Hyein Lee attended Seoul National University, where she earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in painting. In 2007, Lee was selected for the JoongAng Fine Arts Prize, and she held residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany, in 2012 and at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon in 2014. With 《Upon the Roof》 at Woosuk Gallery, Seoul National University, in 2007, the artist has held a number of solo exhibitions including The Complete Moments at DOOSAN Gallery New York in 2015. Lee has also presented at various group shows such as 《Young Korean Artists 2008: I AM AN ARTIST》 at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in 2008 and 《Draw—WooJin Baek, HyeIn Lee》 at Project Space SARUBIA in 2010.