Bovey Lee is a Hong Kong born, Pittsburgh-based artist. Her recent research focuses on paper cutout drawings, which extend an ancient Chinese folk art, paper cutouts. Through critical examination of contemporary issues and their effects, Bovey’s impossibly intricate and highly complex paper cutouts express her views on subjects including power and domination, social hierarchy and politics, and gender and cultural expectations.
Bovey’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Asian American Arts Center, NY; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh; Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens, Ohio; University of California at Santa Barbara, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; Fukuoka Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan; and others. Her works are held in the permanent collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and in private collection. Bovey is represented by Grotto Fine Arts Gallery in Hong Kong.
In 2008, Bovey received a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In 2007, she received the Vira I. Heinz Endowment Fellowship that supports her 2008 artist residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was also a nominee of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and was honored as a Mid Career Artist of the Asian American Arts Center in New York. In addition, she has received funding from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Previous awards also include Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship from the San Francisco Foundation, CA and Urban Council Fine Arts Award, Hong Kong.
Bovey’s works and biographical achievements are included in books and catalogues, including Exploring Color Photography: From the Dark Room to the Digital Studio (McGraw-Hill, 2004), Exploring Motion Graphic (Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2007), Who’s Who in America (Marquis, 2008), and Who’s Who in American Art (Marquis, 2008).
Her educational background includes a BA in fine arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a MFA in painting from the University of California at Berkeley, and a second MFA in digital arts from Pratt Institute in New York.
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