Pusan National University

Short Bio

Lee was born in Korea. Lee has developed her cross-media, genre-bending approach based on literature and Eastern Philosophy. She received her B.A. in English Literature before turning to the more visual and spatial forms of language, Lee through studying painting and architecture. Her accomplishments include multiple exhibitions in New York, Michigan, California, Massachusetts, England, and Korea. Lectures in Asian art history and studio classes in California, New York, and Texas round out her ongoing commitment as an artist and scholar. She combines her architectural research with the creation of space-amplified painting — a hybrid of painting and narrative-focused architectural space.

Academic Focus

Space-amplified Painting , Multi-sensorial Art Installation, Narrative Space Design, Abstract Video, Time-variant Architecture, Virtual Architecture, Asian Art History, History of Modern Architecture, Community Art Projects for Urban Regeneration.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications

Her most recent project ‘Bibliospace: Human Becoming Human’ is a multidimensional book that explores what a multidimensional interface would mean in an immersive environment. In the project, the humanized space examines the social impact of this virtual environment that resembles the real world we live in. Lee is also a recipient of 2021-2022 Max Thelen Award and worked as a collaborator in Room One Thousand, an environmental design journal at UC Berkeley.