Aimee Lee

woman in red apron beating paper with wooden sticks


Aimee Lee 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. She teaches, lectures, exhibits, and is collected internationally.

Aimee has taught and lectured at the Center for Book Arts, American Museum of Natural History, Asian Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Oberlin College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mills College, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Penland School of Crafts. Funders include the US Fulbright Program, Korea Fulbright Foundation, John Anson Kittredge Fund, American Folklore Society, and the Center for Craft. She creates and expands studios to accommodate Korean and East Asian papermaking, travels the world to share her artwork and expertise, and serves her region as an Ohio Arts Council Heritage Fellow.

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