Steven Young Lee (Chicago, IL 1975 - )


Steven Young Lee is the Resident Artist Director of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. A Chicago native, he received his MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has lectured and taught at several universities globally. In 2004, he created a new body of work as part of a one-year cultural and educational exchange fellowship in Jingdezhen, Jianxi Province. His work has been exhibited in China, Canada and throughout the United States, and is held in numerous public and private collections. Lee maintains an active studio practice rooted in both functional and sculptural ceramics. His current work examines cultural references and how individuals draw realities based on experience and environment. Through his sculpture and vessels, he challenges preconceptions of style, form, symbolism, superstitions, and identity.

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