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Sammy Lee Papers

Identifier: M374


Sammy Lee is an interdisciplinary artist living in Denver. Her papers contain process materials for some of her works.


  • 2015
  • Coverage: 2006-04-15 - 2011-08-25


Language of Materials

Materials in English and Korean.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Sammy Seung-Min Lee is an interdisciplinary artist and a proprietor of Studio SML | k (small k) in Denver. Her work focuses on spatial, narrative, and sequential qualities in personal history, as she incorporates her diverse explorations in art and architecture. She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and moved to Southern California at the age of sixteen. She studied fine art and media art at UCLA and architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. she also learned bookbinding under the tutelage of master bookbinder Daniel Kelm in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in collections at the Getty Research Institute, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, and the Spanish National Library in Madrid, Spain. Currently she is a resident artist at Redline, serves as Board of Directors for Asian Art Association at Denver Art Museum, and operates a new contemporary Asian art project space, called Collective SML | k in Santa Fe Art District, Denver. Source:


4 Linear Feet (1 record box, 1 flat box) ; Flat box: 25 x 21 x 3 inches. Custom box: 11 x 11 x 10 inches

Scope and Contents

The collection contains process materials for works created by Sammy Lee, specifically artist books.


The collection is arranged in one series, Process Materials.


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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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