'Yen Qin' is the ceramic practice of Georgina Yen Qin Lee, an Australian-born Chinese Malaysian visual artist based in Naarm. Lee uses the medium of ceramics as a conduit to reconnect with her Southern Chinese and South East Asian ancestral roots while exploring her lived experience growing up in Australia. Combining wheel thrown, hand manipulated forms with complex surface treatments, her works navigate themes of cultural shame and reverence whilst trying to make sense of the ‘third cultural space’ in which she occupies.
Lee holds postgraduate degrees in Visual Art at the VCA and Art History at the University of Melbourne. She developed her ceramic practice at the School of Clay and Art with Neville French.