Jian Lee is an artist / educator based in LA. As a teenager, she loved to draw comics and share those with her friends. Her interest eventually expanded to drawing, painting and animation. She studied Visual Information Design at Ewha Womans University. After graduation, she came to LA to study animation for Masters degree at California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts). 


 Jian Lee currently teaches at Riverside City College, Moreno Valley College and Cal Poly Pomona. 

Short Artist Statement: Jian Lee


 My artwork reflects the energy that people radiate from themselves. The color, texture and shape of the energy differ from person to person and also the person that he/she is encountering.


 The use of charcoal and other drawing medium helps with depicting fine details of the person’s face and hair. The more realistic the drawing looks the more likely the audience will feel like they are actually meeting my character in person.