Meet your Instructors!

We have many talented people using the Peace Gallery as a space to teach! Learn a bit more about their story here.

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Kichung Lizee
"After coming to this country from Korea in the mid 60's to study art, among the many forms of Western art that I was introduced to, Abstract Expressionism interested me most. Currently I am in the process of synthesizing Eastern and Western approaches to art. Specifically, I'm adopting the techniques and materials of Eastern calligraphy to Western thematic material, my primary goal being to close the gap between East and West and reach for universal creativity.

Eastern calligraphy I learned is a living and breathing spirit, rather than the dead and rigid tradition of thousands of years. It is uniquely a form that conveys the pulsation of life energy. Through it, one can experience all aspects of the living spectrum. Eastern calligraphic form reveals the kind of life the artist has led, as well as foreshadowing the person one will become. It is the art form that manifests the self as a way of life or philosophy of life. It is a powerful art form that operates through direct intuition."


Kichung Lizee is a Korean-born American artist and Buddhist
practitioner who uniquely blends Eastern calligraphy and Western
thematic materials. She has taught and exhibited internationally
and curated many exhibits bringing together Eastern calligraphers
and Western artists. She was honored with a special award in
2008 at the Seoul International Calligraphy Biennale, Korea, and
has been a featured artist at the Asian Art Museum, San
Francisco, CA, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR,
and the Turchin Center for Visual Arts, Boone, NC. Recently
Kichung conducted Eastern calligraphic painting workshop at the
15 th International Sakyaditta Buddhist Women Conference in Hong
Kong. She has presented workshops and exhibited in NC, TN, GA,
FL, OH, CO, PA, MA, OR, WA, CA, Italy, Germany, Switzerland,
Hong Kong, Malesia, China, Japan and Korea. Recently, she
conducted the free flowing Eastern calligraphy workshop at the
Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. She has finally settled in Bath,
Maine with her husband, Michael Todd.