Bovey Lee

Born in Hong Kong
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA

MFA/Computer Graphics and Interactive Media, Pratt Institute, New York
MFA/Painting, University of California, Berkeley, California
BA/FA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong (catlaogue)

Gavlak Gallery, Water Has A Memory, Palm Beach, Florida
Rena Bransten Gallery, Conundrums, San Francisco, California

Nevada Museum of Art, Bovey Lee: Undercurrents, Reno, Nevada
Grotto Fine Art, Bloom, Hong Kong (catalogue)
International Finance Center, Bloom, Shanghai, China (presented by Hugo Boss)

709 Penn Gallery, Paper Streets, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pacific Place, Hong Kong

Grotto Fine Art, Where the Waves Break, Hong Kong (catalogue)

Grotto Fine Art, On Gossamer’s Edge, Hong Kong (catalogue)
Asian American Arts Center, Bing Lee and Bovey Lee at Mid Career, New York, New York

Museum Kunst der Westkueste, Papermania!, Alkersum/Foehr, Germany
Art Basel, with Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
Art Stage, with Fost Gallery, Singapore

Art Basel, with Gavlak Gallery, Miami, Florida
Pulse, with Rena Bransten Gallery, Miami, Florida
Rena Bransten Projects, Reigning Cats and Dogs, San Francisco, California
Fine Art Asia, with Grotto Fine Art, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong
PMQ, A Square Meter of Sensation, curated by Mingpao Weekly, sponsored by Herme, Hong Kong
Gavlak Gallery, Inaugural  gallery artist exhibition, Los Angeles, California
Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary: Paper as Art, Delray Beach, Florida
Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University, Paper Work, Denver, Colorado
Art Basel, with Grotto Fine Art, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong (catalogue)
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Fold, Paper, Scissors, Mesa, Arizona
The Armory Show, with Gavlak Gallery, Pier 94, New York, New York
Museum of Craft and Design, Obsessive Reductive, San Francisco, California
101/Exhibit, Cat Art Show Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Gavak Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
Art Basel, with Gavlak Gallery, Miami, Florida (catalogue)
OV Gallery, Follies of a Species, Shanghai, China
Fine Art Asia, with Grotto Fine Art, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Stories of a Changing China, Ketchum, Idaho
Volta 9, with Rena Bransten Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Gavlak Gallery, All F**king Summer, Palm Beach, Florida
Art Basel, with Grotto Fine Art, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong (catalogue)
Parallel Contemporary Art, Hong Kong Eye, Mandarin Oriental Clipper Lounge, Hong Kong (catalogue)
The Armory Show, with Gavlak Gallery, Pier 94, New York, New York
Scope, with Grotto Fine Art, New York, New York
Wing Luke Museum, Paper Unbound: Horiuchi and Beyond, Seattle, Washington

Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
Miami Project, International Art Fair, Miami, Florida
Fine Art Asia, International Art and Antiques Fair, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong
Stockton College Art Gallery, Perception Shift, Stockton, New Jersey
Concept Art Gallery, 40th Anniversary Curator’s Choice Show, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ART HK, International Art Fair, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong
Scope, International Art Fair, New York, New York

Pulse, International Art Fair, Miami, Florida
Art Asia, International Art Fair, Miami, Florida
Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum, Kirie of the World, Fujikawa, Japan
Shelburne Museum, Paperwork in 3D, Shelburne, Vermont
ART HK, International Art Fair, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong
Rena Bransten Gallery, Pure Paper, San Francisco, California

Art Asia, International Art Fair, Miami, Florida
Museum Rijswijk, Holland Paper Biennial, The Netherlands (catalogue)
OV Gallery, Shifting Definitions, Shanghai, China
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial, Hong Kong (catalogue)
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Touch Me Please, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ART HK, International Art Fair, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong
Grotto Fine Art, The Linear Dimension, Hong Kong (catalogue)
Artist Image Resource, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
James Gallery, Pulp Friction, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Museum Bellerive, Silhouettes ­– Pure Contour, Zurich, Switzerland
Art Asia, International Art Fair, Miami, Florida
Rossi & Rossi Gallery, Urban Spirituality, London, United Kingdom (catalogue)
Art Asia, International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Blackburn Museum, Strange World, Blackburn, United Kingdom
Grotto Fine Art, Liners’ Paradox, Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Art Fair, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong

Art Asia, International Art Fair, Miami, Florida
National Glass Centre, Beautifully Crafted, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Fe Gallery, In the Making: 250 Years/250 Artists, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (catalogue)
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (catalogue)

1a Space, Talkover/Handover, collaboration with Jeff Leung, Hong Kong (catalogue)

Paper Art Paradise, Designerbooks, Beijing: China, 2012
Lewis, Perri. Material World, London, United Kingdom: Virgin Books/Random House, 2012
Hands On, Berlin, Germany: Gestalten, 2012
Wang, Shaoqiang. Paper Works, Beijing, China: Sandu Cultural Media, 2012
Bovey Lee: Bloom, Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art, 2012
Zollars, Jaime. PUSH Paper, Ashville, N. Carolina, USA: Lark Books, 2011
Papercraft 2, Berlin, Germany: Gestalten, 2011
Waite Brown, Claire. The New Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques,
London, United Kingdom: Quarto Publishing, 2011
Trebbi, Jean-Charles. L’art de la découpe, Paris, France: Editions Alternatives, 2010
Illusive 3, Berlin, Germany: Gestalten, 2010
Papercraft, Berlin, Germany: Gestalten, 2010
Ploeg, Frank van der. Holland Paper Biennial, Rijswijk, The Netherlands: Museum Rijswijk, 2010
The Linear Dimension, Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art, 2010
Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2010
Urban Spirituality, London, United Kingdom: Rossi & Rossi and Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art, 2009
Bovey Lee – Where the Waves Break, Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art, 2009
In the Making: 250 Years/250 Artists, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Fe Gallery, 2008
Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2008
Talkover/Handover, Hong Kong: 1a Space, 2008
On Gossamer’s Edge: Paper Cutout Drawings by Bovey Lee, Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art, 2007


Wing Ng, “Cut Paper: From Craft to Art,” Modern Weekly, A29, China, Oct 18, 2014
Samantha Lam, “A Square Meter of Sensation,” Mingpao Weekly, Hong Kong, Issue 2391, cover, Sep 6, 2014
Jake Wallis Simons, “Astonishing Sculptures Made from Nothing But Plain Paper,” CNN, Aug 29, 2014
Ahn Sangho, ed., “A House Made of Paper,” Noblian, Issue 169, Seoul, Korea, Aug, 2014
Christopher Jobson, “Extraordinary Scenes Hand Cut from Rice Paper by Bovey Lee,” Colossal, Jul 17, 2014
“Paper Trail,” Home & Decor, Indonesia, May issue, 2014
Huanhuan Guo, “The Artist Who Cuts Paper without Scissors,” Radio Netherlands Worldwide, The Netherlands, May 9, 2014
Barbara Guarducci, “Hidden Charm of White Cut Paper,”, Feb 20, 2014
Sreekanth N., “Artist of the Week,”, Jan 22, 2014
Victoria Guthrie, “The Cutting Edge,” Crafty Magazine, United Kingdom, Issue 9, Nov/Dec, 2013
Sabina Dana Plasse, “Looking At China: Multi-faceted Exhibition Provides Fascinating Insight,” Ketchum Keystone, Oct 30, 2013
Amandas Ong, “Bovey Lee,” Elephant Magazine, United Kingdom, Issue 16, Fall, 2013
Jan Sjostrom, “Lee, Estlund Shows at Gavlak United in Concern for Natural World,” Palm Beach Daily News, Apr 30, 2013
Joyce Lau, “Hong Kong Welcomes the Art World,” The New York Times, May 22, 2013
Jessica Ranson, “Bovey Lee Connecting History and Technology on Paper,” The Culture Trip, May 22, 2013
Elizabeth Doyle, “Creative Commons//Bovey Lee, “Delta Sky Magazine, May, 2013
Kris Wagner, “Paper That’s Pretty and Political,” San Francisco Examiner, Feb 7, 2013
“Bovey Lee,” ImageBlog, curated by Kimberly Brooks, Huffington Post, on-going, 2013
Sophie Haeri, “Bovey Lee,” Eloquence Magazine, Seoul, Korea, September, 2012
Belle Zhao, “The cutter – 14 questions for paper artist Bovey Lee,”, August, 2012
“Tension On the Tip of the Knife,” Metro Pop Magazine, Issue 320, Hong Kong, August 30, 2012
Obed Napitupulu, “Bovey Lee,” Expression Magazine, American Express, Indonesia, July, 2012
Gareth Bate and Dawne Rudman “Bovey Lee Interview,” World of Threads, Interview 67, June, 2012
Merle Jantz, “Power, sacrifice, and survival,” mtl Magazine, Pittsburgh, June, 2012
Elaine Chen, “Paper bloom,” LP Magazine, Shanghai, China, May/June, 2012
William Loeffler, “Artists find Pittsburgh area a good fit,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 26, 2012
Panxu, “Bovey Lee cuts out bloom,” Taikungpao, Hong Kong, 6, May 10, 2012
“Paper cut works by Bovey Lee,” Juxtapoz, April 17, 2012
Christopher Jobson, “Cut paper illustrations by Bovey Lee,” Colossal, March 29, 2012
Alice Taylor, “Breathtaking Paper Cuts,” The English Group, March 29, 2012
Eleven, “Interview with Bovey Lee,” Modern Weekly, D02, Shanghai, China, February 20, 2012
Kaushik, “Intricate Paper Cut Drawings by Bovey Lee,” Amusing Planet, February 2, 2012
“First China solo exhibition for cut paper artist Bovey Lee,” Art Radar Asia, online, February 1, 2012
Simone C. Porter, “Bovey Lee: Paper cut precision,” CBS Pittsburgh, online, November 28, 2011
Queenie Zhao, “Bovey Lee’s powerful cut paper” Rouge Magazine, Beijing, China, December, 2011
“A conversation with Bovey Lee,”, October 17, 2011
“Bovey Lee: New work/interview,”, September 8, 2011
Travis Korte, “Bovey Lee’s elegaic crisis cutouts mirror Japan’s tsunami and nuclear scare,” Huffington Post, online, April 7, 2011
Jacqueline Ruyak, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” Surface Design Journal, 56–57, summer issue, 2011
Kurt Shaw, “Artist Bovey Lee’s new career makes something old into something new,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 15, 2011
Mary Thomas, “Paper-cut artworks offers perspectives on Pittsburgh,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 11, 2011
Michael Blaizot, “L’art dans ses petits papiers,”, March 16, 2011
“A cut above,” Savant Digital Magazine, March, 2011
“Studio visit,” Burda Style Magazine, Germany, March, 2011
Kenneth Lee, “Cutting edge,” The Peak Magazine, Hong Kong, 52–53, February, 2011
“Reinventing a fading craft,” Cup Magazine, Hong Kong, 44-45, February, 2011
Wing, “Cutting through a ray of light,” Jet Magazine, 26, January issue, 2011
Hayes, “Cutting a different paper canopy,” Ming Pao Weekly, Hong Kong, 74, January 30, 2011
Yvonne Lai, “US-based artist Bovey Lee takes the traditional Chinese craft of paper-cutting and makes it her own,”  South China Morning Post Magazine, Hong Kong, 8, January 30, 2011
Vanessa Yung, “Butterfly bliss,” South China Morning Post, S10, January 20, 2011
“Weekly Art Websites: Drawing with Paper and Scissors, The Independent, UK, Nov 23, 2010
Ian Findlay, “Contemporary Hong Kong art at Grotto Fine Art,” Asian Art News, 98–100, Sept/Oct, 2010
Sierra Shih, “Paper fantasy: Bovey Lee,” DPI Magazine, vol. 135, 86–89, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010
Kristina Olson, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” Art Papers, 42­–43, 2010
Mary Thomas, “Hands on,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, C8, September 12, 2010
Mary Thomas, “In the frame: Artists in their own words – Bovey Lee’s skill and patience are perfect for paper-cutting art,”
         Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, online article and video, March 23, 2010
Patricia Van Horn, “Bovey Lee paper cutouts,” Suburban Living Magazine, Pittsburgh, December, 2010
Alex Lai, “The artists,” InteriorsPlus Magazine, Hong Kong, 2009 - 2010
“Portfolio: Bovey Lee,” Naif Digital Magazine, Spain, December, 2009
Magazine cover, Barzon Magazine, Argentina, December, 2009
“Knip knip” LINDA Magazine, The Netherlands, Vol. 7, 11, November/December, 2009
Thais Lauton Escanhoela, “Isto é quente,” Casa e Jardim Magazine, Brazil, 24, June, 2009
Cecilia Ly, “Bovey Lee: Trabajo de filigrana,” CASAS Magazine, Lima, Peru, 12–13, May, 2009
Jane Ro, “Clippings from the past,” Hyphen Magazine, California, May, 2009
Grace Bonnet, “Weekly wrap up + Bovey Lee,”, March, 2009
“Bovey Lee: Paper cut out drawings,”, March 1, 2009
Debra Wacks, “Liners’ paradox,” TimeOut Hong Kong, online, February, 2009
“The distinctive style of Hong Kong artists: What is it and who are the artists?” Hong Kong Art Review, Art Radar Asia, online, February, 2009
Diana Woolf, “Heart of glass still beats,” Crafts Magazine, UK, 14–15, No. 215, Nov/Dec, 2008
Kurt Shaw, “Sales down, but strong at bellwether art fair,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Dec 13, 2008
Bill O’Driscoll, “Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offers a potent and diverse Pittsburgh Biennial,” Pittsburgh City Paper, August 14, 2008
Mary Thomas, “Film and video get expanded presence in PCA/Filmmakers Biennial Exhibit,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 31, 2008
EWN, “Hong Kong,” Art Asia Pacific Almanac, Vol.3, 174, 2008
Bovey Lee, “Bovey Lee talks to herself,” The Original, Vol. 2, 15–18, November, 2007
Jeff Leung, “Preservation and education of the art of paper cutout,” Wen Wei Po, Hong Kong, C1, Sept 30, 2007
Hwa Young Caruso, “Asian American Art Associations in New York City,” International Journal of Multicultural Education, art review, Vol.9, No.1, 2007
Jamie Quiroz, “Cut out for her art,” iaLink, APA issue, May, 2007
Murtaza Vali, “Bing Lee and Bovey Lee: Mid career artist exhibition,”, March, 2007

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Vira I. Heinz Endowment Fellowship
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award Nominee
San Francisco Arts Commission Finalist, Guy Place Mini Park, San Francisco, California
Percent for Art Finalist, PS 290, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York
Mid Career Artist, Asian American Arts Center, New York
Artist Opportunity Grants, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation, California
Urban Council Fine Arts Award, Contemporary Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Hong Kong and USA
Progressive Corporate Art Collection, USA
Hong Kong Museum of Art
The Chinese University of Hong Kong


The Culture Trip
Bovey Lee: Connecting History and Technology on Paper
Weekly Fibre Artist Interview
World of Threads Festival