Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) majoring in ceramics craft in 2004. She has been actively participating in many exhibitions since 2002 in some cities in Indonesia. Moreover, she also produces several jewellery designs that are handmade using ceramics and works as a part-time lecturer for both Ciputra University and Sekolah Jepang Surabaya (Surabaya Japanese School) teaching ceramics. Jenny Lee’s artworks show the tendency of figurative ceramics. Female figures are usually occurred in her artworks including the forms of female clothes arranged in seating position together with her previous artworks that remind us to particular traditional cloth designs. Her artworks reflect her personal experience as a woman. She talks about a social identity that shapes the role and place of a woman in the community where she lives. Ceramic is the medium she thinks suitable with and can present her ideas well. She uses ceramics to associate with domestic problems and issues that usually surface in most of her arguments whenever she discusses about different aspects that shape a woman’s identity. The process of forming ceramics possibly makes someone more intimate and close with his/ her medium that is a unique character of the practice of ceramics art, giving some sort of comfort to explore with different ideas. At a quick glance, her artworks do not seem to reflect particular pressures and criticisms, but not so if they are understood intensely. Several techniques Jenny uses that visualize a unique character are the use of minimum colours even though they are not always earthy.

Works


Waiting. 2008
ukuran 30 x15 x 22 cm
Stoneware , Kayu

Biodata

Jenny Lee
Born: Surabaya, 8 Maret 1976

Pendidikan :
2000 – 2001 : Modern School of Design, Jurusan Desain Grafis Yogyakarta
2001 – 2004 : Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, D3 Jurusan Kriya Cenderamata Keramik

Pameran Tunggal

2004 : ‘saat detik detak’ di Via-Via Café Yogyakarta
2009 : ‘my diary’ di House of Sampoerna (coming up)

Pameran Bersama

2009 : -Pameran Pesta Gagasan di Arslonga Galeri Yogyakarta
-Pameran Surabaya Insight di Sozo Art Space Surabaya
-Pameran Bersama perupa perempuan di Galeri Biasa Yogyakarta

2008 : -Pameran Bersama ‘Amazing Grace’ di Galeri Orasis Surabaya
-Pameran Jenny dan Dona ‘Woman : not fade away’ di V-Art Gallery Yogyakarta
-Pameran Besar Seni Rupa Indonesia ‘Manifesto’ di Galeri Nasional Jakarta
-Pameran Bersama Finalis Kompetisi seni Lukis Bang Wetan di Balai Pemuda
Surabaya
-Pameran Bersama Finalis Indonesia Art Awards 2008 di Galeri Nasional Jakarta
-Pameran Bersama Finalis Kedaung Glassware Print Design Competition di Kedaung
Showroom Jakarta
– Pameran Besar Seni Rupa FSR ISI Yogyakarta ‘The Highlight’ di Jogja Museum
Yogyakarta

2007 : -Gelar Akbar Seni Rupa Jawa Timur ‘Seni Rupa Muatan Lokal’ 2007 di Taman Budaya
Surabaya
-Festival Seni Surabaya 2007: ‘Peradaban Baru’ di Emitan Gallery Surabaya
-Dumaguete Terracotta Biennial Art Festival & Competition. Mariyah Gallery, Dumaguete
City, Philippines
-Pameran Bersama Tanda Mata VI di Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
-Pameran Biennale Jawa Timur ‘Alienasi’ di Taman Budaya Jawa Timur, Surabaya
-Pameran Biennale Jogja IX ‘Neo Nation’ di Taman Budaya Yogyakarta.

2006 : -Pameran Biennale Jawa Timur ‘City Scape’ di Balai Pemuda Surabaya
-Pameran Home Dekor: ‘Beauty in Simplicity’ di House of Sampoerna Surabaya
-Pameran Bersama ‘Multi Faced’ di Sanggar Luhur (Sudjono Kerton) Bandung
-Pameran Bersama ‘Amal untuk Jogja’ di Museum Mpu Tantular Surabaya
-Pameran Bersama Kriya Kontemporer ‘Quali-Sign’ di Galeri Gracia Surabaya

2005 : -Pameran ‘Cangkir dan Gelas’ di Parkir Space Yogyakarta
-Pameran Keramik ‘My Passion’ di Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
-Pameran Bersama ‘Calibrating Kamar’ di Antena Project Kalasan Yogyakarta
-Pameran Bersama Ulang Tahun Bentara Budaya ‘Ayo Ngguyu’ di Bentara Budaya
Yogyakarta
-Pameran Bersama Pra Biennale Bali 2005 ‘discourse’ di Museum Affandi Yogyakarta
-Pameran Summit Event Bali Biennale 2005 ‘Space & Scape’ di Tonyraka Gallery,
Ubud Bali

2004 : -Pameran Tugas Akhir di Purna Budaya Yogyakarta
-Pameran Bersama Kriya Kontemporer ‘Object Hood’ di Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
-Pameran Seniman Keramik Muda Indonesia di Galeri Nasional Jakarta
-Pameran Bersama ‘Membaca Peta Seni Rupa Jawa Timur’ diTaman Budaya Surabaya

2003 :-Pameran Bersama ‘Dolanan, Boneka’ di Studio Tanah Liat Yogyakarta
-Pameran Dies Natalis ISI Yogyakarta XV di Galeri ISI Yogyakarta

2002 : -Pameran Bersama ‘Sepiring Indonesia’ di Galeri Gelaran Yogyakarta
Awards :

2007 : *Finalist The 2nd Dumaguete Open Biennial Terracotta Sculpture Exhibit and Competition
2007 in Dumaguete City, Philippines
* Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for invaluable contribution and special participation to
The 2nd Dumaguete OpenBiennial Terracotta Sculptire Exhibit and Competition 2007.

2008 : * Finalis Kompetisi Pelukis Muda Bang Wetan 2008
* Finalis Kompetisi Indonesia Art Awards 2008
* Finalis Kedaung Glassware Print Design Competition 2008
* Design terpilih untuk instalasi giant pitcher pada opening ceremony Kedaung Glassware
Print Design Competition 2008

Residensi :
Mei – Juli 2005 : Residensi di Antena Project, Kalasan Yogyakarta

Aktifitas lainnya :

Juni 2005 : Tutor workshop keramik dalam event Festival Seni Surabaya 2005
Juni 2007 : Tutor workshop keramik di acara Bintang, Yayasan Pandita Sabha Buddha Dharma
Indonesia
2003 – 2008 : Memproduksi handmade ceramic jewelry dan mengikuti beberapa pameran di Yogyakarta,
Jakarta, dan Surabaya.
2008-2009 : Mengajar di Sekolah Jepang Surabaya untuk pelajaran keramik Surabaya Time
2009 : Mengajar di Universitas Ciputra sebagai dosen luar biasa.