A Peek at the Glasswork of Master Jiyong Lee


Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. A professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program there since 2005. (The artwork featured above it on its way to the gallery. A must see glasswork!)*

Jiyong Lee Glass Artist on Display at Duncan McClellan Gallery

Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and taught there for several years. As an instructor, he also has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, Canberra Glassworks in Australia, Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, Ireland, and various other art institutions and universities nationally and internationally.

Lee has served as a member of the board of directors for the Glass Art Society from 2009 until 2015. He has won several honors, including Loewe Foundation’s Craft Prize, Bavarian State Prize from International Trade Fair, Munich Germany, the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society.

His work was featured in American Craft Magazine, New Glass Review of Corning Museum of Glass, and American Art Collector. His work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally and recent highlights include Craft Prize and KOREA NOW exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, an acquisition by the Barry Art Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, and Chanel France.

*The featured piece above “Red Grey Biaxial Cuboid Segmentation”
is on its way to the Gallery, but if you can’t make it in, Contact us for a “FaceTime” walk around of this and other beautiful works by Jiyong Lee and other gallery artists! Duncan and Irene McClellan will be your personal curators, answering your questions and offering 3D and close up views of the gallery work.

Green and Blue Seed Segmentation by Jiyong Lee

Green and Blue Seed Segmentation by Jiyong Lee

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Diatom Segmentation By Jiyong Lee

Second Saturday Artwalk includes Duncan McClellan Glass

The Duncan McClellan Gallery features rotating exhibitions showcasing nationally and internationally recognized glass artists. Glass is the primary medium, and artists are given the opportunity to work in the onsite hot shop.

duncan outdoor art

The Gallery is a work of art. Duncan has transformed a 7,800 square foot former fish and tomato packing plant into a beautiful, multi-functional space. Lush fruit bearing trees create an Eden within the industrial area that surrounds it. The grounds have become a meeting place for glass artists, visiting dignitaries and the community.

DMG School Projects bringing the world of glass to the community

Unique contemporary glass art gallery and working hot-shop. Featuring over 100 internationally acclaimed artists, we sponsor monthly rotating exhibits. Come for live glassblowing demonstrations and wonderful art! Facility is also a dramatic events venue and home to educational non-profit 501(c)3 DMG School Project.


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