Picture + Book Artist

Born in Seoul, Korea. Currently living and working in Seoul, Korea.

 

Education

MA in Book Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, London, United Kingdom, 2000-01
BFA in Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1992-96

Publication

As an author- illustrator

Hills over Hills (Vacance Project), 2020, Seoul, Korea, Hintoki Press

Fart Match (Vacance Project), 2020, Seoul, Korea, Hintoki Press

The Boy who Bought the Tree Shade (Vacance Project), 2019, Seoul, Korea, Hintoki Press

The Magic Pot (Vacance Project), 2019, Seoul, Korea, Hintoki Press

Shim Chung (Vacance Project), 2019, Seoul, Korea, Hintoki Press

River, the Black Dog, 2018, Seoul, Korea, BIR

Lines, 2017, San Francisco, U.S.A., Chronicle Books

The Night of Rabbits, 2013, Seoul, Korea, Bear Books 

Suzy Lee’s Picture Books; The Border Trilogy, 2012, São Paulo, Brazil, Cosac Naify
Shadow, 2010, San Francisco, U.S.A., Chronicle Books

Wave, 2008, San Francisco, U.S.A., Chronicle Books

My Bright Atelier, 2008, Seoul, Korea, BIR

The Black Bird, 2006, Korea, Paju, Gilbut Children Publishing

Action Korean Alphabet, 2006, Korea, Paju, Gilbut Children Publishing

The Zoo, 2004, Seoul, Korea, BIR

Mirror, 2003, Mantova, Italy, Edizioni Corraini

Alice in Wonderland, 2002, Mantova, Italy, Edizioni Corraini


As an illustrator

Wooroma (written by Cao Wenxuan)2019, Korea, Bear Books

Dream of Becoming Water,  (Sung by Lucid Fall), 2019, Seoul, Korea, Chung A Ram i

This Beautiful Day (written by Richard Jackson), 2017, New York, U.S.A., Simon & Shuster

Ask Me (written by Bernard Waber), 2015, Boston, U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

My Baby My Love (written by Hei-jin Moon), 2013, Seoul, Korea, BIR

Open This Little Book (written by written by Jesse Klausmeier), 2013, San Francisco, U.S.A., Chronicle Books

Open the Door! (written by Jeongsun Park), 2008, Seoul, Korea, BIR

Shadow is my Friend (written by Jeong-Seon Park), 2008, Paju, Korea, Gilbut Children Publishing

The Naked Painters (written by Seung-Yeon Moon), 2005, Paju, Korea, Gilbut Children Publishing

Little Red Riding Hood (written by Brothers Grimm, translated by Ho-Sang Jo), 2004, Seoul, Korea, Woongjin Junior

Deaf Raccoon in Korean Modern Author Series (poems by Seok Baek), 1999, Seoul, Korea, Woongjin Junior

Run Rudi!  (written by Uwe Timm), 1999, Seoul, Korea, Changbi

Tree, Tree, Winter Tree (written by Won-Soo Lee), 1998, Seoul, Korea, Woongjin Junior


Illustration/ Design

Poster design for National Book Festival by Library of Congress, U.S.A., 2013


Awards

2019

Korean Publishing Culture Awards (River)


2016

Nominated as a finalist for 2016 HCAA (The Hans Christian Andersen Award) 


2014

CLEL Bell Picture Book Award for Early Literacy, Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, U.S.A., Open This Little Book 

Best Books of the Year for Children and YA, Bank Street College of Education Book Committee, U.S.A., Open This Little Book 

Os 30 melhores livros infantis de Crescer 2014, Brazil Open This Little Book


2013

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature (Picture Book Honour Winner), U.S.A., Open This Little Book

IBBY Silent books/Lampedusa Project (Honour List) Wave

Philadelphia Please Touch Museum Annual Book Award, U.S.A. Open This Little Book


2010

The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books 2010, U.S.A. Shadow

Prêmio FNLIJ Luis Jardim- O Melhor Livro de Imagem, FNLIJ (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil), Brazil Shadow

Premio Albumilustrado, Gremio de Libros de Madird, Spain Shadow


2008

The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books 2008, U.S.A. Wave

The Best Children’s Books 2008, Kirkus Review, U.S.A. Wave

The Best Children’s Books 2008, School Library Journal, U.S.A. Wave

The Best Children’s Books 2008, Publishers Weekly, U.S.A. Wave

Gold Medal for Original Art 2008, The Society of Illustrators, U.S.A. Wave

Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), U.S.A. The Zoo


2005

Illustrators Exhibition (Fiction), Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy The Black Bird


2003

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2003, Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Switzerland, 2003 La Revanche des Lapins


2002

Illustrators Exhibition (Fiction), Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy La Revanche des Lapins


Invited Lectures/ Seminars/ Workshops

2019 SIBF (Seoul International Book Fair), Seoul, Korea

2019 Tokyo Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan

2019 FLIC festival, Barcellona, Spain

2018 CCBF (China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair), China

2018 BCBF (Bologna Children’s Book Fair), Italy

2017 Turin International Book Fair, Turin, Italy

2016  Livre Paris, Paris, France

Invited Speaker at FIL (Feria Internacional del Libros de Guadalajara), FILUSTRA, and workshop at FIL Niños, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2013

Invited Speaker at CCBF (China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair), Shanghai,China, 2013

Invited lecture and workshop at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 2013

Invited presentation at “National Book Festival” by Library of Congress, Washington D.C., U.S.A. 2013

Invited lecture at “Culture Talk”, World Culture Open Seoul, Korea, 2013

Workshop at AFCC (Asian Festival of Children’s Content) with Marjorie van Heerdan, Singapore, 2012

Invited lecture as a keynote speaker at AFCC (Asian Festival of Children’s Content), Singapore, 2012

Workshop with children at Mambo (Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna), 2012

Invited lecture at “The Border Trilogy Conference” at Mambo (Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna), 2012

Invited talk at “Author’s Café”, Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2012, Bologna, Italy, 2012

Invited lecture at International Seminar & Exhibition: Creating Content(ment) for Children at IDC, IIT Mumbai, India, 2011.

Invited lecture/ workshop at Japan Women's University, Japan, 2011

Invited guest at FNLIJ, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

Invited author at International Literature Festival Berlin, Germany, 2009

Invited author at Festivaletteratura, Mantova, Italy, 2009

Invited lecture at “Picture+Book+Concept” Seminar, SI Picture Book School, Seoul, Korea, 2009

Invited lecture at “Artists’ Books and Picture Books”, HILLS, Seoul, Korea, 2009

Invited lecture at “WAVE: About Wordless Books”, Design Jungle/ BIR, Seoul, Korea, 2009



Book Arts/ Picture Book Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

“Suzy Lee’s Picture Books –Play, Play and Play Again”, Lotte Gallery Jamsil, Seoul, Korea, 2015

 “Suzy Lee’s Pictures-Busan Children’s Book Fair”, Busan Democracy Park, Busan, Korea, 2014

“The Border Trilogy”, MAMBO (Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna), Bologna, Italy, 2012

“Alice in Wonderland”, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A., 2006
“Alice in Wonderland”, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 2005

“The Black Bird”, Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 2005


Group Exhibitions

Vacance Project exhibition, part of “Play Everyday”, Moon-A-ri, Wonju, Korea.

“Picture Book- Play, Read, Share”, Chiak Arts Center, Wonju, Korea, 2016

“Bologna Illustration 50th Anniversary  exhibition”

 “Knock, Knock! Hello?”, Lotte Gallery Cheongnyangni, Seoul, Korea, 2015

“Dibujando el mundo”, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico, 2014

“Picture Books- Colorful Playgrounds”, Gwangju Museum of Art, Children’s Gallery, Gwangju, Korea, 2014

“Um chá para Alice”, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal, 2012

“Tea with Alice - a world of wonderland illustration”, Story Museum, Oxford, U.K., 2012

“Eyes wide open-Reading Picture Book” Biblioteca Sala Borsa, Bologna, Italy, 2012

“Eye Pumping: Re-examination of Perspectives”. Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore, 2011

“Special Exhibition on Korean Picture Book”, CJ Picture Book Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2010

“Hidden Between the Covers: Artists’ Book Exhibition”, The Arts Gallery, Collin College, Texas, U.S.A., 2009

“Voyage to the World of Illustration”, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea, 2009

”Seoul International Book Arts Fair” (Invited Artist), COEX, Seoul, Korea, 2007
“Picture/Book/Design”, Zeroone Design Center, Seoul, Korea, 2007
“Artistbookseoul”, Frankfurt International Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany, 2005
“The Day of the Unread”, Waterstone's Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, 2002
“Flash sur les Livres de Photographies pour enfants”, Bibliotheque de la Joie par les Livres,
Clamart, France, 2001


Painting Exhibitions (Group Exhibitions)

“On Show’, Gallery Boda, Seoul, Korea, 1997
“Gallery & Studio”, Seonam Art Center, Seoul, Korea, 1997
“Rope/ String/ Line’, Gallery Icon, Seoul, Korea, 1997
“Alternative Drawings”, Gallery Boda, Seoul, Korea, 1997
‘Sandwich”, Gallery Boda, Seoul, Korea, 1997
“Two Rabbits”, Gallery Na, Seoul, Korea, 1996
‘New Form 96”, Gallery Youn, Seoul, Korea, 1996