Risa's work explores the relation between 2D and 3D, along with her concerns in materials - surface, colors and the tactility. She is fascinated by the aspects of duality in architecture, such as structural engineering that should be obvious from the building itself, but at the same time seems invisible due to lack of information and knowledge.
Irene Lee is an educator through the arts. She is inspired by empowerment and teaching through story, and succeeding oral, written, or aesthetic interpretations. Irene became familiar with education by teaching environmental studies, visual arts, and Native American myths at Flying Deer Nature Center in New Lebanon, New York. At Omi International Arts Center, Irene developed “Field Studies,” a children’s education program that merges fine art and environmental studies.
During her residency at Flux, Irene will be exploring the world of book arts, creating seven dynamic books from fairy tales she wrote in the spring of 2012, using the art of storytelling to relay accounts of young adults finding their identities. Irene graduated in May 2012 from Eugene Lang College with a major in Literary Studies and a minor in French Studies.