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Joyce Yu-Jean Lee

Assistant Professor of Art and Digital MediaPhoto of Professor Joyce Yu-Jean Lee

Office Location:
Phone: (845) 575-3000, ext. 2603
Email: joyce.lee@marist.edu

Degrees Held:

MFA, Maryland Institute of College Art
BA in Communication, University of Pennsylvania


Joyce Yu-Jean Lee is a visual artist working with video, digital photography and interactive installation. Her artwork examines how mass media and culture shapes notions of truth and understanding of the “other.” Her project about Internet censorship, FIREWALL, garnered backlash from Chinese state authorities in 2016 and was presented at Lincoln Center in NYC and the Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway.

Joyce's artwork has exhibited internationally and been written about in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic and ArtCritical. She is the recipient of grants from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Asian Women Giving Circle; Franklin Furnace Fund; Maryland State Arts Council; and The Walters Art Museum, fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation; the C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Studio at Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower; and Hamiltonian Artists, as well as artist residencies at Goldwell Open Air Museum and DNA Gallery.

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Marist College. She previously taught at Fashion Institute of Technology, Maryland Institute College of Art, Corcoran College of Art + Design, New Jersey City University and worked at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. See her work at www.joyceyujeanlee.com