Bovey Lee

Hong Kong

Craving nature, building over it

“I am drawn to nature as a modern fantasy”

In a nod to her heritage, Bovey Lee uses xuan (rice) paper to create iconic cut paper art that explores the tension between urbanism and our contradictory desire to experience nature. As she “draws with a knife”, you’ll notice her knack for highlighting absurdity.

The globally loved artist has a background in Chinese calligraphy as well as discernible dedication to detail. Her work looks at how removed we are from what we claim to love the most. Hong Kong born and raised, Bovey was drawn to Los Angeles for its celebration of diversity and creativity. There she resides, creating beautiful art that captures how we treat, and mistreat, the environment. Her works have been exhibited all over the world, from a solo exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art, to group exhibitions spanning across Europe and Asia.