YehRim Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. The way she interacts with her work is directly connected to her background in ceramics. She earned her B.F.A in ceramics from Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (2013). In 2014, she continued her studies at the California State University Long Beach as Post-Baccalaureate in Ceramic Arts (2014-2015). She received her MFA in Ceramic Art at Alfred University (2017). She has shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Lee was the visiting resident artist at the University of Georgia in the ceramics department (2017-2018), the University of the Arts (2018-2019), and the Clay Studio in Philadelphia (2018-2020). Recent shows include the Korean International Ceramic Bienniale 2019, and Dopamine Dressing, at the University of Michigan Art Museum (2023). Recently a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, she now lives in the Joshua Tree area of California.