Heesoo Lee makes wheel-thrown and handbuilt porcelain vessels covered in delicate and colorful images that draw inspiration from nature and landscapes. These images are created by using layers of underglaze, china paints and metallic lusters.
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Heesoo earned her BA in art from Ewha University. After apprenticing with Julia Kirillova in Berkeley, California, Heesoo began a full-time studio practice. From there, she relocated to Maui, where she established a thriving studio business. Heesoo was the Lillstreet Art Center Scholar and summer resident at the Bray in 2013 and returned as the 2014-2015 Speyer Fellow and 2015-2016 Lilian Fellow.