June Lee starts her artistic process with the idea of modern life and the relationship between people and society, as shown in the title of her piece Witness, Bystander, and Bias. She uses thread as her main material, which is interesting to note due to its perceived contrasts: thread is not only soft, but it implies strength and stability in terms of its use. By creating each piece of work with different threads and patterns, Lee intentionally applies varied identities to each piece. The collaboration of material and pattern is visually eye-catching, as well as mentally stimulating.
June Lee was born in Korea. In 2008, she received her BFA from the School of the Art Institutes of Chicago. In 2012, she obtained her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has held solo exhibitions in the USA and Taiwan, and her work has been featured in group exhibitions since 2011 in galleries and museums across the USA, Korea, France, and Germany, with notable names such as the Fuller Craft Museum (Massachusetts, USA), LA Craft and Folk Museum (Los Angeles), Kunstwerk Calshutte (Budelsdorf, Germany), and the Danwan Art Museum (Ansan, Korea), to name a few.