Doah Lee

  • Assistant Professor of Art
  • Painting

  • Drawing

  • Printmaking

  • Sculpture

  • Installation Art

  • Mixed Media Art

  • Textile Art

309 Visual Art Building

Doah Lee


Doah is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in State College, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, she earned her BFA with a concentration in Painting and Printmaking from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. In her artwork, she utilizes symbolic imagery to explore conflicted cultural translation, immigration, otherness, and femininity, while simultaneously investigating issues of self-identification, including race, culture, and gender. She is also interested in how children develop their identities, specifically the competition between self-understanding versus cultural, social, and political pressures. Her artwork has been featured in exhibitions in Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Seoul. She has been a resident artist at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Vermont Studio Center and served as a curator and co-director of the nonprofit-artist-run exhibition space, FJORD gallery. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Penn State University and works as a visiting art critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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