The Ella Van Dyke Tuthill '32 Chair in Studio Art
Area of Expertise: Fiber Arts
Sang-Wook Lee grew up and was educated in South Korea where he received both a BFA and an MFA from Dong-A University in Busan. Subsequently, he came to the US and earned an MFA from University of Georgia in textiles. Prof. Lee has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Asia. He recently had the exhibition, “Noodle Noodle” at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, “Ramen Noodle 2008” at MOCA, Jacksonville, FL, “19620” at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, and invitational group show “Pojagi-2007 Cheongju International Craft Biennale” at Cheongju Craft Museum, Cheongju City, South Korea. His work was reviewed in “The art of noodling around with a food staple” by Catherine Fox, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Amazing Noodle Art!” by Vickie Whitlock, CNN, “Ramen Noodle 2008” by Rami Kim, The Korea Daily, and “Ramen: Cheap Food or High Art?” by Frances Allitt, The Emory Wheel. These instant noodles (which he has loved to eat since childhood) installation works are a symbol of his Korean popular culture within cross-cultural expression.