Florence Yuk Ki Lee (b.1994, Hong Kong) is an independent animation artist, visual communicator and co-founder of No Reason Studio. Lee received a BA in Graphic Design, Moving Image Specialism from Central Saint Martins in 2016, and went on to obtain an MFA in Creatve Media from City University of Hong Kong in 2021. She currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

Her practice explores the extraordinary in the ordinary, expressing her emotional, aesthetic and poetic responses to places that she has formed a sense of connectivity with, often from a perspective which is anchored to her cultural identity. 

Her animated short film Elephant in Castle (2021) has been shown at festivals and institutions around the world, including official selections for Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France, 2022), World Festival of Animated Film-Animafest Zagreb (Croatia, 2022), MONSTRA (Portugal, 2022), Flatpack (United Kingdom, 2022), Sydney Film Festival 2022 and SUPERNOVA (United States, 2021). She was an award winner of the Los Angeles Animation Festival in 2021. In the same year, she was awarded a Special Jury Award at Tatsuno International Film Festival (Japan), and also nominated for the Kuandu Animation Award at Kuandu International Animation Festival (Taiwan).

Her work was included in the "Mon-OEil" screening programming at Center Pompidou in 2022. In the same year, she was commissioned by M+ Museum to produce "Park Voyage”, a series of preshow animation addresses questions and ideas around the collective viewing experience. 

李鈺淇(生於1994年, 香港)是一位獨立動畫藝術家。2016年畢業於倫敦藝術大學中央聖馬丁學院,獲平面設計文學士,於2021年獲得香港城市大學創意媒體學院純藝術碩士學位,目前在香港生活和工作。她的作品探索平凡中的不平凡,從與她的文化身份相關的角度探索自己和地方的情感關係,表達她的情感、審美及詩意的回應。

她的作品在國際電影節及藝術機構得到廣泛播映,官方評選包括2022年安錫國際動畫電影節、薩格勒布世界動畫電影節、MONSTRA里斯本動畫電影節、地拉那國際電影節、ANIMAFILM國際動畫節、喬治亞Tbilisi國際動畫影展和美國 Supernova戶外數碼動畫藝術節等。她亦是2021年洛杉磯動畫節的獲獎者。同年,她獲得日本龍野國際電影節評審團特別獎,並獲得台灣關渡國際動畫節關渡動畫獎的提名。

她的作品於2022年被收錄於巴黎蓬皮杜藝術中心 (Centre Pompidou) 的“Mon-OEil”線上放映項目;同年,她受M+博物館委約製作“Park Voyage”,作為一系列放映前播放的作品。

Awards & Official Selections:

- Special Mention, Animaphix Animated International Film Festival (Italy) , 2022
- Annecy International Animation Festival: Official Selection (France), 2022
- World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb: Official Selection (Croatia), 2022
- Fantoche International Animation Film Festival: Official Selection (Switzerland), 2022
- Sydney Film Festival: Official Selection (Australia), 2022
- MONSTRA - Lisbon Animation Festival: Official Selection (Portugal), 2022
- Flatpack Festival: Official Selection (United Kingdom), 2022
- Award Winner at Los Angeles Animation Festival (United States), 2021
- Special Jury Award, Tatsuno International Festival (Japan), 2021
- Nominee of Kuandu Animation Award, Kuandu International Animation Festival (Taiwan), 2021
- TIFF Tirana Film Festival: Official Selection, 2021
- Spark Animation Festival: Official Selection (Vancouver), 2021

- Finalist, SHORT to the Point (Bucharest), 2021
- Semi-Finalist- International Cosmopolitan Film Festival of Tokyo, 2021
- SUPERNOVA Digital Animation Festival: Official Selection (United States), 2021
- ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival: Official Selection (Azerbaijan), 2021
- TIAF- International Animation Festival: Offical Selection (Georgia), 2021
- Shibuya TANPEN Film Festival CLIMAX at Sasebo: Official Selection (Japan), 2021
- Big Cartoon Festival: Official Selection (Moscow), 2021
- NewFilmmakers NY: Official Selection (United States), 2021
- BITBANG International Animation, Videogames and Digital Art Festival : Official Selection (Argentina), 2021
- Canlandıranlar Film Festival: Official Selection (Turkey), 2021
- London International Short Film Festival: Official Selection (United Kingdom), 2021
- International Animation Festival (United States), 2021
- First Prize in Hugo Boss Visual Display Campaign (London/Berlin), 2015

Exhibitions/Showcase:

2022 “Park Voyage”, Preshow Commission by M+ Museum, Hong Kong
2022 “Mon- OEil” online screening program, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2022 31 Women Artists - Hong Kong, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Central, Hong Kong
2021  HKFORWARD 21,  10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Central, Hong Kong
2021  System Dreams, Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2021  Please Mind the Gap, MFA Graduation Show, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2021  BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair, Tai Kwun, Central, Hong Kong
2020  BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair, Tai Kwun, Central, Hong Kong
2018 Taipei Art Book Fair (TABF), Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Top10 Poly Art Carnival, Beijing Poly Art Museum, Beijing, China
2017  Hong Kong Zine & Print Fest, JCCAC, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong
2016  Central Saint Martins Degree Show, London, United Kingdom
2015  INOUT Show, Cre8 Studios, Hackney Wick, London, United Kingdom

Selected Clients:

M+ Museum, Coca-Cola, Hugo Boss, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile六廠 | The Mills 南豐紗廠 , 1a space, Videotage, Youth Square by New World Development Company Limited (NWD), Global Deli

Interviews:

󰀀︎ Studio Visit, by Para Site
︎【香港自造:畫出城市味道】香港自造:共學對談, by CHAT六廠 
︎【Makers of Hong Kong: Finding a City’s Palate】Makers of Hong Kong: In Conversation, by CHAT | The Mills

︎ Making of “Elephant in Castle”, by Annecy International Animation Festival
︎“Water”, Well Art by Urban Spring



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