Artist Talk & Demo: The Art of Korean Paper

with Aimee Lee
Wednesday, August 18; 4–6pm CT

Join us for an artist talk and demonstration with Aimee Lee, an artist, papermaker, writer, and the leading hanji (Korean handmade paper) researcher and practitioner in North America. While studying papermaking in the US, Aimee noticed a gap in paper history and decided to research, learn, and teach Korean papermaking to fill that gap.

She will show examples of her artwork featuring hanji in her presentation and demonstrate the ancient papercraft of noyeokgae, known colloquially as jiseung, the process of cording and twining hanji.

Aimee Lee (she/her) is an artist, papermaker, writer, and the leading hanji researcher and practitioner in North America. Her Fulbright research on Korean paper led to her award-winning book, Hanji Unfurled (The Legacy Press), and the first-ever American hanji studio, located in Cleveland. Lee’s work is exhibited and collected internationally and she teaches and lectures all over the world. To learn more click here.

Certificate: 2 hours, Category C

$15 for BIPOC participants
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate: For this live virtual event, you are invited to ask questions via Zoom’s Chat feature. Access to a camera is not necessary. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the event online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date. 

Please note: Registration closes 8/15 at midnight (CT).