Cai Jun Lee (Singapore) Residence: December 2017
Cai Jun Lee received her Master of Art in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art (2012). She completed a Diploma with distinction from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a major in ceramic and minor study in sculpture in 2006, under the scholarship from Singapore National Arts Council. She is a multidisciplinary visual artist who works with sculpture, ceramic, installation, illustration and photography.
Cai Jun has received numerous grants to attend artist residencies in Tokoname, Fujioka and Hungary. Her works had been published in magazines and newspapers and has participated in various art events, exhibitions and activities in Singapore, Japan and Scotland.
Being drawn to the world of narratives and their anthropological influences, Cai Jun adapts the connecting element, symbolical imagery and motif, revised and creates narrative with modern day interpretations. Her works aim to blur the perceptual boundaries between object and space.
During the residency, she will like to know learn about the local culture, practice and mythology around Studio Kura. Utilizing the weather, locally found materials/ objects/ techniques that are of significant to the local culture and value to portray the connection between nature, mythology and cultural anthropology.