Bovey Lee

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

EDUCATION
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


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Grotto 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
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

SELECTED PRESS
Sophie Haeri, “Bovey Lee,” Eloquence Magazine, Seoul, Korea, September, 2012
Belle Zhao, “The cutter – 14 questions for paper artist Bovey Lee,” artinfo.com, 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,” paperrunway.com, October 17, 2011
“Bovey Lee: New work/interview,” designboom.com, 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,” NeoPlanete.com, 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,” designsponge.com, March, 2009
“Bovey Lee: Paper cut out drawings,” designboom.com, 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,” artspiral.org, March, 2007

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

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