Yoona Lee is a Seattle-based visual artist, writer, and racial justice activist. Her artwork has been shown at Sotheby’s NYC, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Vermillion, Ghost Gallery, Gary Henderson Gallery, and Zeitgeist Coffee, among other venues. Her art and writing have been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Breadline 4-Year Anthology, and The Stranger (a Seattle news and culture biweekly) and its daily blog.

Yoona’s 2016 Ghost Gallery show was recommended by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Jen Graves “[because] she can transform everyday materials into smart meditations on racial politics.” Her Vermillion show later that year raised funds for Black liberation group EPIC (Ending the Prison Industrial Complex) Seattle and Black Lives Matter.

Yoona has presented her art and writing to talk about cultural identity, hybridity, and marginalization in various venues, including University of Washington, the UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars, the 2015 Seattle Race Conference, and the Breadline Performance Series.

An outspoken activist, she has been quoted in publications ranging from the Seattle Times to British Vogue. In January 2016, Yoona cofounded an inclusivity initiative at the global marketing agency where she works as manager of the Editorial Services department. She received her bachelor’s degree in English, with a minor in Fine Arts, from the University of Pennsylvania.

All illustrations and photos on this blog are by Yoona unless otherwise noted. Her website is www.rhymeswithrace.com.