Join us for a talk by artist Bovey Lee on Thursday May 2 at 11:00am. This is a free event that will take place at the Center for American War Letters Archives in the lower level of Leatherby Libraries. The talk is open to the public and will be followed by lunch.

This talk will mark the opening of the exhibit The Border: Selections from the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, which in turn is part of a year-long series on The Border: An Interdisciplinary Examination, which will culminate with a conference in November.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chapman University Art Collections, the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Peace Studies, and the Delp Wilkinson Peace Lecture Series.

Hand cutting century-old paper, Bovey Lee creates contemporary narratives in her latest work that explores issues of migration, lineage, and belonging as US immigration policies shifted and tensions at the border escalated. In this talk, she speaks about how concepts, materials, and her unique creative process unite to make socio-political commentaries.

Her piece, We Are All Mountaineers, will be featured in the Escalette Collection’s exhibition, “The Border: An Interdisciplinary Examination”

Bovey Lee was born in Hong Kong and came to the US in 1993 to study art. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an MFA in painting from UC Berkeley, and an MFA in Digital Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. National and international exhibitions include Fuller Craft Museum, MA; Nevada Museum of Art; Museum of Craft & Design, CA; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan; and Hong Kong Museum of Art. Her work is in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford University, UK; Hong Kong Museum of Art; USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena; Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Stanford Health Care, CA. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

We Are All Mountaineers
Chinese Xuan Paper on Silk
The Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art
Purchased with Acquisition Funds