Haesook “Hannah” Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Lee immigrated with her family to the US during her college years while studying graphic design. She received her BFA in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985. Facing the new environment of a different culture and language, having been stripped of the outer conditions she had relied on, she came to turn inward and explore her inner self. She sought her individual and personal identity by searching her true self through the Christian faith. Lee’s work is about her journey of belief that shows the search, transition and transformation towards the new self, the true self, as a new being and its wholeness. Lee has had solo and group exhibitions since 2011. The galleries she has exhibited are: Huntington Beach art center in Huntington Beach, CA; Inside Small online gallery in New York; Art Share L.A., CA; Art Landing gallery in Inglewood, CA; Imperial Valley college art gallery in Imperial, CA; Los Angeles Municipal art gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Linus gallery in Pasadena, CA; Whittier art gallery in Whittier, CA; La Canada public library in La Canada, CA; SoPas art gallery and SOPA studio gallery in South Pasadena, CA. Lee currently lives and works in Arcadia, California.