Bovey Lee

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Plum Blossom Series, 2014
Cut paper, Chinese rice paper on silk
14x14 inches, each
19x19 inches, each (framed)
Plum Blossom Series, 2014
Cut paper, Chinese rice paper on silk
14x14 inches, each
19x19 inches, each (framed)

Bovey Lee



Born in Hong Kong
Lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Education

Master of Fine Arts/Computer Graphics and Interactive Media, Pratt Institute, New York

Master of Fine Arts/Painting, University of California, Berkeley, California

Bachelor of Arts/Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong (catlaogue)

2013 Gavlak Gallery, Water Has A Memory, Palm Beach, Florida
Rena Bransten Gallery, Conundrums, San Francisco, California

2012 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)

2011 709 Penn Gallery, Paper Streets, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2010 Pacific Place, Hong Kong

2009 Grotto Fine Art, Where the Waves Break, Hong Kong (catalogue)

2007 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


Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 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

2011 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

2010 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

2009 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

2008 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)

2007 1a Space, Talkover/Handover, collaboration with Jeff Leung, Hong Kong (catalogue)

Selected Bibliographies

2012 Paper Art Paradise, Designerbooks, Beijing: China
Lewis, Perri. Material World, London, United Kingdom: Virgin Books/Random House
Hands On, Berlin, Germany: Gestalten
Wang, Shaoqiang. Paper Works, Beijing, China: Sandu Cultural Media
Bovey Lee: Bloom, Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art

2011 Zollars, Jaime. PUSH Paper, Ashville, N. Carolina, USA: Lark Books
Papercraft 2, Berlin, Germany: Gestalten
Waite Brown, Claire. The New Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques, London, United Kingdom: Quarto Publishing

2010 Trebbi, Jean-Charles. L’art de la découpe, Paris, France: Editions Alternatives
Illusive 3, Berlin, Germany: Gestalten
Papercraft, Berlin, Germany: Gestalten
Ploeg, Frank van der. Holland Paper Biennial, Rijswijk, The Netherlands: Museum Rijswijk
The Linear Dimension, Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art
Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Museum of Art

2009 Urban Spirituality, London, United Kingdom: Rossi & Rossi and Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art
Bovey Lee – Where the Waves Break, Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art

2008 In the Making: 250 Years/250 Artists, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Fe Gallery, 2008
Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Talkover/Handover, Hong Kong: 1a Space

2007 On Gossamer’s Edge: Paper Cutout Drawings by Bovey Lee, Hong Kong: Grotto Fine Art





Selected Press

2012 Sophie Haeri, “Bovey Lee,” Eloquence Magazine, Seoul, Korea, September
Belle Zhao, “The cutter – 14 questions for paper artist Bovey Lee,” artinfo.com, August
“Tension On the Tip of the Knife,” Metro Pop Magazine, Issue 320, Hong Kong, August 30
Obed Napitupulu, “Bovey Lee,” Expression Magazine, American Express, Indonesia, July
Gareth Bate and Dawne Rudman “Bovey Lee Interview,” World of Threads, Interview 67, June
Merle Jantz, “Power, sacrifice, and survival,” mtl Magazine, Pittsburgh, June
Elaine Chen, “Paper bloom,” LP Magazine, Shanghai, China, May/June
William Loeffler, “Artists find Pittsburgh area a good fit,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 26
Panxu, “Bovey Lee cuts out bloom,” Taikungpao, Hong Kong, 6, May 10
“Paper cut works by Bovey Lee,” Juxtapoz, April 17
Christopher Jobson, “Cut paper illustrations by Bovey Lee,” Colossal, March 29
Alice Taylor, “Breathtaking Paper Cuts,” The English Group, March 29
Eleven, “Interview with Bovey Lee,” Modern Weekly, D02, Shanghai, China, February 20
Kaushik, “Intricate Paper Cut Drawings by Bovey Lee,” Amusing Planet, February 2
“First China solo exhibition for cut paper artist Bovey Lee,” Art Radar Asia, online, February 1

2011 Simone C. Porter, “Bovey Lee: Paper cut precision,” CBS Pittsburgh, online, November 28
Queenie Zhao, “Bovey Lee’s powerful cut paper” Rouge Magazine, Beijing, China, December
“A conversation with Bovey Lee,” paperrunway.com, October 17
“Bovey Lee: New work/interview,” designboom.com, September 8
Travis Korte, “Bovey Lee’s elegaic crisis cutouts mirror Japan’s tsunami and nuclear scare,” Huffington Post, online, April 7
Jacqueline Ruyak, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” Surface Design Journal, 56–57, summer issue
Kurt Shaw, “Artist Bovey Lee’s new career makes something old into something new,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 15
Mary Thomas, “Paper-cut artworks offers perspectives on Pittsburgh,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 11
Michael Blaizot, “L’art dans ses petits papiers,” NeoPlanete.com, March 16
“A cut above,” Savant Digital Magazine, March
“Studio visit,” Burda Style Magazine, Germany, March
Kenneth Lee, “Cutting edge,” The Peak Magazine, Hong Kong, 52–53, February
“Reinventing a fading craft,” Cup Magazine, Hong Kong, 44-45, February
Wing, “Cutting through a ray of light,” Jet Magazine, 26, January issue
Hayes, “Cutting a different paper canopy,” Ming Pao Weekly, Hong Kong, 74, January 30
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
Vanessa Yung, “Butterfly bliss,” South China Morning Post, S10, January 20

2010 “Weekly Art Websites: Drawing with Paper and Scissors, The Independent, UK, Nov 23
Ian Findlay, “Contemporary Hong Kong art at Grotto Fine Art,” Asian Art News, 98–100, Sept/Oct
Sierra Shih, “Paper fantasy: Bovey Lee,” DPI Magazine, vol. 135, 86–89, Taipei, Taiwan,
Kristina Olson, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” Art Papers, 42­–43
Mary Thomas, “Hands on,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, C8, September 12
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
Patricia Van Horn, “Bovey Lee paper cutouts,” Suburban Living Magazine, Pittsburgh, December
Alex Lai, “The artists,” InteriorsPlus Magazine, Hong Kong, 2009-2010

2009 “Portfolio: Bovey Lee,” Naif Digital Magazine, Spain, December
Magazine cover, Barzon Magazine, Argentina, December
“Knip knip” LINDA Magazine, The Netherlands, Vol. 7, 11, November/December
Thais Lauton Escanhoela, “Isto é quente,” Casa e Jardim Magazine, Brazil, 24, June
Cecilia Ly, “Bovey Lee: Trabajo de filigrana,” CASAS Magazine, Lima, Peru, 12–13, May
Jane Ro, “Clippings from the past,” Hyphen Magazine, California, May
Grace Bonnet, “Weekly wrap up + Bovey Lee,” designsponge.com, March
“Bovey Lee: Paper cut out drawings,” designboom.com, March 1
Debra Wacks, “Liners’ paradox,” TimeOut Hong Kong, online, February
“The distinctive style of Hong Kong artists: What is it and who are the artists?” Hong Kong Art Review, Art Radar Asia, online, February

2008 Diana Woolf, “Heart of glass still beats,” Crafts Magazine, UK, 14–15, No. 215, Nov/Dec
Kurt Shaw, “Sales down, but strong at bellwether art fair,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Dec 13
Bill O’Driscoll, “Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offers a potent and diverse Pittsburgh Biennial,” Pittsburgh City Paper, August 14
Mary Thomas, “Film and video get expanded presence in PCA/Filmmakers Biennial Exhibit,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 31
EWN, “Hong Kong,” Art Asia Pacific Almanac, Vol.3, 174

2007 Bovey Lee, “Bovey Lee talks to herself,” The Original, Vol. 2, 15–18, November
Jeff Leung, “Preservation and education of the art of paper cutout,” Wen Wei Po, Hong Kong, C1, Sept 30
Hwa Young Caruso, “Asian American Art Associations in New York City,” International Journal of Multicultural Education, art review, Vol.9, No.1
Jamie Quiroz, “Cut out for her art,” iaLink, APA issue, May
Murtaza Vali, “Bing Lee and Bovey Lee: Mid career artist exhibition,” artspiral.org, March


Selected AWARDS

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Award

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Artist Career Grants

Vira I. Heinz Endowment Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award Nominee

Asian American Arts Center, Mid-Career Artist, New York, New York


Public Collections

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