Maelee Lee
Visual Artist / Artista Visiva

Maelee Lee

Visiting Artist, Jan 30 - Feb 28, 2013

Visual artist specialized in installation art and painting; South Korea

Contemporary media artist and adjunct professor of Art at Mokpo National University
Lee was born in Gang-jin, Korea, and is now a lecturer at Mokpo National University (where she received her BFA) and at Chosun University (where she received her MFA and Ph.D in Fine Arts). Her work tends to deal with feminist issues and gender identity. She is regarded as a prominent feminist artist relating the traditional gender roles of the conservative Korean society. However, as her artistic category is based on confronting delicate and deeply human subjects, Lee’s work is universal and truly international.

Lee has taken part in exhibitions in all around the world, including New York, Beijing, Bulgaria, and Greece. She has also been invited to take part in numerous important international fine arts biennales, festivals and fairs. She took part in the highly prestigious Gwangju Biennale in 2012. She recently received the “2012 Sofia Paper Art Fest” award. In the United States, Lee’s works have been exhibited to the public as part of both one-person and group events at several important New York galleries, including Chelsea Art Museum (2011) and Elga Wimmer Gallery (2010).

2008 Ph.D. in Fine Arts, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea
1997 MFA, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea
1986 BFA, Mokpo National University, Mokpo, South Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2012 Mae-lee Lee : Re-birth, Eunam Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
2011 Mae-lee Lee : Infinite Space, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
2011 Mae-lee Lee : Dawn and Space, FEI Gallery, Guangzhou, China 
2011 Mae-lee Lee ; 2011 National Gwangju Museum and Contemporary Art, Gwangju, South Korea 
2010 Mae‐lee Lee: Melange, Elga wimmer PCC, New York, USA 
2010 Mae‐lee Lee: Absolute Space, UM gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2009 Mae‐lee Lee: Feminine Power and Mae-lee Lee, Chonnam National University Library, Gwangju, South Korea
2009 Mae‐lee Lee: Feminine Power and Mae-lee Lee, TENRI Cultural Institute, New York, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions & Two Person Shows (170times)
2012 ‘Round Table’ 2012 Gwang ju Biennale, Gwang ju Biennale, Gwang ju, South Korea
2012 ‘Eco-Life, Eco-World' 1st ecorea Jeonbuk biennale, Sori Art Center of Jeollabuk-do
2012 'AMATERAS Annual Paper Art Exhibition 2012' SOFIA paper art fest, Alley Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria 
2011 'Sofia Paper Biennial 2011' SOFIA paper art fest, National Gallery of Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 Gwangju Biennale Maninbo/10000 LIVES+1 IN-YEON and Relationship, Eteun Dentist Building, Gwangju, South Korea
2009 OULLIM, Banner Exhibition of the 2009 Gwanju Design Biennale, Gwangju Riverside, Gwangju, South Korea


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