Jung-Sil Lee, Ph. D
Jung-Sil Lee. Ph. D
Jung-Sil Lee, prior to founding ArTrio in 2011, had established herself as a historian of modern and contemporary art from a global perspective and an independent curator. Her research encompasses a wide range of interests, including public memorials, ritual theory, feminism, diaspora, and grassroots activism through art. Over the years, her research interests have expanded to include the intersection of public sculpture and feminism, exploring narratives that intertwine intersectional feminism and decolonization. This exploration has led her to focus on modern and contemporary minority artists who challenge traditional artistic norms by incorporating traumatic histories into their work. Jung-Sil Lee's dedication to education has driven her to create courses such as Modern and Contemporary Asian Art and Modern and Contemporary Korean Art and Culture. These courses have been successfully piloted at esteemed institutions such as George Washington University, Georgetown University, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Beyond academia, Jung-Sil Lee has played a pivotal role in the construction of two memorials in Virginia dedicated to the victims of human trafficking and wartime sex slaves. Her curatorial expertise extends to diverse art exhibitions, including notable showcases like "Collateral Damage," "Truth: Promise for Peace," "Beyond Boundaries," and "Bio Art."