As a Korean-born New York based jewelry artist, and the daughter of an architect, Jee Hye’s work has always been rooted in the introspection of nature juxtaposed against human architecture, especially buildings that are still under construction.
Her work is experimental, organic and hand-crafted. Using classic goldsmith techniques paired with contemporary designs, each work is laboriously fabricated. In her latest series, her process and designs have also been influenced by the current political, economic, and global climate which all weigh heavily on the state of balance between mother nature and our human constructs.
Jee Hye’s work has been exhibited at the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the CC Gallery in New Taipai City, Taiwan, The Museum of Human Evolution, Burgos, Spain, (AV17) gallery, Vilnius Lithuania, Sieraad Jewelry Fair, Amsterdam, Netherland, JOYA-Barcelona Contemporary Jewelry, Barcelona, Spain, LOOT 2013: MAD about jewelry, Museum of Art and Design, New York City, International Handwerksmesse Fair, Handwerk & Design, Munich, Germany and Galerie Soufflot, Sorbonne University, Paris, France. Her designs are included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: LACMA, Los Angeles, Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, and the Kamm Teapot Foundation, North Carolina. Awards for her work include the 2015 Winner of ‘The After Joya Effect II’ Athens, Greece, 2010 BKV Prize Finalist- Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe – Verein, Munich, Germany, 2009 NICHE Awards finalist, Philadelphia, 2007 NICHE Awards finalist, Philadelphia, 2006 "Award of Honor", FIT, State University of New York, Commencement, New York. Jee Hye’s works are currently posted on Artsy.com.