There are only a few days left to see our annual Visual Arts Members’ Show, which explores the theme of identity. Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of our 35 participating member artists, Stephanie Lee.
Stephanie S. Lee, who lives in Bayside, Queens, was born in Busan in South Korea and is an artist and curator. While she is one of our newer members, she’s been involved with Flushing Town Hall and has attended our events for years, and exhibited in our space. Her first exhibition as a professional artist was in 2013.
Stephanie, who recently became one of our esteemed Teaching Artists, has a piece on display in the Members’ Exhibition called “Time.”
“One of my earlier works illustrates one’s life circle as time goes,” she says. “I especially thought about my daughter; she was born, learns within my reach, and then leaves for the bigger world as a seed of a flower spreads by the wind to search its own life path and grow. I try to let the viewer empathize and think about how one person’s life begins and grows further with time.”
Her art, she says, “describes the common life cycle of human beings but it is also personal for me because it’s deeply connected to me and my daughter’s story as well.”
She loves Flushing Town Hall’s long history “melted onto the building. I love the classic window and the garden. It’s a cultural oasis in Queens to me. Many quality exhibitions and performances are constantly going on year round near where I live, so I don’t need to travel to the city. And, rich diversity is a plus.”
She also noted that the two recent night market events at Flushing Town Hall brought even more liveliness to the venue.
“Positive progress always comes with art and richness of culture,” she says. “Our life fulfills with various view points from different art and culture, and thus expands our understanding spectrum to see the world with more open minds.”
You can learn more about Stephanie in this Examiner profile of her!