Miyeon LEE

My work evolves around the theme of home. To be more specific, I often use architectural elements - buildings, structures - as visual references to express the notion of dwelling, migration, displacement and memory. Since last year, the investigation on the notion of ‘home’ began to project itself onto ‘landscape’ in my paintings, specifically a place called Gimje Plain in South Korea, a vast rice field that once belonged to my grandmother’s family. The land was seized by the Korean government in the 50’s under the land reform process. I have never actually visited this specific spot but I began to reflect a sense of longing and belonging through making imaginary landscape paintings of this place. Painting landscapes have eventually lead me to start paying attention to surrounding scenes of where I currently live - rural area of Limburg. My sense of displacement as well as an attempt to make home resides on the vast flat fields here, and what I often notice is the absence of mountains over the horizon. The paintings I have submitted for this year’s Brücken Kunst are the most recent works, and they show continuous attempts to understand where one stands and relates to a society politically and emotionally, through landscapes.

graduated with masters in painting from School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2011. She participated in Jan van Eyck Academie artist residency in Maastricht in 2015, 2016 and currently she is based in Brussels, Belgium. Her works were included in recent exhibitions in Brakke Grond, Amsterdam NL; Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL; Aram Nuri Art Space, Goyang, KR; KyumJae JungSun Museum, Seoul, KR; C-Mine, Genk, BE; Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, NL; Gallery Sobab, YangPyeong, KR

 Born 1980 S.Korea
 2011  School of Visual Arts, New York NY, MFA in Fine Arts
 2004  School of Visual Arts, New York NY, BFA in Fine Arts
 2015  Jan Van Eyck Artist Residency, Maastricht, Netherlands
 2013  Culturia Residency, Berlin, Germany
 2012, 2013 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Nominee New York, NY
 2010-2011 M.F.A. Fine Arts Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
 2009  Concrete Universe, Number35 Gallery, New York, NY
 2007  Breathe in, Breathe out , Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
 2015  (upcoming group show) KyeomJae JungSun Gallery, Seoul
   Brücken-Kunst, Berlin, Germany
 2014  Brücken-Kunst, Berlin, Germany
 2013  Saeng Hwal Gyeong, Gallery SoBob, YangPyeong, Korea
 2012  The Willows, Hosted by Emily Weiner Brooklyn, NY
  Yegam Art Market, Yegam Art Space, Flushing, NY
  Black Foliage, curated by Matthew Craven Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  Buy What You Love, Rema Horton Mann Foundation Benefit The Hole, NY, NY
  Itsa small, small world, curated by Marilyn Minter, organized by Hennessy Youngman
   Family Business, NY, NY
 2011  F/R/A/G/M/E/N/T/A/T/I/O/N curated by Dan Cameron Phatory, NY, NY
   Things Fall Apart, curated by Asya Geisberg Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY
   Implied Virtue, curated by Alex Gartenfeld Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY
 2010  Five Year Anniversary show, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
 2009  Two Degrees of Separation, Satori Gallery, NY, NY
    We're all gonna die, curated by Ron Keyson Sue Scott Gallery, NY, NY
  The Grand, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY, Old Westbury, NY
   Beyond the Surface, LeeC Gallery, Seoul, Korea
 2008  White on White, Number 35, New York, NY
   Flight of the Mechanical Bumble Bee, WCO Center, New York, NY
 2007  Holiday Reading, Number 35, New York, NY
  The painting show, SQFT Gallery, Nashville, TN
  Subspecies, Tobey Fine Arts, NY, NY
   Time and Space, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
   New York - Paris 70 Korean Young Artists, Space World, L.I.C., NY
   Memento Mori, the: artist: network, NY, NY
2006  Mélange, Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL
   Seeing...... Blue, Gallery at Buck House, NY, NY
   Queens International 2006, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
  Wallpaper LAB, Lennon, Weinberg, INC. NY, NY
 2004  Sugar and Stress, Fredericks Freiser Gallery, NY, NY
   The EAST Group, EAST Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
   Anxious Utopia, SAPC Gallery, NY, NY
   Mira mira! Look look!, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY