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Lee Nayun
Curator and critic
A convergence of art and culture
Publisher and chief Editor on Seaweed journal
Publisher and Director, Quelpartpress
E-mail: seaweedjeju@gmail.com

Nayun holds BFA, Painting, College of Fine Arts,
Hongik Univ., Seoul, Korea, Art Therapy Education,
Hanyang Univ., Seoul, Korea and MFA, Art Criticism and Writing,
School of Visual Arts, New York, U.S.A.
She is the author of the books “Fresh Art New York” and “Refreshing Days New York”. Her books are “Fresh Art New York”, published in 2015, and “Refreshing Days New York” the following year. The former is a collection of her work as an art critic, and the latter contains her fashion essays.

And in May of 2017, she released the first issue of Seaweed (씨위드), her art and culture journal in the tradition of The Brooklyn Rail. Her most ambitious project to date, Nayun has drawn on all the connections she made at school to assemble a truly international team of contributors. Writers from New York, London, Chicago, Paris, and Seoul - as well as contributors from Germany and China - will all converge on this new forum. The goal is to establish an aesthetic dialogue with global scope. The print editions will contribute to an eventual compendium in book format. It’s an impressive venture that highlights Nayun’s devotion and zeal for that crossroads where culture and art intersect.

It’s why Nayun was tapped to be an independent councilor and curator for the World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Culture Summit. Jeju is hosting the UCLG’s second Culture Summit.

She has carried out her projects and art works; Assistant Curator, Arario Museum(Korea), New York Reporter, Public Art Magazine(Korea), Editor, Art Magazine ‘ARTRADE’, Art Magazine Art In Culture(Korea), Volunteer Artist, Banzai Elementary School(Laos), Volunteer Artist, Center for the Disabled(Korea), Part-Time Illustrator, Munhwa Broadcasting Center(Korea), Author on Refreshing Days New York, Fresh Art New York, Kings of Art Investment) etc.