STEPHANIE S. LEE (김소연)
Founder & Instructor
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) Teaching Artist
Former NY Regional Director of Korea Minhwa Association (전) 사단법인 한국민화협회 뉴욕 지부장(2017-2023)
Stephanie is an accomplished artist and educator dedicated to promoting Korean folk art painting. She founded KoreanFolkArt.org, which offers comprehensive resources and training for individuals interested in learning about this cherished tradition. As a DOE-registered teaching artist at the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Stephanie has conducted workshops for individuals of all ages and backgrounds, including public schools, corporations, and institutions.
Stephanie served as the New York Regional Director of the Korea Minhwa Association for six years and has been invited to speak at renowned institutions such as the Newark Museum and Queens College. She has contributed her expertise to prestigious organizations such as NYFA, QCA, and Chenven Foundation, where she served as a voting panelist for an art grant. Stephanie has also served as a juror for an art contest organized by Weill Cornell Medicine and The Korea Times.
Stephanie holds a BFA and MS from Pratt Institute and has studied Korean folk art painting at Busan National University in Korea. Stephanie's contributions have been widely acclaimed, and her work has been featured in various publications, including WNBC News, NY1 News, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
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