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Kangseung Lee

Kangseung Lee deals with social and historical issues through his drawings. Lee takes the image of an event and erases the human body or draws a scene without the human form. Using photographs from 1970-80s that capture queer mens’ bodies in public or private places, he erases the figure from the original and expresses the absence of individuals that were affected by the HIV epidemic and social/political violence.

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Biography

Kangseung Lee deals with social and historical issues through his drawings. Lee takes the image of an event and erases the human body or draws a scene without the human form. Using photographs from 1970-80s that capture queer mens’ bodies in public or private places, he erases the figure from the original and expresses the absence of individuals that were affected by the HIV epidemic and social/political violence.

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21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Autobiographical Approach / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Korean Art / Contemporary Social Phenomenon / Drawing / Film/Video Art / Graphite Drawing / Graphite on Paper / Human Rights / Installation / Korean Art / Los Angeles / Political Issues / Seoul / Social Issues / Social Structure

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2015

    MFA, California Institute of the Arts, CA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Artpace, San Antonio, TX

  • Leave of absence, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016

    Untitled (Artspeak?), Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, ASU, NC

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Luck of Draw, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

  • Absence and Distance, Baik Art, Seoul

  • 2016

    Blind Spot, design Matters, Los Angeles, CA

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Education

  • 2015

    MFA, California Institute of the Arts, CA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Artpace, San Antonio, TX

  • Leave of absence, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016

    Untitled (Artspeak?), Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, ASU, NC

  • Covers, LACA (Los Angeles Contemporary Archive), Los Angeles, CA

  • and Child, Solo Exhibition, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA

  • Two person exhibition with Gisèle Suzor-Morin, simeona leona, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2015

    Kang Seung Lee: Untitled (Artspeak?), Pitzer College Art Galleries (curated by Ciara Ennis), Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

  • Untitled (Artspeak?), D300 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

  • 2014

    Untitled Solo Show, D300 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

  • 2012

    My nights are more beautiful than your days (curated by Dulce Chacon and Eugenio Echeverria Manau), Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City

  • 2011

    My beautiful things are falling down from the sky, el Marrakech Salon, Mexico City

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Luck of Draw, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

  • Absence and Distance, Baik Art, Seoul

  • 2016

    Blind Spot, design Matters, Los Angeles, CA

  • Dela Tierra ala Tierra, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador

  • Spring Benefit Exhibition, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

  • Luck of Draw, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

  • 2015

    Race Craft, Center for Art and Thought (curated by Sarita See and Marie Lo ), CA

  • Normal Family (organized by Mink yung Choi), Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA

  • GLAMFA 2015 , California State University, Long Beach , CA

  • CalArts 2015 MFA show (curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer), Cooper Design Space, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2014

    Pardon My Condition (curated by Andre a Huber), Raymond Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

  • Endur A Round (curated by David Frantz), California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

  • Mid-Res Show, D300 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

  • Hidden, Center for Art and Thought (curated by Jan Bernabe), Los Angeles, CA

  • GLAMFA 2014, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

  • Body Body Bodies, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

  • 2013

    Annual QAC show, Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

  • The Hill, C115 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

  • 2012

    Art on Paper: 42nd Exhibitions (curated by Xandra Eden), the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC

  • Narrativas con dibujo, Galeria de la Esmeralda, the National School of the Arts, Mexico City

  • Narrativas con dibujo, Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky, Mexico City

  • 2011

    Segundo ciclo de videoarte, Arte TalCual, Mexico City

  • Pura Vida Mx (curated by Mabel Larrechart), Aida Rodriguez, Mexico City

  • Proyecto Venganza (curated by Mabel Larrechart), Clinica Regina de Cultura, Mexico City

  • Compilation of the Bastard Archive, la Galeria del Comercio, Mexico City

Grants/Awards

  • 2017

    International Artist-In-Residence, ARTPACE, San Antonio, TX

  • 2016

    Recipient, Creative Capacity Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation

  • Grant Nominee, Art Matters, NY

  • Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant

  • 2015

    Parkfield Retreat, Parkfield, CA

  • Nominee, the Dedalus Foundation Fellowship

  • Dean’s Grant, CalArts, CA

  • Artist Residence Program, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

  • 2013

    CalArts Scholarship (2013-2015)

  • 2011

    Convocatoria, Centro Cultural Border