Bovey Lee

I am an artist based in Los Angeles, California, USA. My recent works in hand cut paper and site-specific installations focus on migration and its impact on our shared humanity and the environment. It is an extension to my on-going research that explores our competing/conflicting desires between nature preservation and urbanization.


Born in Hong Kong and practicing Chinese calligraphy since the age of ten, I studied painting and drawing in my formative years and completed my BA degree in Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

In 1993, I came to the United States as a painter and earned my first Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Subsequently, I earned a second MFA in Digital Arts at Pratt Institute in New York. Since 2005, I have been creating cut paper and site-specific installations.

Selected awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, Vira I Heinz Endowment for the Arts, Jack K & Gertrude Murphy Fine Art Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, and others.

Group exhibitions include Fuller Craft Museum, Massachusetts; Nevada Museum of Art; Museum of Craft & Design, California; Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Arizona; Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, Washington; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Shelburne Museum, Vermont; Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland; National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK; Blackburn Museum, UK; Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Museum Rijswijk, The Netherlands; among others.

Institutional collections include the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford University, UK; BNY Mellon Corporate Art Collection; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Chapman University, Orange, California; Clarins; Fidelity Corporate Art Collection; Headland Capital Partners, Hong Kong; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong; Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California; Park Hyatt Sanya, China; Progressive Corporate Art Collection; Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, California; and Stanford Health Care, California.

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