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Class notes: Jacqueline Rush Lee (BFA ’97, MFA ’00)

Visual artist and UH Mānoa alumna Jacqueline Rush Lee (BFA ’97, MFA ’00) has been awarded a fellowship to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as one of 25 fellows in residence at one of the world’s leading artist communities.

Recognized internationally for her work with the book form, Jacqueline will be in residence for one month at VCCA this fall continuing to develop installation work, along with select visual artists, writers, and composers.

Located near Sweet Briar College in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, VCCA Fellows have received worldwide attention through major awards and accolades that include MacArthur grants, Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts awards, Rome Prizes, and more.

About Jacqueline Rush Lee

Originally from Northern Ireland Jacqueline has participated in numerous exhibitions in Hawai‘i and abroad. Jacqueline’s artwork is featured in books, magazines, and publications, with mentions of her work in the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Courrier International. Highlight exhibitions include a five person exhibition of international artists in Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books (Fuller Craft Museum), Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection (Yale Art Gallery), The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book (Bellevue Arts Museum) and Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge (Whatcom Museum).

Her work is in private and public collections that include the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the Allan Chasanoff Book Art Collection, Yale Art Gallery.

For more on Jacqueline, click here.

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