Mixed Media Drawing of Bamboo
by Artist Seung Lee

Seung Lee is a Korean-American contemporary artist. He is currently Director of Fine Arts and Graduate Studies as well as Professor at Long Island University, Post Campus. He received a BFA in Drawing from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Seung Lee’s paintings, drawings, and large-scale installations have been exhibited extensively in the US as well as internationally: Italy, France, Germany, Japan, China, and Korea. He has received numerous reviews in the New York Times, Newsday, Radio Interview with RTHK (HONG KONG), WLIW-FM, Kyoto Times, Korea Daily News, Busan Daily, Art Word magazine, Art Price magazine, Art in Culture magazine, Art Price magazine, Art and People magazine, and selected for Woori Bank of Korea’s 2018 VIP Calendar.

Seung Lee received many awards; New York State Governor, Nassau County Supervisor, Suffolk county Supervisor, New Jersey City Mayor, and in 2011, Seung was awarded as “Best International Korean Artist” from Korean Art Association.

Seung has been an invited panelist in National Endowment for the Arts, Maine Fellowship, Decentralization Grants for New York Artists, International Documentary Film Festival, Berkshire Museum, Long Island Museum, Heckscher Art Museum, Islip Art Museum, International Nature Art Biennial, etc.

The workshop, Mixed Media Drawing of Bamboo, is a therapeutic drawing session on using bamboo as a subject matter to explore oneself. This drawing workshop is not a traditional ink drawing or painting of bamboo.

During 90 minutes of the hands-on workshop, artist and art professor Seung Lee demonstrated how to draw bamboo using different mediums such as charcoal, pastel, and Conte. In addition, participants were provided with a bamboo image stenciled paper to create their own version of Bamboo forests on colored abstract bamboo leaf patterned paper Seung Lee provided. At the end of the session, participants shared finished drawing for comments and discussion.

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