Who is Youngmin Lee?
Youngmin Lee is a textile artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her interest in textiles led her to study Clothing and Textile in college. She worked as a fashion designer in Seoul, South Korea and she continued her studies and received an MFA in Fashion Design. After she moved to California with her family in 1996, she started creating textile art by hand stitching and sewing. She chose Bojagi (Korean wrapping cloths) as her creative medium and presented workshops on Korean Textile Arts including Bojagi workshops. In addition to teaching in person, Youngmin created the DVD Bojagi: The Art of Wrapping Cloths in 2013 to reach people from afar. Online videos are also available since October 2020.
She founded the Korean Textile Tour in 2017 to introduce Korean traditional textile art and culture. She leads this tour annually and travel with textile enthusiasts.
Youngmin’s bojagi works have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and abroad. Recently, one of her work, ‘Remnants of Memory’ was included in ‘De Young Open’ a juried community art exhibition by the De Young Museum in San Francisco. The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco has her work in the museum collection.
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