Hometown: South Korea
Based in: Chicago
Rim Lee's (Haerim Lee’s) artist practice is community-driven. Through photography, painting, and public mural, she attempts to create a dialogue with the community in a particular place. she researches the history of an architectural site—such as the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Chicago, Cabrini Green, and Gary Indiana— and use it as a raw material in her studio practice.
She is a South Korean artist living and working in Chicago. She recently graduated from the MFA Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Painting and Drawing Department.
Since 2009 she has exhibited with Korean Eye, an organization founded by David Ciclitira and curated by Daehyung Lee to promote Korean contemporary art to an international audience. Lee participated in Korean Eye: Moon Generation (2008) and Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary (2010) at the Saatchi Gallery in London, as well as Korean Eye’s 2011-2012 exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. In 2011, She worked as an instructor at Hannam University and had artist lecture at Sookmyung Women's University in South Korea. In 2012, She completed her Artist Residency at Youngeun Muesum of Contemporary Art and Space Can Beijing. She received Professional Artist Growth Educational Program at Arko Art Center. She had solo shows at Gallery Noone (2017) and Kasia Kay Art Project (2012) in Chicago, and Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (2012) in South Korea. She participated in group shows including The Body (2010) as a part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, Creature Comfort (2015), Compassion Show (2017), To Listen. To Speak. To Act. (2017), and the MFA Thesis Show (2017) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently was awarded the Downtown Gary Public Art Competition from the Legacy Foundation (2017). She is currently a resident artist in Hatch Projects Residency at the Chicago Artist Coalition and a Center Program Artist at the Hyde Park Art Center.
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