Kwangho Lee

b. 1981

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1981; Lives and works in Seoul, South Korea

I’ve been experimenting: firing at different temperatures...I’ve been able to get different colors, details, and textures from these trials. That’s why I named [my series] after a river — there are so many different colors both inside and outside, reflected from nature and the sky. — Kwangho Lee

Work

Exhibitions

11.27.2020–01.03.2021
Group Show
Miami Tableaux

Miami Tableaux

03.03–04.15.2017
Group Show
Salon 94 Bowery

Ghost Dog

05.03–06.09.2017
Group Show
Lever House

MIDTOWN

Biography

Kwangho lee lives and works in Seoul, South Korea, having received his bachelor of arts in 2007 from Hongik University, majoring in Metal Art and Design.

Making things by hand was a great joy of his as a child, reminding him of his grandfather, a farmer himself, who constantly made daily household goods from natural materials found nearby. Lee appreciated the way he looked at everyday objects and thus began to approach things in similar ways; to give new meaning and function to the most ordinary.Today, as Lee continuously presents new series of works, he develops his practice by discovering moments of materials joining another.

CV

Press

11.05.2020
Max Lamb Creates Sculptural Furniture Pieces From 3D Tiles
Cajsa Carlson

Dezeen

01.20.2020
How the K-Wave Hit Seoul’s Design Scene
Hannah Martin

Architectural Digest

06.24.2018
Kwangho Lee uses ancient enamelling process for collection of furniture
Ali Morris

Dezeen

06.12.2018
Kwangho Lee On Using a 15th-Century Technique To Make Today’s Coolest Furniture
Laura May Todd

Sight Unseen

06.11.2018
We Have the Hots for This Enameled Copper Chair
Tiffany Jow

Surface Mag