Artist

Kang Seung Lee

Kang Seung Lee is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in South Korea and now lives and works in Los Angeles. Lee’s work places emphasis on marginalized individual experiences and personal histories challenging singular mainstream history/knowledge, which is often narrow, biased and first-world oriented. By researching, rediscovering, and appropriating images and texts from public and private archives such as art/artifact collections, publications, libraries and various queer archives, etc., his work allows for alternative personal voices and counter-narratives to emerge.

  • Education
    • 2014 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, CA, USA
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2020 《18th Street Arts Center》, Los Angeles, CA, USA
      2018 《Garden》, One and J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea
      2017 《untitled (la revolucion es la solucion!)》 curated by Yoshua Okon, Artpace San Antonio, TX, USA
      2017 《Leave Of Absence》, Sunset Blvd Digital Billboards, City of West Hollywood + IF Foundation, CA, USA
      2016 《Covers》, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, CA, USA
      2015 《Kang Seung Lee: Untitled (Artspeak?)》, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA, USA

  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2020 《MMCA 2020 Asia Project: Looking for another family》, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
      2020 《No Space Just A Place》, Eterotopia, Daelim Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
      2020 《When we first arrived…》, The Corner at Whitman-Walker, Washington DC, USA
      2019 《Touching History: Stonewall 50》, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, USA
      2019 《Altered After》, Participant Inc, New York, NY, USA
      2019 《In No Order》, Eastern Star Gallery, The Archer School, Los Angeles, CA, USA
      2018 《Identity and Desire in the Digital Age》, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
      2018 《A Person Who Loves》 curated by Harry Burke, Canton Gallery, Guangzhou, China
      2018 《Dae-Bak Super Cool》, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, USA
      2018 《Commonwealth and Council》, Tina Kim Gallery/47 Canal, New York, NY, USA


  • Residencies/Awards/
    Collections
    • Residencies
      2018 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, CA, USA
      2108 Visiting Artist, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA
      2017 International Artist-In-Residence, Artpace San Antonio, TX, USA
      2015 Artist-In-Residence, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA
      2011 Convocatoria, Centro Cultural Border, MX, USA

      Awards
      2019 apexart International Open Call, NY, USA
      2019 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists, CA, USA
      2016 Creative Capacity Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, CA, USA
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〈Untitled (Diary)〉, 2019-2020, Graphite on paper, 115 x 150 cm. Image Courtesy of Gallery Hyundai

〈Untitled (Tseng Kwong Chi, New York 3, New York, 1979)〉, 2019, Graphite on paper, 20 × 20 cm. Image Courtesy of Gallery Hyundai

〈Untitled〉, 2019, Graphite on paper, 15.24 X 20.32cm. Image Courtesy of Gallery Hyundai

〈Untitled (Derek Jarman at Prospect Cottage)〉, 2017, Graphite on sheepskin parchment, 22 x 15 cm. Image Courtesy of Gallery Hyundai

〈Untitled (Pebble from Prospect Cottage)〉, 2018, Charcoal on paper, 160 x 120 cm. Image Courtesy of Gallery Hyundai

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