Bovey Lee was born in Hong Kong and is known for her intricate cut paper. She received her first MFA in painting from the University of California, Berkeley; a second MFA in computer graphics and interactive media from Pratt Institute, New York; and her BA in fine arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Selected awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Vira I. Heinz Endowment, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Artist Career Grants, the San Francisco Foundation, among others.
Recent exhibitions include Nevada Museum of Art (2012); the National Glass Centre, United Kingdom (2008); Museum Bellerive, Switzerland (2009); Museum Rijswijk, The Netherlands (2010); Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum, Japan (2011); and Hugo Boss at IFC Shanghai, China (2012).
Lee’s work is in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford University, United Kingdom; Hong Kong Museum of Art; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Progressive Corporate Art Collection, USA; BNY Mellon Corporate Art Collection, USA; and Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, USA.
Bovey has lectured at Nevada Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), California College of the Arts, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Asian American Arts Center (New York), and others.
Her cut paper is published in numerous books including Hong Kong Eye (Skira, Milan); Material World (Virgin Books, London); Paradise of Paper Art (Designerbooks, Beijing); Paper Works (Sandu Cultural Media, Guangdong); Push Paper (Lark Books, New York); L’art de la découpe (Editions Alternatives, Paris); The New Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques (Quarto, London); and Papercraft, Papercraft 2, and Illusive 3 (Gelstaten, Berlin).
Bovey Lee lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.