Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Taekyeom Lee 

In Residence In the Link Gallery, School of Art + Design, September 25-29, 2017 
 
Lecture: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
5:30 p.m., Art + Design Building Room 315
 
Co-sponsored by the Illinois School of Architecture

Bio: Taekyeom Lee’s research explores methods of creating three-dimensional type and objects utilizing unconventional materials and techniques typically used in graphic design, such as ceramics and 3D printing. Today, technological convergence and new digital manufacturing processes have broadened creative possibilities and the perception of three-dimensional experience for artists and designers. In response to this movement, this research combines three different areas: graphic design, ceramics, and 3D printing. Lee builds his own tools including custom desktop 3D printers and paste extruders. The use of digital fabrication pushes the boundary of the medium in graphic design both in terms of concept and materiality.

Taekyeom is an interdisciplinary artist although he prefers to introduce himself a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. He is currently an Assistant professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He received an MFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.    His research has drawn interest nationally and internationally. His interests in graphic design are not solely focused on unconventional typography but also explore a diverse area of interests and experience like: artist book, ceramics, web design, lettering, CAD design, digital fabrication, emerging technologies, and art/design pedagogy.

Taekyeom will be building and demonstrating the 3D ceramic printer in the Link Gallery. Students and faculty are welcome to come watch, participate and learn! A schedule of workshops, demo’s and class visits will be posted in the Link.

For more information, contact Eric Benson, ebenson@illinois.edu