KAKYOUNG LEE

Represented by:
RYAN LEE Gallery, New York

Born in Waegwan, South Korea, 1975. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

E D U C A T I O N  
M.F.A.  2003   in Studio Arts, SUNY Purchase College, NY
M.F.A.  1999   in Printmaking, Hong Ik University, Seoul
B.F.A.  1997   in Printmaking, Hong Ik University, Seoul

G R A N T S & R E S I D E N C I E S & A W A R D S
American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award 2017
NYFA Fellowship 2014
Omi International Residency Program, Ghent, NY, June 2012
ISCP Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, Aug-Jan 2011-2012
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2010
Workspace Residency Program at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 2010-2011
KAFA Award (Korea Arts Foundation of America) 2010
AHL Foundation Award 2009
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, 2008-2009
Keyholder Residency at Lower East Side Printshop, NYC, 2007-2008
Artist Residency program at MacDowell Colony, NH, Fall/05
Artist Residency program at Yaddo, in Fall/04
Artist Residency program at MacDowell Colony, NH, Sep/03
Artist Residency program at Kala Art Institute, California, Dec/02
Jurors Selection Award at International Space Print Biennial, Seoul, Korea, Sept/02
Juror's Award of Excellence at The 19th &20th National Annual Competition Of Prints By KCPA, Korea, Sept 99/00

S C R E E N I N G S
Framework: Art on Film, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY, April 28, '16
Ink and Print, Philalalia Festival, Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art, PA, Sept 17-19, '15
Digital Film Screening "Burning Island" Rethinking The Asia Pivot, Rutgers University, Dec/14

Gallery oqbo, Berlin, Feb 21, '13
Deutscher Bundestag Berlin, Aug 30, '12
Big Screen & Film Gallery / Latitude Festival, UK, July '12
Drawing Series: Narration in Contemporaty graphic art, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, May - July '12
MacDowell Movie Series-Art film and events, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., fall '07
MacDowell Centennial Film Series, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, May '07
"Panorama International" of the 12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, April '04
"Future" of the 10th Holland International Festival of Animated Film, October '04


S E L E C T E D  S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

2 0 1 5   TRACES, RYAN LEE gallery, New York, Oct-Dec
2 0 1 2   Layered Days, Rosenberg gallery,Hofstra University, Sept-Oct

2 0 1 2   Killing Time, Sabina Lee gallery, LA, Sept-Oct
2 0 1 2   Climbing Up!, Brain Factory, Seoul, Korea, Mar-April

2 0 1 2   Dance, Dance, Dance,, Mary Ryan Gallery, NY, Jan - Feb.
2 0 1 1   Days in New York, Jamaica Center of Arts & Learning, Queens, NY, June-Aug.
2 0 1 1   2010 KAFA Award for Visual Arts, Korean Cultural Center Gallery, LA, CA, April
2 0 0 4  Insa Arts Space, Seoul, Korea, April

2 0 0 4   Shinsegae Gallery, In-Chon, Korea, Feb.
2 0 0 3  A Day Trip, Dolly Maass Gallery, State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase, New York, April
2 0 0 1  Kakyoung is Drifting, Hanjeon Gallery, Seoul, Korea, June-July
1 9 9 9  Daily Happening, Boda Gallery, Seoul, Korea, June

I N - S I T E  S P E C I F I C   E X H I B I T I O N S

2 0 1 7
Window Presentation at 1351 Amsterdam Ave, NYC, curated by Chashama, NY, Feb/17
2 0 1 4
RL Window, RYAN LEE, NY, Dec-Jan/15
2 0 1 2
Climbing Up, W10th Window Inaugural show, curated by Natalie Diaz & Jennie Lamensdorf, NY, Oct-Jan/13
The Crossing Series, The Silo, Art Omi, Shent, NY, July


G R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N S

2 0 1 7
Art Work: An Exploration of Labor, curated by Jennie Lamensdorf, Art-In-Buildings, Love Apple Farm Gallery, Ghent, NY
July-Oct

Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards,
American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, May-June
Invitational Exhibition of VIsual Arts,
American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, March-April

2 0 1 6
Lines Fiction Animation - Drawing Rooms, curated by Dr. Petra Roettig, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Nov-May/17
Moving Parts
: Suspended Animation, IPCNY, April - June
Jamaica Flux 2016, curated by Heng-gil Han, co curated by Kalia Brooks, Jcal, Queens, NY, April - June

2 0 1 5
Mushim SOMA Drawing, Soma Drawing Center, Seoul, Oct – Feb/16
KOREA, curated by Heng-Gil Han, UConn, Storrs, CT, Sept - Dec
Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking, IPCNY, Sept -Nov

The Archive of Korean-American Artists Part3, Korea Gallery, KCSNY, April
Life & Limn, KCC gallery, NJ, April-May
Fresh Prints: The Nineties to Now, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, Mar-July

2 0 1 4
New York Stories: Twenty Years of ISCP, ISCP, NY Nov - Feb/15
The Lineage of Vision
: Progress through Persistence, Gallery Korea, NY, Oct
Korea
: cuated by Heng-Gil Han, FiveMyles, NY, June-July
Time Being Time
, curated by Björn Hegardt & Miodrag Manojlovic, Musuem of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia, April-May

Camellia Has Fallen: Contemporary Korean Artists Reflect on the Jeju Uprising, cuated by Diane Evans & An Hyekyoung, Sonoma County Museum, CA, Feb-May

2 0 1 3
The Bottom Line - Featured Artist, The Viewing Program, Drawing Center, NY Mar
From Provincetown to Now:100 Years of Women in Prints, Mary Ryan Gallery, NY, Jan-Mar

2 0 1 2
Project 72-1, curated by Yeon-Shim Chung, Former Hongik Elementary school, Seoul, Dec
Pulse Miami, Mary Ryan Gallery, Booth-D200, The Ice Place, Miami, Fl, Dec
Taste of Life
, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea, Nov-Jan '13
Drawings and Prints: Selection from Permannent Collection, Gallery 690, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Aug - Nov

Where is the here if the here is in there?, curated by Paul Murnaghan, Pallas Contemporary Projectos, Dublin, Ireland, Aug- Sept
Interconnected Segment, Artgate Gallery, NY, July-Aug
Into the Space,
curated by Seung young Kim & Jinhee Kim, JungMunGyu Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea, July

Omi Open Studio, Ghent, NY
TanzKunst
:Dance and movement in the visual arts, curated by Katja Riemer, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany, Mar- May
Making Room, curated by Caitlin Condell & Alexandra Nemerov, MASS MoCA, MA, Feb - Jan 2013
New Prints 2012/Winter, International Print Center New York, NY, Jan - Mar

2 0 1 1
IFPDA Print Fair, Park Ave Armory, NY, Nov.
ISCP Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY, Nov.
85th Annual International Competition: Printmaking, The Printcenter, Philadelphia, PA, June-July
Lines Fiction, curated by Bjorn Hegardt, Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin, Germany, Feb.

Ahn-Nyung/Hello, curated by Jae Yang, Lebasse Projects gallery, Culver City, CA, Jan.-Mar.
Life Iconic, curated by Jiha Moon, Get this Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Jan.-Feb.
Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, International Arts & Artists, Jan.2011-Dec.2013

2 0 1 0
2010 Winter Salon, curated by Björn Ressle & Hee Yuen Chun, Elga Wimmer PCC, NYC, Dec.-Jan.
Drawing in Motion, co-projuced by Drawing Center with Smart Spaces, Smart Spaces, NYC, Nov.-Dec.

Editions/Artist' Book Fair, MS Editions, Former X Initiative/Former Dia, NYC, Nov.
Curated NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, NYC, Nov.
Culture Shock: Video Interventions at the QET”,
Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouber, Cannada, Jan.-Mar.

2 0 0 9
Media, Media, Queens Museum of Art, NY, Dec.-Feb.
Mother/mother, curated by Jennifer Wroblewski, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Dec.-Jan.

Editions /Artists' Book fair, X Initiative/Fomerly Dia, NY, NY, Nov.
Eclectic Visionaries, Sixth AHL Foundation Visual Arts Competition Award Winners' Exhibition, Gana Art Gallery, NY, NY, Aug.
Open Studio at the Space Program, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, NY, April
Form/Norm, Curated by Yu Jin Hwang, Korea Gallery, NY, NY, Mar.

2 0 0 8
New Animation (Co-Curated by Michael Kruger & Karen Kunc), Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE, Sept. 08
Charge Your Imagination, Gyeonggido Museum of Art, South Korea, July-Oct.

2 0 0 7
Fall '07 exhibition, guest curated by Mary Temple, Lower East Side PrintShop, NY, Sept. -Nov.
Charge Your Imagination, Gyeonggido Museum of Art, South Korea, July-Oct.
Pink Polaroid, Galley Kimi Art, Seoul, May-July
MacDowell Centennial Film Series, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, May


2 0 0 6
Analog Animation - Selections Spring 2006, Drawing Center, NY, Feb.-April

2 0 0 4 
Healing Images, Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea, July
The Drawing Room, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, Feb.

2 0 0 3 
A little something extra, Lagniappe V, Foster Gallery at Lousiana State University, LA, Aug.
New York Area MFA Co-Sponsored By The College Art Association, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, Ny, Jan.
2003 Printmaking Biennial, Aramonastudio, New York, NY, Feb.-Mar.

2 0 0 2  
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY, Dec.
International Space Print Biennial, Seoung-Gok Museum, Seoul, Sept-Nov.
Private Narrative, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, Korea, Mar-May.
20th Annual Book Issue, Pratt Institute, New York, Sept.
MFA Show, Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, New York, Dec.
Connections, Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, Korea, Jan.

1997-2000
A Flowerpot Man And a Giant, Kwachun Juveniles Festival, Kwachun Community Hall, Korea, 9/00 ; The Contemporary Printmaking Association Competition, Chong-Ro Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 9/00 ; The World Without Sound, Chuncheon International Mime Festival, Chuncheon ChildrenÕS Hall, Korea, 8/00.; Mother, July Seven Exhibition, Dam Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 07/00.; Arts-The Magical Power, Seong-Gok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea, 6/00.; Eight Sides & Eight Spaces, Seonam Museum, Seoul, Korea, 12/99.; Korea Arts Competition, Contemporary Arts Museum, Kwachun, Korea, 10-11/99.; Calling Each Other Brother, The Second Independent Arts Festival, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea, 9-10/99.; The 1st Dan Won Competition, Ansan Civil Hall, Ansan, Korea, 5/99. ; People in a Theater, The 3rd Group Competition, Boda Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2-3/99.; Printmaking & Books Exhibition, Korean Culture & Arts Foundation Center, Korea, 1-2/99.; The Printmaking Mutual Response, Dukwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 12/98-1/99.; Asnal Drawing Exhibition, Gallery Asnal, Paris, France,5-9/98.; The Four PrintmakersÕ Group Exhibition, Shinsegae Gallery, In-Chon, Korea, 2/98.; Supermarkets & Garbage Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Museum Of Hong-Ik, Seoul, Korea, 1/98.; Three Hundred Spaces, Seonam Museum/ Dam Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 7-9/97.; The Arts World, Seoul Civil Arts Center, Seoul, Korea, 7-8/97.; The Contemporary Printmaking Association Exhibition, Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea, 1/97


C O M M I S S I O N S
"Burning Island", Animation, The 4.3 Memorial, Jeju, Korea

V I E W I N G  P R O G R A M S
The Drawing Center Viewing Program
Irving K. Sandler digital library hosted by Artists' Space
Michael Steinberg Gallery Editions, NYC
Insa Archive-Korean Curture and Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea

C O L L E C T I O N S
University of Maryland Museum, MD
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

McNay Art Museum of Modern Art, TX
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Library of Congress, Washington DC.

The 4.3 Memorial, Jeju, Korea
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Kala Art Institute, Oakland, California
Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, Korea

A R T I S T  T A L K S  /  A P P O I N T M E N T S
Visiting Artist, School of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, March/17
Instructor, SUNY Purchase College, NY, Acad. Yr. Fall/15

Panelist, Rethinking The Asia Pivot, Rutgers University, NJ, Dec/14
Artist Talk, Studio Arts, Bard College, NY, Feb/14
Visiting Assitant Professor, Studio Arts, Bard College, NY, Acad. Yrs. Fall/13, Spring/14
Visiting Artist & Talk, School of Art+Design, SUNY Purchase College, NY, Oct 24/12
Juror: New Prints/Autumn 2012, International Print Center New York (IPCNY), NYC/12
Artist Talk,
Printmaking Dept. of Graduate program, Rhode Island School of Design, RI, April/12

Artist Talk, Drawing Dept., University of Colorado, CO, April/12
Instructor, SUNY Purchase College, NY, Acad. Yr. Spring/06
Instructor, Summer Fine Art Institute(SVAI)at Purchase College; Summer, 2003-2004
Instructor, SUNY Purchase College, NY, Acad. Yrs. Fall/02-Spring/03

 
R E V I E W S / B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Interview, New York Korean Artist Series - Kakyoung Lee, Soojung Hyun, KoreaDaily, Feb 6, '17
Kakyoung Lee: Illustrator/Animator/Messenger, Maria Karlberg-Levin, Jamaica Flux '16
Window Project-Kakyoung Lee, Kalia Brooks, Jamaica Flux '16
Featured Artist: Kakyoung Lee - Everydayness Animated, Tanya Silverman, Breakthruradio.com, Nov 25, ‘14
NY based artist Kakyoung Lee talks to Debora Ando about drypoints and animation, deboraando.wordpress.com, Aug 28, ‘14
Special Feature "Artist and Nomad", Heng-gil Han, Misool Saegae, Feb. '14
"Studio Visit: Kakyoung Lee", Yoonmi Nam, Printeresting, Dec 1, '13
Review, "Kakyoung Lee - The Truth in the Moment", Soojung Hyun, NY Arts Magazine, Nov. '12
Review, "Kakyoung Lee - Climbing Up", Na-Yeon Gu, KHArticle, April 9, '12
Review, "Kakyoung Lee_Climbing Up!", Sun-Young Lee, Wolgan Misool, Korea, April '12, p160 - p161

Review, "Making a new matrix_ In the history of Lee Kakyoung", Hyun-Jeong Cho, Public Art, Korea, April '12, p133
Review, "Kakyoung Lee, Walk-2010", Sarah Kirk Hanley, Art in Print, Jan - Feb '12
Review, “Street Art Revisited : Drawings in Motion in New York City”, By Anne Couilloud, The Huffington Post, Jan 21, 2011
“Framed: Drawings in Motion”, By Sharon Katz, Animation World Network, Nov 22, '10

Interview, Sookee Chung, The Korea Times Los Angeles, May 26, '10
Interview, Ena Yu, The Korea Daily, May 24, '10
2010 KAFA Award-Kakyoung Lee, Sookee Chung, The Korea Times Los Angeles, May 22, '10
News-Kakyoung Lee-KAFA Award, Ena Yu, The Korea Daily, May 22, '10

Kakyoung Lee, Wooje Sung, Wolganmisool Magazine, Mar. '10, p 180-183
Review, Kakyoung Lee's Show, Kim Jungi, Wolgan Misool, Korea, May. '04, p165.
Young Artst - Kakyoung Lee, Chun-Han Ko, Art in Culture, Korea, Feb '01, p86-94
Young Artist Area- Group Sagugi, Tong-Hyun Yu, Wolgan Misool, Korea, Jan. '00, p121
Arts, The Magic Power – Interview, Son Hee Kyoung, Art, Korea,'00.7, P116-117

P U B L I S H E D   B O O K S   /   I L L U S T R A T I O N S
"Facts of Winter" written by Paul LaFarge, McSweeney Publishing, CA
"France's old tales of Charles Perrault", Charles Perrault, translated by Na-Kyoung Choi, Woongjin co., Korea
"Bigger and Bigger Story", written by Hae-Wang Chung, Woongjin Publishing, Korea
"Is Pinochio a person or a toy?" written by Un-Duck Yang, Changbi Publisher Inc, Korea
"Fantastic world-wide trip with Mythology", written by Kyoung-Dook Lee, I-Seum, Korea
"Handy Hands", written by Eun-Su Choi, illustrated Kakyoung Lee, I-Seum, Korea
"The Restaurant of Many Order", Kenji Miyazawa, Translated by Young Min, Uri Education, Korea
"World-wide trip with Mythology", written by Kyoung-Dook Lee, I-Seum, Korea
"Traveling of Myths over the Universe", written by Kyoung-Dook Lee, I-Seum, Korea
"Tales from Shakespeare", Charles Lamb & Mary Lamb , Woongjin Publishing Co., Seoul, Korea
"Andersen's Fairy-tales", Hans Christian Andersen, Woongjin Publishing Co., Seoul, Korea
" Let's go to the South pole", wriiten by Chang Soon-Keun , Changbi Publishers Inc. , Seoul, Korea