Steven Young Lee


Steven Young Lee installed at IAP


Steven Young Lee is the Resident Artist Director, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana, USA. He received his MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2004-5, he lectured and taught at numerous universities throughout China. While there, he created a new body of work as part of a one-year cultural and educational exchange fellowship in Jingdezhen, Jianxi Province.

Steven has taught at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C., Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, the Clay Art Center in New York, and Lill Street Studio in Chicago. He currently lives in Helena, MT with his wife Lisa and son Gavin.


Steven Young Lee ceramics work investigates how individual perceptions are formed. The pieces he creates appropriate elements of form, decoration, color, image and material that are distinct to a particular culture or history. The viewer is left to construct the context and narrative of the object or image based on his or her own perspective and experience. He strives to create work that has the ability to transgress boundaries of all types—geographic, cultural, contextual and visual.



Steven Young Lee is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

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