Haerim Lee = Rim Lee employs the medium of painting to enter into dialogue with a community in a particular place. Her artist practice is research-based, investigating the history of an architectural site—such as the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, Cabrini Green, and Gary, Indiana— and using it as a raw material in her studio practice.
Lee currently lives and works in Chicago. In 2017, she graduated from the MFA Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Painting and Drawing Department. She has 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, 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 (2018) and a Center Program Artist at the Hyde Park Art Center (2018).