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MICA Alumna Named Best in Show at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery

Jong Sun (Jay) Lee (BFA ’07), Best in Show for the 14th Annual International Exhibition at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery in New York City.

Posted 07.16.08 by MICA Media Relations

Jay Lee Floating-Maryland Institute College of Art alumna Jong Sun (Jay) Lee (BFA '07), who is pursuing a master of fine arts degree at the College's Rinehart School of Sculpture, was selected as Best in Show for the 14th Annual International Exhibition at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery in New York City.

The 24-artist exhibition, which opens Thursday, July 17, features a solo show by Lee, who employs unusual materials such as human hair, rice, and felt in order to explore the complex dynamics within human relations.

The South Korean-born artist seeks to re-examine preconceived notions of gender, race, class, and power relations.

A reception takes place Saturday, July 19 from 3-5 p.m. The work is on view through Wednesday, Aug. 13. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m.

SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery is located at 511 West 25th St., Suite 605, in Manhattan.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the gallery's Web site.

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Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.