as part of the Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Kang Seung Lee is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in South Korea and now lives and works in Los Angeles. His work frequently engages the legacy of transnational queer histories, particularly as they intersect with art history. Lee has had solo exhibitions and projects at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, Calif. (2020); Hapjungjigu, Seoul (2019); One and J. Gallery, Seoul (2018); Artpace, San Antonio (2017); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2017, 2016); Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (2016); and Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, Calif. (2015). Selected group exhibitions have been held at Asia Cultural Center, Gwangju, South Korea (2020); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2020); Daelim Museum, Seoul (2020); Palm Springs Art Museum, CA (2019); PARTICIPANT INC, New York (2019); LAXART, Los Angeles (2017); and Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador (2016).
Lee is the recipient of the 18th Street Arts Center Artist Lab Residency (2020), California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2019), the Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant (2018), and Artpace San Antonio International Artist in Residence Program (2017). Forthcoming solo exhibitions will be held at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. Lee is participating in the 13th Gwangju Biennale, the 2021 New Museum Triennial, and is included in group exhibitions at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. and Leslie- Lohman Museum, New York, in 2021.
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