Maddy Younwu Lee (Newmoon) was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is a 3D artist. She earned her BFA in 2023 in Film & New Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited her works in Chicago and Seoul and participated in several online exhibitions. She has experience in curating and designing exhibition spaces as well.
Newmoon (Maddy Younwu Lee) is a 3D artist based in Chicago and South Korea. She received her BFA in Film, Video, and New Media in 2023 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Newmoon uses 3D programs such as Maya, ZBrush, Adobe Substance Painter, and Mari to create 3D artwork. Her experiences with exhibitions drove her interest in creating immersive art. The main medium of her works is imagination, and she constructs this dreamy world into a 3D model and adds imaginative elements such as geometric objects and futuristic colors. This transforms a landscape into an ideal fantastical world. Her inspiration comes from games, S/F films, Greek mythology, and her dream journal which she started writing in 2015. Her goal is to invite the audience to her dream world. She creates models such as a temple, wings, sculptures, and other objects to construct the space. Her 3D scenes mostly consist of reflective materials such as chrome, glass, mirror, and diamond. Gold, silver, and low-saturated colors are primarily used in the artworks. Newmoon also creates 3D animations adding camera works in her 3D scenes.