EunJu Lee

Jewelry and Silversmith Artist

Artist Statement

Consciously or unconsciously, I think about design and materials until they form ideas. Then, those ideas become objects. I strongly focus on design and craftsmanship to find innovative ways to express my ideas. My enthusiasm and energy for making art begins outside of my studio with everyday life. With my observations and new materials I find, I experience new possibilities to create art. I love to experiment with new materials, but I don’t expect every experiment to be successful. Many failures lead to new ideas, designs, and objects. Each of my objects make up my journal, each is a record of my thoughts and relationships to it.

Materials: Sterling and Fine Silver, Color Beads, 24K Gold

Technique: Mostly Construction


April 2007

The 25th Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington, DC


Contemporary American Crafts, American Embassy, Seoul, Korea

August 2006

Eun Ju Lee: Jewelry and metal work, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD

2000 ~ 2006

Montgomery College Faculty Show

Oct. 2005

Secret Identities: Intriguing Wearable Art, Gallery M.I.M, Baltimore, MD

Feb. 2005

The Korean American Artists Association: 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD

Dec. 2004

Seven Voices: Metal Arts and Paintings, Jeweler’s Gallery, Rockville, MD

June 2004

Cultural Enrichment, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

April 2004

Two Capitals, All-Russian Decorative, Applied and Folk Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

Feb., July 2003

American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD

June 2003

Floral Motifs in Jewerly, SHAW Gallery, Northest Harbor, ME

May 2003

Contemporary Korean Metalwork, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

May 1996

Metal Exhibition, College Art Gallery, The State University of New York, New Paltz, NY


SNAG North American Juried Student Competition, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

April 1994

Metal Show, Philadelphia, PA

Work History


Coordinator, Metal and Craft Program, Department of Arts in Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

2013 ~ Present

Resident Artist, Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring MD

2000 ~ 2006

Lecturer, Department of Arts in Montgomery College, Rockville, MD


Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD


1994 ~ 1996

State University of New York, New Paltz, NY

Master of Fine Arts

1991 ~ 1994

The University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Rear Admiral and Mrs. Jack Bowling Memorial Award in Metalsmithing

1988 ~ 1991

Montgomery College

Lester Barrer Memorial Award in Jewelry