Chanju Lee is an assistant professor of film at Georgia Gwinnett College with further experience in teaching art appreciation at the collegiate level. She is an interactive designer, digital filmmaker, and painter with interests in video and interactive art, augmented reality, and digital art installation areas. She is the winner of various scholarships and awards. She is currently involved in various film festivals and exhibitions both in the United States as well as in South Korea with over forty group exhibitions and film screenings under her belt.
Educational Background
M.S, Digital Media, Georgia Institute of Technology; USA — 2009~2011
AR art and Imaginary Spaces : Mixed Reality and Art Exhibition – Graduate Project
An Installation including paintings and hand drawing animations in Unity 3D using the Qualcom AR SDK, which are viewable on Android smart phones
Augmented Reality Mobile Application Development - Group Projects
User Interface Design: Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, Oakland Cemetery
Tangible Interaction and Physical/Digital Puppetry- Group Project
Puppet Physical/Sensor Design & Character Scenarios:  Security Guard Puppet (
Growbot Garden - Group Project
Automation and Robotics Research and Design for Local Farmers: Flexible Water Catchment System
Interactive Media Design
Game, Interactive Visualization, Virtual Reality installation, Interactive Video, and IPhone APP prototype
Heroes of Avongard, narrative film with shadow play, Campus Movie Fest submission
M.F.A, Digital Filmmaking and Arts, Georgia State University; USA — 2004~2008
Experimental Videos and Animations: The Birth (2008, 3 min), Bear Woman – Part 1: Bear and Tiger (2008, 2 min), Bear Woman – Part 2: Transformation (2007, 3 min 6 sec), Living Creature (2006, 6 min 52 sec), Tiger Dream (2005, 1 min), My Painting (2004, 1 min 48 sec), Blank Ink Painting (2004, 1 min), Time (2004, 1 min 53 sec), The Butterfly Song (2004, 1 min), and Spinning World (2004, 1 min 20 sec)
Narrative Fiction: Bad Dream (2006, 8 min 50 sec)
Documentary: A Korean in Duluth.GA (2004, 5 min) and English Phobia (2004, 5 min) 
Short Flash Animations: Moonwater, Bearwoman, Woman Dancing, and Mewater
Group works: Death Takes a Holiday (Stop Motion Animation, 2005, 2 min 50 sec, Three Bird Production, Photographed and edited by Chanju Lee), Kick (High-definition Video, Gaffer and Editing), Switch (Campus movie Fest submission) and so on.
M.F.A & B.F.A., Korean Painting & Asian Painting, Ewha Woman’s University; Korea —1996~2002
Oriental Painting and Drawing, Seoul Arts High School; Korea — 1993~1996
Traditional Culture Education, Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties; Korea — 2000 ~2002
Asian Aesthetics, Art Theory, and History; Woljon Art Center; Korea — 2000~2002
Courses Taught
Art Appreciation
Introduction to Film
Video Production 01
Service Learning: Video Production
Internationalized Course: Video Production
Enhancing the Lives of Adults with Disabilities through Film, Art, and Education
Awards / Scholarships / Grants
Funded Grant/ The GGC Next Stop Project: Enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities through Art, Film, and Education. Funded through the GGC College Community Innovations Project (CIP), GGC Center for Teaching Excellence, Boggan, M., Lee, C., and Shim, Y.- 2017
The Second Place Juror’s Award, 2008 Juried Student Exhibition: Ernest G.Welch School of Arts and Design Gallery; GA — 2008
Winnie G. Chandler Scholarship: Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA — 2008
Image Film Award, 2007 Juried Student Exhibition: Ernest G.Welch School of Arts and Design Gallery; Atlanta, GA — 2007
Woman In Film Atlanta/ General Motors Scholarship: Atlanta, GA — 2005
Georgia Big Picture Conference Film Festival, Honorable Mention: Atlanta, GA — 2005
Dong-A Grand Art Competition 2002, Winning Selection Award: Korea — 2002
The 12th Grand Exhibition of Art World, Winning Selection Award: Korea — 2001
The 2nd Korea Grand Art Exhibition, Special Selection Award – Seoul, Korea— 2000
Dean’s list scholarship for the highest GPA: Asian Painting, Ewha Woman’s University — 1998
Solo Exhibitions
AR art and Imaginary Spaces : Mixed Reality and Art Exhibition – Graduate Presentation: Georgia Tech; Atlanta, GA — 2011
The Birth: Ernest G.Welch School of Arts and Design Gallery; Atlanta, GA — 2008
The Treasure Chest of Chan Ju Lee: Jung Gallery; Korea —2002
Floating stone/Avata in Stone: Fish Gallery; Korea — 2002
Screenings / Group Exhibitions
Faded Memory in Imaginary Space: Paintings and video screening, “ Layers of Faded Memories”, Georgia Gwinnett College Art Gallery, 2018
Black Anemones: The Kitchen Sync - Video screening for music performance (Flute by Katherine Emeneth, piano by Akiko Iguchi, narration by Nicole Convis, Video by Chanju Lee and Katherine Balsley), Georgia Gwinnett College Cisco Auditorium, 2017
The Birth: Roma Cinema DOC Film Festival, Rome — 2016
The Birth: Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival, USA — 2016
Dream or Imagination: BnJ Gallery, USA — 2015
Snap to Grid Open Exhibit: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, USA — 2015
The Birth: Northern Virginia International Film Festival, Angelika Film Center, VA — 2015
The Imaginary Million: 200 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA — 2012
Jireh Christmas Exhibition: Korean Community Presbyterian Church: Duluth, GA — 2011
Tiger Dream: Le Flash, Garage Projects:One Minute/One Night; Atlanta, GA — 2008
Bear Woman – Transformation: 2008 Exposure, Rialto Center for the Arts; Atlanta, GA — 2008
Bear Woman – Transformation: Salonoffon, Multimedia Art Exhibition, Moya Lounge: Atlanta, GA — 2008
Bear Woman – Transformation: Marilu Knode Selects, 2008 Juried Student Exhibition Ernest G.Welch School of Art and Design Gallery; Atlanta, GA — 2008
Living Creature: Salonoffon, Multimedia Art Exhibition, Moya Lounge; Atlanta, GA — 2008
Living Creature: Decatur Film Festival; Atlanta, GA — 2008
Bad Dream: Decatur Film Festival; Atlanta, GA — 2008
Living Creature: Kojo Griffin Selects, 2007 Juried Student Exhibition Ernest G.Welch School of Arts and Design Gallery; Atlanta, GA — 2007
Bad Dream: The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival; Atlanta, GA — 2006
Tiger Dream: The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival; Atlanta, GA — 2006
The ATL Footage Piece: EYEDRUM; Atlanta, GA — 2006           
Tiger Dream: Georgia Big Picture Conference Film Festival; Atlanta, GA — 2005
Bad Dream: Cinefest Film Theatre; Atlanta, GA — 2005
Point. Line. Plane : Space-Beam Gallery Opening Exhibition; Seoul, Korea — 2002
Dong-A Grand Art Competition 2002: National Museum of Contemporary Art; Seoul, Korea — 2002
The Treasure Chest –Family Exhibition: Jung Gallery; Seoul, Korea — 2002
The Low Mountain: Kyungbok Subway Station; Seoul, Korea — 2002
Artworldcup, Songs in pictures: Korean Culture and Art center; Anyang, Korea — 2002
I-Dong-Si-Zum - Moving Viewpoint: Gaia gallery; Seoul, Korea — 2002
The 12th Grand Exhibition of Art World:  Seoul Art Center; Seoul, Korea — 2001
The 6th International Art Fair-Love & Peace; Hong Kong, China— 2001
Cheju International Mail Art Show: Cheju Folk Tourism Town; Cheju, Korea — 2001
The 20th Chae-Yeon: Kong-Pyung Art Center; Seoul, Korea — 2001
DiDim-NeDim: Duk-Won Art Museum; Seoul, Korea — 2001
The 2nd Korea Grand Art Exhibition: Seoul Municipal Museum of Art; Seoul, Korea — 2000
The 7th Exposition de Tetes Nouvelles: Seo-Kyeong Gallery; Seoul, Korea — 2000
The 19th Chae-Yeon: Kwan-Hoon Gallery; Seoul, Korea — 2000
EWHA· ACTION· VISION: Seoul Art Center; Seoul, Korea — 1999
Commencement Exhibition: Ewha Womans University; Seoul, Korea — 1999
1998 MAY-DAY: Ewha Woman’s University; Seoul, Korea — 1998
Hwana Song, "Avata In Stone," Gallery Guide, Vol. 95, December, 2002, 90, Seoul, Korea.
Young-Geun Kang, “Treasure Chest,” Art In Culture, May, 2002,132, Seoul, Korea.
Dal-Jin Kim, “Chanju Lee,” Seoul Art Guide, Vol.5, May, 2002, 16, Seoul, Korea.
Jun-Sang Yoo (former director of the Seoul Museum of Art), “Floating Stones,” 2002, Seoul, Korea.
“College Support for Adults with Disabilities after K-12:  College students’ perceptions of adults with disabilities, before, during and after an independent study internship while working with adults with disabilities.” Matthew Boggan, Young Shim, Chanju Lee
“AR art and Imaginary Spaces”, Journal of Korea Design Knowledge, Summer 2014, Seoul, Korea.
“Public Art in Atlanta”. Views, Spring 2009, p. 116~119, Seoul, Korea.
BIRTH AND WOMEN IN MYTHOLOGY: Metaphors and symbols of women and mothers in the art project, The Birth. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2010.
Work / Teaching / Volunteer Experience
Assistant Professor of Film: Georgia Gwinnett College— 2015 to present
Live Broadcasting, Cinematographer: KCPC in Atlanta — 2018 to present
News Director, Script writer: KCPC in Atlanta — 2015 to 2018
Festival Grand Jury : American Youth Film Festival — 2016- present
Instructor (Art Appreciation, Film Introduction): Georgia Gwinnett College — 2012~2015
Painting and Drawing Tutor / Volunteer: from preschooler to college students— 2003~2012
Graduate Research Assistant Student, Graduate Lab Assistant Student: Video editing, Web Design, Flash Animation, etc; DAEL Lab, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, GA — 2005~2008
Homepage Design for the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center (Group Project); Atlanta, GA — 2006
Director of Photography “Give Me A Break” (Director: Loretta Paraguassu); Atlanta, GA — 2005
Sound Mixer, Boom Operator “Dixie Weekender” (Director: Brad Hurst); Atlanta, GA — 2005
Grip “Nailed” (Director: Sheldon Schiffer); Atlanta, GA — 2005
Volunteer Graphic Design, Video Editing: Korean Community Presbyterian Church; Duluth, GA — 2003~2004
Participated in the Opening Ceremony Design (black-and-white drawings): 2002 FIFAWorld Cup Korea/Japan; Seoul, Korea — 2002
Achieved the certification of a licensed teacher (the second class); Ewha woman’s Univ., Seoul, Korea — 2000
President of the International Cultural Exchange League Local Chapter at Ewha Womans Univ.; Seoul, Korea — 1998~2000
Practice Teacher: Seoul Arts High School; Seoul, Korea — 1999
Volunteer Teacher: Hea-Sim-Won Orphanage; Seoul, Korea — 1997~2000
Painting and Drawing Tutor: 10 high school and elementary students; Seoul, Korea —1996~2000
Representative of the Student Council of the Department of Oriental Art; Seoul, Korea — 1997
Art Teacher for 55 elementary students: Hwan Art Academy; Seoul, Korea — 1996
Professional Affiliations/ Memberships
WIFTA (Women in Film & Television Atlanta)
KOWIN – Atanta (Korean Women’s International Network)
KASF (Korean American Scholarship Foundation- Southern Regional Chapter)
KWiSE (Korean American Women in Science and Engineering)
Oriental Art Research Association: Woljon Art Center; Seoul, Korea — 2000~2002
Traditional Culture Family Association: Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties Korea; Seoul, Korea — 2000~2002
Language / Technical Proficiency
Language Skills: Fluent in English and Korean
Operation Systems: Comfortable with Mac and PC Operating Systems.
Graphic Tools: Adobe Creative Software, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, Dream weaver, Painter, In Design, Quark, Flash
Authoring Tools: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Sound Editor
Live broadcasting: ProPresenter, Blackmagic Design ATEM live Production Switcher
Computer Languages: Action Script, HTML, MySQL, XML, KML, PHP, Processing, JAVA Script
Digital Film Production: I am familiar with all stages of creating film, including the initial stages of script writing, directing, shooting, and video editing. I am proficient in the use of film-related hardware, such as Sony HDW-900, Panasonic AG-AC 130, Panasonic PD 150, Cannon DSLR, DV cameras, decks, and editing systems.
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