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Biography: Jiyong Lee

Jiyong Lee
Jiyong Lee

Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. A professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has been in charge of 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 has also taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and various other art institutions and universities nationally and internationally. Lee has won a number of honors, including Bavarian State Prize from Germany and the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society. His work was featured in New Glass Review 24and 32 and has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.