Jihee Lee is interested in visualizing universal feelings that people feel while living in a foreign country such as otherness, longing, nostalgia, pleasure and struggle based on her personal experiences. She expresses how her thoughts are weaved with various sensory information and emotions by using various media. Lee got her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a recipient of Hele E. Platt Blake Scholarship, Merit Award, and Art Coop Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Krannert Art Museum, GAIA Gallery in Los Angeles, Busey Wealth Management headquarters, and 40 Point One juried exhibitions among others. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Prairie Center of the Arts.