JOO YOUNG LEE

Currently works and lives in Chicago, IL

Email: oojylee@gmail.com /  Website: leejooyoung.com   /  Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/jooyounglee

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Joo Young Lee is a multimedia artist based in Chicago and Seoul. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Mana New Media Program Residency, Chicago. Using 3D animation, sculpture, and multichannel video installation, Lee investigates the dynamics of safety and fear, simulation and survival, fiction and documentary. Her focus is on contemporary urban environments, which she observes through the lenses of visual research, feminist theory, and media technology. She holds an MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute, New York, and participated in the BA program at Central Saint Martins, London. Lee has exhibited at venues including Steuben Gallery and Galapagos Art Space, New York; EXPO CHICAGO, Hyde Park Art Center, Mana Contemporary, and Sullivan Galleries, Chicago; and Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul. She has also participated in film screenings at Daedalus Multimedia Art Festival, Mykonos; the Culture Station Seoul 284 and the Book Society, Seoul. Lee is the 2018 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Awardee of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, and the recipient of the 2017–18 Arts, Science + Culture Initiative Collaboration Grant from the University of Chicago.


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EDUCATION

2016 - 2018   School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, MFA Sculpture

2009 - 2014   Pratt Institute, New York, BFA Sculpture, Honor

2012   Central St. Martins, London, Exchange Program, BA Cross-Discipline

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2019   Visible, The 24th Annual Asian American Showcase, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL, USA

2019   No Escape Hole, On/Offline Exhibition, Mana Contemporary Chicago and Jersey City, IL and NJ, USA

2018   Open Studio, New Media Program, Mana Contemporary Chicago, IL, USA

2018   EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

2018   Invisible/Invincible: The Bacteria Survival Guide, Arts, Science + Culture Project Exhibition, Midway Studios Great Hall, University of Chicago, IL, USA

2018   MFA Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

2017 -2018  Testimony, President’s Office Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

2017   Spa and Screen, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

2017   Warped, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2017   Rise from the Rubble, Weather the Winds, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL, USA

2017   The Biography of A Thing, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA

2016   Exit 10 Archive: Research Lab, Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul, South Korea

2014   Magnanimus, Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2014   One or More, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2013   The Hypercomplex Aggregation, DDKA HALL, Seoul, South Korea

2012   Rubbing, Kings Cross, Collaborative project, London, UK

SCREENING AND FILM FESTIVAL

2018   Fake/Realities, Screening, Daedalus Project Multimedia Art Festival, Mykonos, Greece

2018   Projection Platform, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea

2017  Über-Marionette, MacLean Screening Space, Chicago, IL, USA

2017   BlaBlaBlind, The Book Society, Seoul, South Korea

2017   Simulythos, MacLean Screening Space, Chicago, IL, USA

2017   Post/Natural, 98% Air, Screening, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL, US

RESIDENCY

2018 Artist-in-Residence, New Media Program Residency, Mana Contemporary Chicago, IL, USA


GRANT / FELLOWSHIP / AWARD

2018 Recipient, Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship for arts, education, civic, health and social services, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

2017 - 2018 Arts, Science + Culture Initiative Graduate Collaboration Grant, University of Chicago, IL, USA

2017 Nominee, AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship, IL, USA

2017 Community Project Publication Grant, Visual Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

2009 - 2014 International Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, NY, USA

2010 Foundation Academic Achievement Scholarship, Pratt Institute, NY, USA

PRESS / PUBLICATION

2018   BlaBlaBlind Zine, Call me when you get back home, by The Book Society, Seoul, South Korea

2017   Rendered Reality, a collaborative project with Ayesha Singh, emina Magazine, New Delhi, India

2017   We Write with Scissors, Exit 10 Archive Project, MLA Journal, by Terri Kapsalis, Chicago, USA

2016   Memories Continue, Exit 10 Archive: Research Lab, by Jongsik Park, Hankyoreh, Seoul, South Korea

2014  One or More, Kunsthalle Galapagos, by Stephen Maine, Hyperallergic, New York, USA

ARTIST TALK / PRESENTATION

2019  Artist Talk, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, CP Research Studio: Future Tense, Chicago, IL, USA

2019  Artist Talk, University of Chicago, Art + Culture Committee, Booth School of Business, IL, USA

2018   Public Presentation, Invisible/Invincible: The Bacteria Survival Guide, Arts, Science + Culture Initiative Collaboration Grant Project, University of Chicago, IL, USA

2018   Artist Talk, New Media Program Residency, Mana Contemporary Chicago, IL, USA

2017   Artist Talk, Sculpture Dialogues, School of the Art institute of Chicago, IL, USA

2016   Artist Talk, Sculpture Dialogues, School of the Art institute of Chicago, IL, USA

2016   Artist Talk, Project Report, Exit 10 Archive: Research Lab, Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul, South Korea