Iulia CHIN LEE has been working in miniature since 1992. She uses her skills in fine arts together with her knowlege of furniture as an antique restorer to create 1/12 scale miniature pieces. Iulia has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art from The National Taiwan Normal University. She accomplished her Master's degree in Fine Art at The State University of New York at New Paltz.
Iulia is a member and an instructor of International Guild of Miniature Artisans. Her work has been featureed in many national and international magazines and her work is sought after by museums and private collectors.
Iulia is a recognized artisan not only for miniatures but also for woodworking and furniture making. At Northeastern Woodworkers Association Showcase 2010, Iulia won "Best of Show" among over 500 entries. The same year she was awarded one 1st place ribbon in 'Case Furniture', one 1st place ribbon in 'Table and Bed', one 1st place ribbon in 'Miniature' and one 2nd place ribbon in 'Spindle-Turning'. In 2011, Iulia's marquetry-panelled room box received 1st place in the category of 'Marquetry'.
This year Iulia's miniature Dutch Kas has been selected into a juried show hosted by Connecticut Historical Society. The exhibition is entitled 'A Tradition of Craft' : Current work by members of Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM). Only 34 pieces of furniture were chosen. Iulia's miniature Dutch Kas is one of them. Iulia feels specially honored since most of SAPFM members are well established artisans.
Iulia CHIN LEE is affiliated with Internation Guild of Miniature Artisans, Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Northeastern Woodworkers Association and American Assocition of Woodturners.