Jun Lee

Washington, D.C.



Jun Lee is a studio printmaker based in Washington, DC. Her woodcut illustrates the relationship between her obsession with the competitive nature of animals and their meanings in our cultural background. Lee attempts to evoke the different moments of our daily lives through animal imagery as a metaphor for the struggles we all face; pieces that express the spectrum of competition from hiding away to preparing for a fight.

Lee is a grantee of the 2022 – 2019 DC Art Bank and completed residencies which include Lee Arts Center, Penland School of Crafts, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring, and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Lee earned a BFA ’02 in Illustration and a Post Baccalaureate ’04 in Printmaking from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. She received her MFA ’07 in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Whisper and Wait, 4-layer reduction woodcut, 43″ x 30″, 2020
Breeze Before The Leap, 5-layer reduction woodcut, 30″ x 43″, 2019
The Commander, 6-layer reduction woodcut, 30″ x 43″, 2019