- Name Seika Lee Klein
- Based Zurich, Switzerland
Her Life and BojagiSeika was born with Korean heritage in Japan, and used to work at the human resources strategy department of a major Japanese company. For her German husband's job, she first moved to California, United States, before finally moving to Switzerland in 2019. Now she works as a bojagi textile artist there, and is also the mother of a little girl. Fascinated by jogakbo, traditional patchwork bojagi, she first started making bojagi. Now, while adapting to a western culture, she makes various lyrical patchwork bojagi and textile artworks. In 2023, Seika started studying online for a bachelor degree in art history and liberal arts at Kyoto University of the Arts.
Bojagi in Traditional Style
Inspired by beautiful European nature and the various personal emotions she experienced, such as the nostalgia for her culture, anxiety, hope and happiness, she created many unique bojagi works, such as one layered bojagi, two layered bojagi, and small crafts.
Framed Works in Contemporary Style
To challenge applying traditional bojagi to contemporary interior art, she created lyrical framed works that highlight the characteristics of the fabrics, her hand sewing, and her own sense of color. These works will be on sale from 2023.
I've had to wear glasses since childhood.To make her artworks, she often stitches together small pieces of leftover fabric. Through this, her artworks reflect the idea of cherishing and being grateful even for the small things in life. All of her work is hand sewn.
But I don't wear them when exploring which fabrics to use. When I can't see things clearly, strangely, the harmony of colors, the atmosphere, and the world which I want to express become clearer.
Making bojagi brings a lot of happiness into my everyday life. I feel that each of my bojagi representsShe also enjoys capturing the beauty of bojagi in the context of nature through photography. You can see her bojagi artworks here, on instagram, and in her art book.
a moment in my life and a piece of my heart.
Her EventsShe takes part in exhibitions, gives classes, and offers Korean fabrics during her events. Also check out her previous and upcoming events. You can contact her via email and sign up for her newsletter.
- Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, France (2023)
- SwissArtExpo, Switzerland (2023)
- Nadelwelt, Germany (2022)
- PatCHquilt, Switzerland (2022)
- Anna & Juan Studio, Zurich (2022–)
- Online Workshops (2020–)
- PatCHquilt, Switzerland (2019–)
- Social Fabric, Zurich (2019–)
- Bechtel International Center, Stanford (2018)