Sunday 2 February 2014

About me


Jay Eunji Lee is a children's book author and illustrator based in Korea. She graduated with an MA in Sequential Design/Illustration from the University of Brighton in 2014, where she achieved a Distinction. She studied Art Education and worked as an art teacher for several years in Korea. During that time, Jay realised that learning art can make children more motivated, confident and imaginative. She wanted children to have more access to art, and decided to create picture books with various activities that children could enjoy. During her MA course Jay started her first book, The Way To Outer Space, which is about a girl's journey to another planet created by her drawings and includes three different craft activities, which encourage children to use their imaginations. This book will be published by Oxford University Press UK in 2016. 

Jay is currently working on her second picture book and a wide range of illustrations. She also is showcasing her work at exhibitions and events in the UK and Korea. 

Jay is a member of the Fabula Collective, which is a group of international artists from her MA course in Brighton. Fabula organises exhibitions, events and workshops at galleries, libraries and art fairs in the UK and other countries.


2013-2014        MA University of Brighton, Sequential Design/Illustration, Brighton, UK
2009-2011        MA Kookmin University, Art Education, Seoul, Korea
2004-2009        BA Konkuk Univeristy, Contemporary art, Seoul, Korea


2009-2013        Art teacher, Incheon Art and Cultural educational centre,Incheon, Korea
2009-2011        Assistant of Information planning division, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea

Exhibition and Event

2015   7 Aug-9 Aug      Seoul Illustration Fair, Coex, Seoul, Korea
2015   2 May-31 May   Brighton & Hove Artists Open Houses, The Blue House,
                                     Brighton, UK
2015  10 Jan-18 Jan    'Fabula' Narrative Art Collective, Jubilee Library, UK    
2014   2 Dec                 HiFest, The Atrium, Station Plaza, Hastings, UK
2014   29 Nov-30 Nov  Art Junky, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK      
2014  12 Sep-19 Sep    MA Degree Show, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK
2011  11 May-29 May   Junk Art Project, Kaon Gallery, Korea

Rochelle Stevens & Co, London, UK

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