Picture + Book Artist

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



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



"Ask Me" (written by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Suzy Lee), Houton Mifflin, U.S.A. 2014 (forthcoming)

“The Night of Rabbits (토끼들의 밤)”, Bear Book, Korea, 2013

"Love you, My Baby (사랑해 사랑해 우리 아가)", BIR, Korea, 2013

“Open This Little Book (written by Jesse Klausmierer, illustrated by Suzy Lee)”, Chronicle Books, U.S.A., 2013
                                   Foreign rights sold: Korean, Portuguese,Japanese, French, Taiwanes, and Italian


“The Border Trilogy” Available in 4 languages
                                   “이수지의 그림책 – 현실과 환상의 경계 그림책 삼부작”, BIR, Korea, 2011

   “A trilogia da mafgem – o livro-imagem segundo Suzy Lee”, Cosac Naify, Brazil, 2012

 “SUZY LEE – La Trilogia del Limite”. Edizioni Corraini, Italy, 2012

La Trilogia del Limite, Barbara Fiore Editora, Spain, 2014 (forthcoming)

“Shadow”, Chronicle Books, U.S.A. 2010
Translated in 8 languages:
“Schatten”,Baumhaus Verlag, Germany
“그림자 놀이”, BIR, Korea
“かげ”, Kodansha, Japan
“Ombra”, Corraini, Italy
“Ombres”, Editions Kaleidoscope, France
“Sombra”, Cosac Naify, Brazil
“Sombras”,Barbara Fiore Editora, Spain

"影子", King-in Culture, China


“Wave”, Chronicle Books, U.S.A., 2008
Translated in 10 languages:
“L’onda”, Corraini, Italy
“La Ola”, Barbara Fiore Editora, Spain
“Onda”, Cosac Naify, Brazil
“Onda” GATAfunho, Portugal
“La Vague” Editions Kaleidoscope, France
“Welle”, Baumhaus Verlag, Germany
“파도야 놀자”, BIR, Korea
“Fala”, Wydawnictwo "mam" s.c., Poland
“なみ”, Kodansha, Japan

“Val”, Mladinska knjiga, Slovenia, 2011
"海浪", King-in Culture, China


“My Bright Atelier”, BIR, Korea, 2008


“The Black Bird” Available in 4 languages:
“검은 새”, GilbutKid Korea 2006
“L’oiseau noir” Lirabelle, France, 2006
“Czarny ptak”, Wydawnictwo: Kwiaty Orientu Poland, 2010
“El pájaro negro” Barbara Fiore Editora, Spain 2010


“Action Korean Alphabet”, GilbutKid, Korea 2006


“The Naked Painters”, GilbutKid, Korea 2005
Translated in 4 languages
“Les petits peintres nus”, Éditions Sarbacane, France
“Pintores”, Librios del zorro rojo, Spain

“Kunterbunt von kopf bis fuß”, Gerstenberg Verlag, Germanay

Forthcoming, Taiwan Mac, Taiwan


“Zoo”, BIR, Korea, 2004
Translated in 4 languages:
“動物園”, ABULA Press, Taiwan
“Zoo sans animaux” Actes Sud Junior, France
“The Zoo”, Kane Miller, U.S.A.

 “Zoo”, Los cuatro azule, Spain


“Mirror”, Edizioni Corraini, Italy, 2003
Translated in 5 languages:
“Miroir”, Rouergue, France
“Mirror”, Seven Footer Kids, U.S.A.
“거울속으로”, BIR, Korea
“Espelho”, GATAfunho, Portugal
“Espejo”, Barbara Fiore Editora, Spain
“Espelho”, Cosac Naify, Brazi


“Alice in Wonderland”, Edizioni Corraini, Italy, 2002



2014 Best Books of the Year for Children and YA., Bank Street College of Education Book Committee, U.S.A., 2014 ("Open This Little Book")

Philadelphia Please Touch Museum Annual Book Award, U.S.A., 2013 ("Open This Little Book")

2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature (Picture Book Honor Winner), U.S.A., 2013 ("Open This Little Book"

Selected for 'Best Illustrated Children's Books 2010' by The New York Times, U.S.A. 2010 (“Shadow”)
Awarded for Prêmio FNLIJ Luis Jardim- O Melhor Livro de Imagem by FNLIJ (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil), Rio de Janeiro, 2010 (“Sombra”)
Awarded for "Premio Albumilustrado" by Gremio de Libros de Madird, Spain (“La Ola”)
Selected for 'Best Illustrated Children's Books 2008' by The New York Times, U.S.A. 2008 (“Wave”)
Selected for The Best Children’s Books 2008 by Kirkus Review, U.S.A. 2008 ("Wave")
Selected for The Best Children’s Books 2008 by School Library Journal, U.S.A. 2008 ("Wave")
Selected for The Best Children’s Books 2008 by Publishers Weekly, U.S.A. 2008 ("Wave")
Awarded a Gold Medal for Original Art 2008 by The Society of Illustrators, U.S.A. 2008 (“Wave”)
Awarded for 2008 Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts by NCTE
(National Council of Teachers of English), U.S.A. (“The Zoo”)
Selected for the “Illustrators Exhibition (Fiction)” in Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy, 2005
(“The Black Bird”)
Awarded for “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2003” by Swiss Federal Office of Culture,
Switzerland, 2003 (“La Revanche des Lapins”)
Selected for the “Illustrators Exhibition (Fiction)” in Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy, 2002
(“La Revanche des Lapins”)


Invited Lectures/ Seminars/ Workshops


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), Shangahi,China, 2013

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

Invited Speaker at 2013 The National Book Festrival, Washington D.C, U.S.A., 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)
Invited lecture at “The Border Trilogy Conference” at Mambo (Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna)
Invited talk at “Author’s Café”, Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2012, Bologna, Italy
Invited lecture at International Seminar & Exhibition: Creating Content(ment) for Children at IDC, IIT Mumbai, India.

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



“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
“The Border Trilogy”, MAMBO (Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna), 2012
“Eye Pumping: Re-examination of Perspectives”. Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore, 2011
“Special Exhibition on Korean Picture Book”, CJ Picture Book Festival, 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, Korea, 2009
”Seoul International Book Arts Fair”, (Invited Artist), COEX, Seoul, Korea, 2007
“Picture/Book/Design”, Zeroone Design Center, Seoul, Korea, 2007
“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
“Artistbookseoul”, Frankfurt International Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany, 2005
“The Black Bird”, Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 2005
“Ivre d'Images-La Creation Contemporaine du Livre pour la Jeunesse”, Marche Foire de l'Odeon,
Paris, France, 2002
“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)
“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