At her most recent exhibition at Salt Lake City’s Phillips Gallery, Korean-born artist Hyunmee Lee unveiled a new body of work: paintings marked by large floating objects in bright colors, and ceramics and works on paper distinguished by her use of gestural black strokes. The paintings are now on exhibit at the Weber County Library’s grand opening of their new branch in Roy (2039 W. 4000), and in this video profile the Utah Division of Arts and Museum fellowship award-winner (2015) discusses the emotional and philosophical underpinnings of her work, its reliance on the relationship between gesture and meditation, and the new use of color and form.

Shawn Rossiter

The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.