Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions, Residencies, Teaching and Awards

Curriculum Vitae

Born Northern Ireland (UK)
Lives and works in Hawaii (USA)


2000 MFA University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu HI
1999 Fiber and Material Studies (Summer Session). School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1997 BFA in Ceramics with Distinction, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI


2018 Scholarship Recipient. John C. Campbell Folk Crafts School, NC
2017 Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences Residency Fellow, GA (Feb/Mar)
2017 Penland School of Crafts Winter Resident, Penland NC (January)
2016 Artist-in-Residence. University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Art, Fall Semester
2012 Invited Artist. 8th Simposio Internacional Del Posgrado En Artesy Diseno: Libro Escritura y Tipografia, DF MEX
2008 Recognition and Purchase Award. Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
2008 Honorable Mention. Japanese Chamber of Commerce Commitment to Excellence
2005 Biennial of Hawaii Artists. Honolulu Museum of Art stipend as one of 7 artists invited state-wide to exhibit a body of work. The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
2002 Award of Excellence. Hawaii Craftsmen 34th State-Wide Exhibition HI
1999 John H. Heide Graduate Fellowship in Art
1998 Harue McVay Scholarship in Ceramics 1995 & 1997
1997 Richard and Mildred Kosaki Assistance Fund Award
1997 Heide Student Assistance Undergraduate Award
1997 Merit Award in Sculpture. Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts 16th Annual National Art Exhibition, PA


2016-2018 Whorl. Site-specific Installations. University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI, NC, GA
2016 Everything Zen Booth. Nano Gallery Installation. Linekona Art Center, Honolulu, HI
2010 New Works by Jacqueline Rush Lee. Three Person Exhibition. First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI (Catalogue)
2009 Introspective. Featured Artist Project. Center for Book Arts New York, NY
2005 Epic: VII Biennial of Hawaii Artists. Schaeffer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, HI
2005 Epic: VII Biennial of Hawaii Artists. Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI (Catalogue)
2003 Volumes. Studio One Gallery, Honolulu HI
2002 Volumes. Hui No’ Eau Visual Arts Center, HI
2000 Ex Libris. Commons Gallery. University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI



Sign of the Times: A Show of Work by Hambidge Fellows. Hambidge Center, GA


Building Books. Curator Virginia Fabbri Butera. Therese Maloney Art Gallery, NJ
Material Matters. Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA (Catalogue)


Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books. (Five Person Exhibit). Curator Beth McLaughlin. Fuller Craft Museum, MA (Catalogue)
Next New Paper. Curator Cathy Kimball. San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA
This is not a Book (Chapter 2). San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA (Catalogue)
The Art of the Book. SeagerGray Gallery. May 2 – June 5, CA (Catalogue)
Art Market Contemporary and Modern Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
Upcyle.16. Guest Artist. Curator Ifeoma Anyaeji. East Hawaii Cultural Center, HI
Hunt & Gather. Curator Gaye Chan. University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI


Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge. Curator Barbara Matilsky. Whatcom Museum, WA (Catalogue)
Ten Years of Artists’ Books. Brooklyn Library, NY (Catalogue)
Hawaii: Change and Continuity. Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts 50th Anniversary. Hawaii State Art Museum
A Book as a Work of Art for All. Curators Chelle Barbour & Vincent Johnson. Autonomie Projects, LA
Redux: Selected Featured Artist Projects Renewed. Curator Maddy Rosenberg. The Center for Book Arts, NY (Catalogue)
Adaptation: Turning Books Into Art. Curator Karla Niehus. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI
Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection. Continued. Yale Art Gallery, CT (Book Catalogue)


Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection. Curator Jock Reynolds. Yale Art Gallery, CT (Book Catalogue)
Transformed: The Sculpture of Books. Curator Lynnette Hyde Mautner. Graficas Gallery, Nantucket MA
Boundless: The Book Transformed in Contemporary Art. Curator Tiffany Fairall. Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, AZ
Adaptation: Turning Books into Art. Curator Linda Ross. Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, MI


Summer Reading. Curator Kathy Grayson. The Hole, New York, NY
Popierukas 2013. 4th International Paperwork Exhibition. Curator Roberta Mizgeraite, Kaunas, Lithuania EU (Catalogue)
Paperworks. Curator Christina Hasenberg, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
Material Matters. Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA (Catalogue)
Transformed Volumes: An Exhibition of Artist’s Book Works. Curator Paul Forte. Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Art of The Book. Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA  (Catalogue)
Art Market Contemporary and Modern Art Fair San Francisco, CA
The Art of The Book. Curator Ann Timpano, Ridderhoff Gallery, University of Mary Washington, VA  (Catalogue)
Codex International Book Fair Richmond, CA


Out of Print: Altering Books. Curator Vikki Cruz, Bakersfield Museum of Art, CA
8th International Fiber Biennial. Curator Rick Snyderman, Snyderman-Works Galleries, PA
Hawaii Art Now. Curators Jay Jensen and Inger Tully, Honolulu Museum of Art HI


Home on La Grange. Curator Kio Griffiths, Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
PaperWork in 3D. Curators Kory Rogers & Karen Petersen, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
One of a Kind. Curator Heide Hatry, Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA


New Works by Jacqueline Rush Lee, Casey Neumann and Madeline Soder. First Hawaiian Center HI (Catalogue)
Altered Books. Curator Elizabeth Brown, Untitled [ArtSpace], OK
7th International Fiber Biennial. Curator Bruce Hoffman, Snyderman-Works Galleries PA
Crossing Boundaries: Fiber Hawaii 2010. Juror Carol Beadle, Arts at Mark’s Garage Honolulu HI
Beyond Text and Image:The Book as Art. Curator Yolanda Merrill, Washington and Lee University VA (Catalogue)
Open Book: An International Survey of Experimental Books. Curators L. Atzmon & R. Malloy, E. Michigan University, MI (Book Catalogue)
Contempo: Unconventional Views. The Hawaii Convention Center. HI


The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book. Curator Nora Atkinson, Bellevue Arts Museum WA (Catalogue)
Art in Small Packages: Miniature Artist Books from America, 4th International Biennial, Baku. Hosted by U.S. Embassy, Azerbaijan.
Curators Robert Roesch & Suzanne-Reese Horvitz, Azerbaijan, Baku (Catalogue)
Gallery I|M|A Annual Group Exhibition. Curator Young Chang, Seattle WA
10th International Shoebox Sculpture Triennial, Traveling Exhibition, U.S.A. & Asia (Catalogue)


Hawaii Craftsmen 40th Annual State-Wide Exhibition. Juror, John Natsoulas, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Contempo. Neiman Marcus, Honolulu HI


VII Biennial of Hawaii Artists. Curator Allison Wong, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu & Maui Arts & Cultural Center HI


Selected Works from Volumes. James Graham & Sons New York NY
Recent Acquisitions of Works by Hawaii Artists. The Contemporary Museum HI


8th International Shoebox Sculpture Triennial, Traveling Exhibition, U.S.A. & Asia (Catalogue/Poster)
Art in Motion. Curator Aldo Castillo, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago IL
Vessel. Curator Inger Tully, Hui No’ Eau Visual Arts Center HI


Artists of Hawaii. Juror Ned Rifkin, Honolulu Academy of Arts HI
Reactions International Project. Exit Art Gallery NY


Artists of Hawaii. Juror Arnold Lehman, Honolulu Academy of Arts HI
Hawaii Craftsmen 34th Annual State-Wide Exhibition. Juror Jay Coogan, RISD,  Honolulu Academy of Arts
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition. University of Hawaii at Manoa HI
Parts. Curator Inger Tully, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center HI


Site Specific Installation. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago & Champlain Buildings 9th & 15th Floor IL
Painted/Read Salon. Sisu Gallery HI


16th Annual Hoyt National Art Exhibition. (Juried) The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts PA


Rogers, James. “Jacqueline Rush Lee” interview in Expose Art Magazine with my artwork “Whorl” featured on cover, Aug 2016 edition
Myrow, Rachael. You Think you Know Paper? You Don’t Know. June 2, 2016
Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge. Book/Catalogue. Whatcom Museum Foundation, 2016, WA
This is Colossal.
Fossilized Books Make Beautiful Sculptures. The Creators Project, Vice Media. Emory, Sami. March 5, 2015.
Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection. Book/Catalogue. Yale University Art Gallery 2014
Partington, G. & Smyth A. Book Destruction From the Medieval to the Contemporary (Literary Criticism). Springer Publishing 2014
Atzmon, Leslie & Malloy, Ryan. The Open Book Project Book/Catalogue. Eastern Michigan University Press, March 2014
Sanders, Karin. Edda: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Litteraturforskning (Scandinavian Journal of Literary Research), Norway. “Bogen Sum Ting og Sculptur“, p. 311-324, Argang 100, 2013
Lammers, Noora. Yapp: "Lego, Ergo Sum” p. 38-39. Book and Digital Media Studies, Universiteit Leiden, NL, 2013
Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed. (Book) 6 page feature. Laura Heyenga. Chronicle Books, San Francisco 2013
Triska, Zoe. “Art Made From Books: 7 Stunning Pieces of Book Art”. Huffington Post, Aug 29, 2013
Alles, Chantal. 365 Creative People For Every Day. (Book) P. 022. Olo Editions, 2013
Tillotson, Newlin.”Transformed Volumes at the Hera Gallery“. Artscope Culture Magazine. June/July Issue, 2013
Norris, Doug. “Hera Gallery Exhibition Writes a New Chapter.”, Arts & Living. June 28, 2013
Roth, David. “Materials Matter at Seager Gray”. Northern California Art Review. March 23,CA 2013
Self, Jennifer. “A New Chapter for Old Books at BMOA Exhibition”. Bakersfield Californian. September 12, 2012
Judkiz, Maura. The Washington Post. “Amazing Book Sculptors Carve out an Artistic Niche”. March 2, 2012
Walinski, Natacha. The Good Life, France. “Bibliophiles: De L’Art A L’Ouvrage” Artwork Feature. May/June Issue 2012
Piper, Andrew. “Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times”. University of Chicago Press 2012
Carlson, Ragnar. “Remember Now?” Honolulu Weekly. April 4, 2012
Parks, Tim. The New York Review of Books. 2012
DIY: Do it Yourself. Design it Yourself. Editors Xiaojuan, Chan, Hu. (Book) 14 page feature. ArtPower International Publishing Co. Ltd, Hong Kong 2012
Leong, Lavonne. Honolulu Magazine. Featured Artist “Rising Artists.” VOL. XLVI, No. 11, May 2012
Liao, Vicky. DPI Magazine, VOL 148 “Jacqueline Rush Lee Book Art” Six Page Feature Article. Taiwan. September 2011
Mandarino, Grant. Sculpture Magazine. “Open Book”, Volume 30, no. 4, May 2011
Hammond, Anne. “Artists’ Books in Hawai’i: Joining Hands”, The Blue Notebook UK, Volume 5 No. 2, April 2011
McQuaid, Cate. Boston Globe. “Final Chapter: One of a Kind: An Exhibition of Unique Artist Books”. March 20, 2011
Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books. (Book) 6 page feature. Gestalten Press. Editors: Paul Sloman. 2011
Bookwork: Medium to Object to Concept to Art. Garret Stewart. (Book) University of Chicago Press. 2011
Fiber Art Today: A Survey of the Work of 45 International Artists who Work in Fiber Sculpture. Snyderman Works Book Catalogue, Schiffer Publishing. Carol Russell 2011
Gaulier, Joseph. Le Monde. French Daily Newspaper. Artwork Publication. January 2011
Polston, Pamela. Seven Days: Vermont’s Independent Voice. “On the Paper Trail: Paperwork in 3D”, art review Oct 2011
Goodeve, Thyrza Nichols. “The Artists’ Book: A Matter of Self-Reflection.” Exhibition Catalogue essay for “One of a Kind:
An Exhibition of Unique Artist’s Books 2011
Hand-Eye Magazine. Online Artwork Feature 2011. Editor Rebecca Schiller
Walker, Rob. The New York Times. “Consumed: Creative New Uses for Books” August 6, 2010
Courrier International. “Offrez une deuxieme vie a vos vieux livres.” Reprinted New York Times Article and artwork Feature  No: 1047, Nov. 25, 2010
Strob, Florian. Lesen Magazine, Germany. Feature Article “Buch Und Kundst”. October 2010
Mirante, Carolyn. Flux Hawaii. Feature Article “Jacqueline Rush Lee: An Open Book”. Winter Issue No.4 October 2010
Innov8 Magazine Vol. 17. “Hawaii Art Now” Artwork Publication, p. 62, 2010
Joleen Oshiro. Honolulu Star Advertiser. “Artist Bends and Folds Books for New Creations”. September 2010
Playing With Books: Up Cycling, Deconstructing, and Re-imagining the Book. Full page feature (Book). Jason Thomas, Quarry Books. 2010
Unfurled: Collected Poetry From Northern BC Women. (Absolute Depth cover). Editor, Diane Keahy. BC Canada, 2010
Fiber Arts: Contemporary Textile and Craft Magazine. “Re-Visionary” Showcase. Volume 36, No.2. September/October Issue 2009
Grant, Adrianna. The Seattle Weekly, WA. “Visual Arts: Books, Unbound“. May 19, 2009
Upchurch, Michael. The Seattle Times, WA. “The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book“. Feb 27, 2009
Shipley, Jonathon. City Arts Magazine, WA. “Breaking Books Open“. March 2009
Shipley, Jonathon. Fine Books Magazine. “Running with Scissors“. March 2009
Loustalot, Victoria. The New Yorker; The Book Bench Online: “Unfurled” at the Center for Book Arts NY. February 9, 2009
Papercraft: Design and Art with Paper. 6 page feature, including essay “Shapes & Guises” by Robert Klanten. Editors R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, B. Meyer. Gestalten Press, Germany 2009
Hawaii Five-O. Television series. Series 1, Episode 7. Art Gallery scene, Honolulu HI
Waddell, Elizabeth. The Quarterly Conversation: Issue 12. “The Book Art of Robert The, Cara Bara and Jacqueline Rush Lee” 2008
Janes-Brown, Paul. Maui News “Thinking Outside the Box.” November 2005
Ohnuma, Keiko. Honolulu Star Bulletin “Sincere Experimentation: Inspiration Links Diverse Approaches in Biennial” 2005
Morse, Marcia. Honolulu Weekly “The Body Eclectic: Connecting the Dots at the TCM Biennial” Vol. 15, July 2005
Morse, Marcia. Jacqueline Rush Lee. The Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawaii Artists Catalogue Essay, July 2005
Momphard, David, Taipei Times. “Small in Size Could Mean It’s Significant in Meaning,” Shoebox Sculpture Travelling Exhibition Review, February 2004
Fangling, Tseng. Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. “Boundless Imagination Inside a Shoebox: Topical Variations on Ready-Made Objects: The Dream World of Surrealism”. Taiwan 2003
Janes-Brown, Paul. Maui News “Love/Lee Solo Show” 2002
Wageman, Virginia. The Honolulu Advertiser “Craftsmen Show Features Thought-Provoking Works” September 2001
Wageman, Virginia. The Honolulu Advertiser “Hawaii Artists End Year with Impressive Record of Works,” December 1999
Fukushima Jr. Dennis. Ka Leo O Hawai’i “Ingenuity Shown in Art Exhibition” September 1999


2017 Artist Talk. Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences Second Saturday Fellows Talks, Rabun Gap, GA March 2016 Generating Narratives Without Words. Art Building, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI
2012 Visiting Artist/Lecturer: 8th Simposio Internacional Del Posgrado En Artesy Diseno: Libro Escritura y Tipografia (UNAM) National Autonomous University of Mexico, National School of Plastic Arts, Mexico City, DF MEX
2012 Public Artwork Lecture: Albertson Room, California State University, Bakersfield, CA
2012 Artwork Presentation Out of Print: Altering Books sponsored by the Bakersfield Museum of Art, CA
2012 Meet the Artist: Artist Talk. Hawaii Art Now. Honolulu Museum of Art, February, HI
2012 Pecha Kucha Volume 15 [Structure] Public Lecture. "Jacqueline Rush Lee: Speaking Volumes". Honolulu Museum of Art, Linekona, Honolulu
2010 Artist Talk, Jacqueline Rush Lee: New Works. Honolulu Museum of Art First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu
2008 Pecha Kucha Public Lecture Volume 3, Jacqueline Rush Lee: A Mindful Transformation of Used Books, Honolulu Museum of Art at Linekona, HI
2007 Khon2 News Interview (Award Winner) at Japanese Chamber of Commerce: Commitment to Excellence Juried Exhibition
2005 Artist Talk, Epic Installation. The Contemporary Museum Honolulu
2005 Khon2 News Interview. Jacqueline Rush Lee at the VII Biennial of Hawaii Artists. The Contemporary Museum HI
2002 Artist Talk, Volumes Solo Exhibition. Hui No’Eau Visual Arts Center, Maui HI
2001 Artist Walk Through. Annual Faculty Exhibition, Main Gallery, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI


Unbound: Altered Book Workshop. April 2017, Honolulu Museum of Art School, HI
Unbound: Altered Book Workshop. November 2012, Academia de San Carlos, Mexico City, U.N.A.M. National School of Plastic Arts, DF, MEX
2008 – 2012. Teaching Artist. Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts
2000 - 2006 University Adjunct Lecturer in Visual Art. Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Transpacific Hawaii College
1999-2000 Teaching Assistant in Visual Arts. University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Art


Yale Art Gallery. (The Allan Chasanoff Book Art Collection)
The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, HI
Honolulu Museum of Art, HI
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, PA
The Center for Book Arts, NY
The Museum of Miniature Books of Azerbaijan, Baku
Private Collections HI, IL, CA, NY, UK, NL


The Blair Partnership, UK
Caitlin Press, BC
Private Commisions NY, UK, NL