Sharon Lee is a Los Angeles, CA native. While at UCLA art school, Sharon studied closely with some of the world's most celebrated artists including Catherine Opie and James Welling. After college, she went on to become Associate Director of a Culver City art gallery at the pulse of the Los Angeles art scene. From there, she decided to take her interest in the designed space a step further by obtaining her Masters of Interior Architecture from UCLA/Cal Inspired by her mother who is an accredited Korean Folk Art painter, Sharon took classes in Min Hwa to research the traditional techniques. She melds traditional Korean forms with her signature contemporary painting style and proprietary process.
Sharon has been prolific in this body of work, and exhibited her paintings at a solo show at the Korean Education Center in 2012. In 2013, she had another solo exhibition at The Loft at Larchmont and was featured as an up and coming artist and designer in LA Confidential Magazine. In 2014,
In 2013, she also launched Krane, a specialty design house creating fine handmade wallpapers from her original artwork. Inspired by Korean Folk Art, Sharon blends traditional forms with her signature painting process incorporating deep, rich color pigments with seductive gold and silver leaf. The wallpapers are truly artwork for the walls - at once classic and whimsical, unafraid of pattern and color. Krane Wallpaper by Sharon Lee is available at Harbinger in Los Angeles, and Holland & Sherry in New York.