YehRim Lee was born in Seoul, South 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 resident artist at the university of Georgia in the ceramics department (2017-2018), University of the Arts and the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She is currently a long term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation.