June Yong Lee received a B.F.A. from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and his M.F.A. from Indiana University in Indiana, and he is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Art and Design at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. His work has been exhibited internationally at Arts at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Massachusetts, TOC gallery in Japan, and the Pingyao International Photo Festival in China. June’s work is part of the art collection at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan.
Torso SeriesBodies record personal stories that often differ from how we remember them. Memories are, like scars on skin, fragile; skin reflects who we are and tells stories that we might not always recognize. Some scars last longer than others while some heal but never disappear, helping us preserve memory. We use tattoos to engrave memories under our skin and make them permanent. We change the form of our bodies by losing and gaining weight. Although memories deteriorate with time, our skin never forgets.