Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois, USA. A professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program there since 2005. Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and taught there for several years. As an instructor, he also has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, Canberra Glassworks in Australia, Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, Ireland, and various other art institutions and universities nationally and internationally. Lee has served as a member of the board of directors for the Glass Art Society from 2009 till 2015. He has won a number of honors, including Loewe Foundation's Craft Prize Finalist, Bavarian State Prize from International Trade Fair, Munich Germany, the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society. His work was featured in various publications internationally including American Craft Magazine, Neues Glass, New Glass Review of the Corning Museum of Glass. His work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally and recent highlights include Loewe Foundation’s Craft Prize, Tallinn Applied Art Triennial in Estonia, and KOREA NOW exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and acquisitions by the Barry Art Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, and Chanel France.