After graduating from Hongik University with a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in oriental painting, Lee Jinju has held a number of solo exhibitions domestically and internationally with her first solo show Patternholic at Gallery DOS in Korea and other shows at DOOSAN Gallery New York, Arario Gallery Seoul, and BAIKART Gallery. In 2009, the artist won the Award of Excellence at the Thirty-First Joongang Fine Arts Prize, while in 2014 she received another Award of Excellence from the Songeun Art Award. Lee has been actively presenting her works to the public.