Sung Ji Lee

UMass Dartmouth 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Sung Ji Lee process image

About Sung Ji Lee

Sung Ji Lee is a fiber artist who uses traditional textile techniques such as knitting, crocheting, weaving, tapestry, and embroidery to create mixed media textile art and installation. Her work is heavily influenced by the personal history of memories. She juxtaposes textile elements with ceramic objects to embody the duality of memories; motionless and evolving. She is currently fiber MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She received a B.S. and M.S. in clothing and textiles and a Ph.D. in clothing ergonomics from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.


Over time, memories fade; their fragments are fossilized and reside somewhere in my unconscious mind. Each fragment is not very clear but has subtle tracks. They could be found in various forms like objects, smells, colors, and emotions. I explore those fragments which have been hidden for a while, to paraphrase Walter Benjamin, like a man digging the earth to find dead cities. I try to synthesize my old memories across time to make them live again in my work. In this process, memories are no longer ambiguous, but they are articulated in a tangible and visible form.


Departments College of Visual Performing Arts, Date: Year 2021, Degree Type MFA, Gallery Exhibitions, Gallery University Art Gallery