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Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. An associate professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program there since 2005. Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and taught there for several years. As an instructor, he also has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, Canberra Glassworks in Australia, Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, Ireland, and various other art institutions and universities nationally and internationally. Lee has served as a member of the board of directors for the Glass Art Society since 2009. He has won a number of honors, including the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society, several scholarships including the Saxe Award from the Pilchuck Glass School and the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. His work was featured in New Glass Review 24 and 32 and has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. Recent highlights include an acquisition by the Corning Museum of Glass and a solo exhibition at the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis.

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA
Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, USA
Samsung Electronics, Seoul, Korea
Yunnan Hanringxuan Culture and Art Museum, Yunnan Province, China

2014         Jiyong Lee, Duane Reed Gallery, October 24, St Louis, Missouri
2012         Jiyong Lee, Duane Reed Gallery, October 19, St Louis, Missouri
2010         New work, Duane Reed Gallery, February 19-March 27, St. Louis, Missouri
2009         New Work Jiyong Lee Cut and Assembled Glass, Davis and Cline Gallery, March 30-May 30, Ashland, Oregon
2008         Segmentation, Craft Alliance, November 7- December 28, St. Louis, Missouri