CSL Artist Maker in Residence report: SUN JU LEE


At CSL Artist Maker in Residence we offered a residency that featured a learning programme with a workshop an exhibition by  Sun Yu Lee the selected artist for the edition (July – December 2016).

During the six months residency she created new works and offered a number of workshops.
Art Workshops at:

Newman Catholic College with 11 students of GCSE Year 11
Artist book workshop: Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, Willesden, London NW10 3RN Wednesday 14 September, 9 -11 am

Gallery Visit: Willesden Green Library Gallery, 95 High Rd, London NW10 2SF, Wednesday, 2 Nov, 9.30 – 10:30 am
At Village School, 8 students -Workshop
At Willesden Green Library Reading Room, 95 High Rd, London NW10 2SF, Friday 25 November, 10 am – 11.30 am
At  Village School, Grove Park, Kingsbury, London NW9 0JY, Monday 12 December.

-Mr. Dubison, Tuesday 16 August 2016.
-Siggy, Tuesday 30 August 2016.
-Robert Johnson, Tuesday 6 Sep 2016.

Text with photos
-Joyce Johnson, Tuesday 16 August 2016.
-Jackie, Tuesday 1 November 2016.

She created and an artist book with at Create Space London  with Małgorzata Łapsa-Malawska, Tuesday 25 October 2016 Check in this Link

Sun Ju Lee:  Assembly passage
Private View 20 October 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition 14 October –30 November 2016
The Gallery at The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF
Monday to Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm

Drawing on interpretations of the spaces in which we live, Sun Ju Lee’s work explores how
people and space interact to create a place, thereby demonstrating how places reflect a
variety of occurrences. By altering the experience of environment and the visual evidence of
time into a form of image that speculates on the situations depicted, her work generates a
sense of spatial fluidity of a place.
In the exhibition assembly passage, Lee develops her ongoing research a practiced place,
which examines the way we recognise the significance of place, in response to Brent where
she has participated in the Artist–Maker Residency of Create Space London. In documenting
her journeys around Brent, she has collated an extensive archive of images of the urban
terrain. Paying attention to the changes that accumulate through the regeneration of the city,
the works produced for this exhibition examine the layers of structure and surface, proposing
a new visual vocabulary to assemble a speculative narrative of Brent. Using an approach of
accumulation and flattening, she employed reiterative descriptions of people, objects,
architecture and natural surroundings taken from an observed place within a certain period
of time. These descriptions convey all the happenings of the place, and eventually create a
scene. A new series of interrelated drawings and prints serves as a frame that materialises
the collected information through arranging, overlapping or dismantling, while being
described as ‘a theoretical object’ for the exhibition. Lee expands the printing methods
incorporated into the multi-layered surface using wire or draw lines that rebuild the selected
scene. The overlapping surfaces and lines of the two-dimensional drawings and prints offer
a sense of depth, perspective and temporal action, allowing the viewer to develop
interpretations from their individual perspectives.
As well as examining sites of Brent within a visual context, Lee also investigates the
interaction between the changes and residents of Brent. A publication, Brent, features the
interviews and artworks of people who have experienced the recent transitions of their
immediate vicinity. The book will be released in December 2016.
This exhibition is part of Create Space London’s Artist–Maker Residency in partnership with
Brent Council’s Culture Service. It is part funded by Arts Council England.
Sun Ju Lee is an artist based in London. She completed an MA in Fine Art at the Royal
College of Art, London, in 2010. Her works have been shown in a number of exhibitions
including: International Print Biennale, Gallery North, Newcastle (2016); Mindful Mindness,
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); Floating Platform, Cork Printmakers, Cork
(2015, solo project); The Imaginary Museum, Leeds City Museum, Leeds (2015); a Practiced
Place, Shipton Street Gallery, London (2014, solo project); New British, Lloyds Club, London
(2013); 실천된 장소_a Practiced Place, Gallery DOS, Seoul (2012, solo) and Lightbox Gallery,
Canary Wharf, London (2011, solo project); and Photography’s New “IT” Girls, Blackall
Studios, London (2011). Selected Residencies and Prizes include: National Glass Centre
Residency Award, International Print Biennale, Newcastle (2016); Create Space London
Residency, London (2016); Sirius Arts Centre residency, Cobh (2015); University of
Bedfordshire residency, London (2014-2015); Tim and Belinda Mara Trust Award, UK

CSL Artist Maker in Residence is a programme supported by Arts Council England.