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Boris Lee

I am a Taiwanese author and illustrator, my illustrations are usually naive, vibrant and metaphorical. I love picturebooks, literature, colours, animals, the natural world and stories; I am also obsessed with the relationship between words and pictures. 

I always bring my sketchbook with me, and document my thoughts, feelings, imagination, observations and random ideas in them. Then from those drawings, I develop stories that I want to tell. For more drawings, please visit my Instagram account @borischlee.

Education

  • MFA with Distinction in Illustration at the University of Edinburgh.

  • BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures at National ChengChi University.

Residency

  • October - November 2016/ Dumfries House, Cumnock, Scotland

Exhibitions

  • March 2018/ Bookmarks: Artists’ Book and Zine Fair/ Edinburgh, Scotland

  • June 2017/ Degree Show/ Edinburgh, Scotland

  • March 2017/ Bookmarks: Artists’ Book and Zine Fair/ Edinburgh, Scotland 

  • December 2016/ Zine Festival with Palms and Crisps/ Edinburgh, Scotland

  • December 2016/ House Style 2017 Calendar/ Edinburgh, Scotland

  • November 2016/ Shaping the View: Understanding Landscape through Illustration/ Edinburgh, Scotland

  • June 2016/ Bit Book Festival/ Bangkok, Thailand

  • March 2016/ Bookmarks: Artists’ Book and Zine Fair/ Edinburgh, Scotland

Workshops

  • December 2017/ Making and Moving Festive Special! (by Katie Chappell) /Berwick Upon Tweed, England 

  • October 2017/ The Irregular Life Experience of Boris Lee/ Taipei, Taiwan

  • April 2017/ Easter Making and Moving! (by Katie Chappell) /Berwick Upon Tweed, England 

  • February 2017/ ESAF- Narrative Illustration: Reshape Reality/ Edinburgh, Scotland

  • August 2016/ How to Prepare an Art School Portfolio/ Taipei, Taiwan

  • November 2015/ Get Inspirations from Our Surroundings: The Invisible Animals/ Edinburgh, Scotland