Hannah K. Lee is an artist and editorial art director based in Brooklyn, NY. She came from two churchgoing Korean immigrants who settled in the suburbs of Los Angeles. After a year-long stint studying English and Comparative Literature at Occidental College, the very place where a young Barack Obama likely smoked his first doobie, she moved to New York to pursue a BFA in Illustration at Parsons The New School for Design, where she graduated with no particular honors in 2009.
I am currently an art director at The New York Times (Opinion).
Select zines and prints have been acquired by the libraries of the MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, The SF MoMA, and by the Library of Congress.
Language Barrier is a monograph of works created from 2012-2016 and was published by Koyama Press in Fall 2017.