Miyeon LEE

  “Then, as I stumbled headlong down the path, there was suddenly a form…” - Peter Handke, ‘Slow Homecoming’ ; introduction by Benjamin Kunkel ; translated by Ralph Manheim, New York: New York Review of Books, 2009, p.2

What enters into my consciousness as I’m walking is ‘state of mind’. For many years, I have been using architecture/space/forms/colors to reveal an unsettled state. Derived from personal realm, my works might function as self-portraits. Also touching on the embedded and yet inseparable relationship between a person and her/his society/history, my works also act as visual research of looking at the larger territory of memory/emotions. As my work continues to touch on these elements of life, the works I’m presenting in 3rd Brüken Kunst exhibition are extended form of giving shapes to the unsettled. My finger movements - texting/Facebook/newspaper reading/etc. - on a smartphone and a computer track pad are traced. They are materialized and hardened experience of ‘forgetting’ or ‘distraction’ - a quick fix for an unsettled mind.

 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