Kakyoung Lee (b. 1975, Korea) received her BFA and MFA from Hong-Ik University, Seoul, as well as an MFA from SUNY Purchase College, NY. Lee has exhibited internationally including at the Drawing Center, New York; Hofstra University, Hempstead; Kunsthalle Bremen, DE; Mass MOCA, North Adams; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia; Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE; Hamburger Kunsthalle, DE; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Oqbo, Berlin, DE; Queens Museum, New York; and Seoul Arts Center, Korea.
Lee has participated many residency programes including the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, ISCP, Omi, the Lower East Side Printshop (NY), Jamaica Center of Art for Learning, MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She has been received fellowiships and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Pollock Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, AHL Foundation, and Korea Arts Foundation of America.
Her work is included in major public and private collections such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; McNay Art Museum, TX; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; University of Maryland, MD; and Library of Congress, Washington D.C. among others.