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It is always changing.
It has order.
It doesn't have a specific place.
Its boundaries are not fixed.
It affects other things.
It is affected by other things.
It may be accessible but go unnoticed.
Part of it may also be part of something else.
Some of it is familiar.
Some of it is strange.
Knowing of it changes it.

- Robert Barry, 1970 -

About the Artist:

Jung Hee Lee-Marles was born in Seoul, South Korea. She completed undergraduate and graduate studies in Fine Art Education, and worked as an art teacher in Korea for two years. In 1983 she moved to Chicago where she obtained a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. In 1988 she moved to Canada, first to Quebec for four years and then to Manitoba where she worked as an Art Instructor and Gallery Assistant at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, and as an Art Grant Juror. She served as an "Artist in School" at a number of Manitoba schools, where she helped young people to learn about art. She also had a private studio where she prepared works of art for exhibitions funded by four grants from the Manitoba Arts Council. Examples of her works are now held in the Government of Manitoba Art Collection and many private collections. She has also donated many of her works of art to help art organizations and galleries with their fundraising events. For her own professional development, Jung Hee has participated in a variety of art workshops, lecture series, certificate programs and art advisory programs in Ottawa; London, England (Royal Academy of Arts, Tate Gallery, National Portrait Gallery); and Winnipeg. After 12 years of developing her artistic career in the Prairies, in 2003 she settled down in Ottawa with her husband, two children, and dog. She continues to enjoy painting, drawing, exhibiting her works and meeting people through her art.





1997: Mentee, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art Advisory Program, Wanda Koop -- Mentor, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1987: M.A. (Early Childhood Education), Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois

1982: Graduate studies in Fine Art Education, Ee-Hwa Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

1982: B.A. (Fine Art Education), Kang-Won University, Chun-Chen, South Korea



Selected Exhibitions:


2008: "Between," Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Ottawa (solo exhibition)
2005: "2005 Mayor’s Art Festival," Ottawa
2004: "Instructor’s Art Exhibition," Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM), Brandon
2001: "Urban Site," AGSM (solo exhibition)
2000: "Magic," Border Crossings, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg
1998: "Essence of the Moment," Birches Gallery, Brandon, MB (solo exhibition)
1998: "Memoir - The Spirit of Rocks," Tiger Hills Gallery, Holland, MB (solo exhibition)
1998: "The Renegade Library," AGSM
1997: "Positive & Negative," Main/Access Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (solo exhibition)
1997: "The Spirit of Rocks," Portage & District Arts Council, Portage la Prairie, MB (solo exhibition)
1995: "Rocks and Water," AGSM (Duo Exhibition)
1994: "Results...," AGSM
1994: "Art Rental Programme," AGSM
1981: "Kang-Won University Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition," South Korea
1981: "Preparatory Exhibition," Chun-Chen City, Kang-Won Province, South Korea


Awards and Grants:


2001: Manitoba Arts Council, Short Term Project Grant
2000: Manitoba Arts Council, Visual Arts “B” Grant
1997: Manitoba Arts Council, Visual Arts “B” Grant
1995: Manitoba Arts Council, Visual Arts “C” Grant
1993: Manitoba Provincial Exhibition Jurors’ Choice Award
1993: Arts West Traveling Gallery Exhibition Jurors’ Choice Award
1983: Teacher of the Year, Superintendent of Schools, Ui-Chung-Bu, South Korea
1981: Provincial Recommended Artist Award, Kang-Won Province, South Korea
1981: Kang-Won 9th Provincial Fine Arts Exhibition, South Korea, Jurors’ Choice Award
1981: Kang-Won 9th Provincial Fine Arts Exhibition, South Korea, Special Prize in Western Painting
1980: Kang-Won 8th Provincial Fine Arts Exhibition, South Korea, Special Prize in Western Painting
1979: Kang-Won 7th Provincial Fine Arts Exhibition, South Korea, Special Prize in Western Painting


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