Life is boring when all the facts are known.
Catherine Lee is a jewelry + object designer captivated by the unknown and unseen. Her degree collection pursues a minimal yet thought-provoking line of personal objects. Philosophies, phenomenology, and Japanese aesthetics are often topics for investigation among her projects. She plays with materials to create subtle illusions and movements that tricks the mind. They provoke people to question the act of perception itself.
Originally from Taiwan, she completed her BFA in jewelry + metalsmithing at Rhode Island School of Design. She had previously studied at Haute École d’art et de design Genève at Switzerland as an exchange student. Outside of her studies, she interned at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Marc Jacobs to help design teams develop their accessories and jewelry lines.
After her graduation, she moved to New York City to continue her studies in Computer-aided Design & Manufacturing at the Gemological Institute of America. In addition to her interest of art and design, Catherine is also fond of practicing yoga, honing her culinary skills, and learning new languages.