Bovey Lee was born in Hong Kong and lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Lee is known for her intricate cut paper.
Lee earned her first MFA in painting from the University of California, Berkeley; a second MFA in computer graphics and interactive media from Pratt Institute, New York; and her BA in fine arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Selected awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Vira I. Heinz Endowment, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Artist Career Grants, the San Francisco Foundation, among others.
Recent exhibitions include Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA (2012); Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum, Japan (2011); Museum Rijswijk, The Netherlands (2010); Museum Bellerive, Switzerland (2009); the National Glass Centre, United Kingdom (2008); and others.
Lee’s work is in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford University, United Kingdom; Hong Kong Museum of Art; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Progressive Corporate Art Collection, USA; BNY Mellon Corporate Art Collection, USA; and Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, USA.
Grotto Fine Art in Hong Kong; Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco; and Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida represent her work.
Lee has lectured at Nevada Museum of Art; Carnegie Museum of Art; Hong Kong Museum of Art; The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing; California College of the Arts; University of California at Berkeley; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Asian American Arts Center, New York; and others.
Her cut paper is published in numerous books including Hong Kong Eye (Skira, Milan); Material World (Virgin Books, London); Paper Works (Sandu Cultural Media, Guangdong); Push Paper (Lark Books, New York); L’art de la découpe (Editions Alternatives, Paris); The New Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques (Quarto, London); and High Touch, Papercraft, Papercraft 2, and Illusive 3 (Gelstaten, Berlin).