Artist Talks

Meet Artist Kyujin Lee at Catalyst Projects

I Will fix You, Kyujin Lee, 2012  (photo courtesy of the artist).

I Will fix You, Kyujin Lee, 2012 (photo courtesy of the artist).

Event: Sunday, October 27 at 3:30pm


DC artist Kyujin Lee will be in the gallery to talk about her watercolors and present some of her work. Please join Catalyst Projects for an afternoon of discussion with the artist.

Artist Statement
In the spirit of Surrealist automatism, I begin by creating spontaneous marks on paper or canvas; I often just brush over, splatter, and/or spill water-based pigments on it. Deliberations follow such accidents as I wait to observe and refine images, with which I compose visual narratives. The stories that result are deeply personal, yet meant to be universally relatable. Replaying well-known characters from children’s stories such as Pinocchio and the Little Mermaid, especially those dreaming impossible dreams, my lines often dramatize the turbulences and complexities within emotional landscapes, that is, a world of hopes and despairs.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1972, Kyujin Lee received her MFA from the City College of the City University of New York in 1997 and her MA from the Teacher College, Columbia University in 2000. Since Fall 2001, she has been living, working, and teaching art in Washington, DC.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday – Saturday: noon to 7pm

Catalyst Projects is located at 716 Monroe Street NE. For more information contact or visit





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