Rim Lee = Haerim Lee

 

Born in Seoul, South Korea, 1982

Currently live in Chicago, IL, USA

 

Education

2020  MA in the Visual Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017  MFA in the Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014  Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio in the Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012  Professional Artist Growth Educational Program, Arko Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

2010  MFA in Painting, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

2007  BFA in Painting, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2017  What is Revealed/ Concealed, gallery noone, Chicago, IL, USA 

2014  Father’s Law, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL, USA

2012  Painter’s Daughter, Youngeun Museum, Gwangju, South Korea

           Retrospective, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL

2008  Rim Lee, Jinsun Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2007  To Share, Zein Zeno Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Selected Group Exhibition

2021     Auto-ethnography , Heaven Gallery Chicago, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

2020     Woman Made's Exhibition: 3rd Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

              2020 MA VCS VCS Symposium and Exhibition, Co-prosperity sphere, Chicago, IL, April 11th, 2020 (forthcoming)

 

2019    Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) groups exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

             Wabash Window three people show: Haerim Lee, Mijung So, Amira Hegazy, Wabash Window gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Adina                             Jade Cosden

            Korean Eye: Korean Eye 2020, KEB Hana bank, Seoul, S. Korea

            Urban/Suburban, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, curated by Audery Moyer 

            Out of Context, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL, curated by Sabrina Greig

            Port of Call, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL, curated by Ahmed Ozsever

 

2018   The Strange Fields of This City, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL, curated by Greg Ruffing

            The Art of Being Dangerous, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, curated by Erin Toale

2017   Continuous Span: Bridge Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, curated by Rhonda Wheatley

            Red Line Service: Winter Break, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, curated by Rhoda Rosen

             MFA Thesis Presentation, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

            L A S T I N G,  Panel Discussion, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

            Compassion Show, Wellness Center, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA 

            To Listen. To Speak. To Act. School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

            City, Spring 2017, Latitude Chicago, Chicago, IL 

            http://www.latitudechicago.org/online-gallery-1/#/online-gallery-2/

2016   Project: Space Intervention curated by Dawit Petros, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

           New paintings, Elu Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

           Art Wanted pop-up show, Throop Studio, Chicago, IL, USA

           A Global Affair, pop-up group show with Tina Tahir and Lisa Caccioppoli, Chicago, IL, USA

 

2015  Creature Comfort, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

           The School of Art Post-bac Salon, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA     

           Fall Gallery Walk of the River North Design District, Lightology, 

           

2014  Can Can China! Space Can Beijing, Beijing, China

 

2013  Love Actually, Seoul Museum, Seoul, South Korea

          Can Can China!, Space Can Beijing, Beijing, China

 

2011-2012 Korean Eye: Energy and Matter, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

 

2011 SCOPE Miami Art Fair, represented by Kasia Kay Art Projects, Miami, FL

          Art Chicago, represented by Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2010 Claudia Hart and Rim Lee, Chicago Festival of the Humanities: The Body, Kasia Kay, Chicago, IL

          Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

          Art Chicago, represented by Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2009  Korean Eye: Moon Generation, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

          10th Cutting Edge, Seoul Auction, Seoul, South Korea

          Star Wars Episode, UNC Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

2008  My Private Collection, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

          Blue Dot Asia, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

          We-Now, Insa Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

          NEXT Art Fair, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, USA

          SOAF Seoul Open Art Fair, COEX Mall, Seoul, South Korea

          Cutting Edge, Seoul Auction, Seoul, South Korea

 

2007  We-Now, Gallery All, Seoul, South Korea

           Affordable Art Fair Autumn Collection, London, UK

           Open Studio, Studio Unit, Seoul, South Korea

           Artist Day, Studio Unit, Seoul, South Korea

           Preview, Team Preview, Seoul, South Korea

 

2006  Fringe Festival, Hongink University, Seoul, South Korea

          The Power of Korean Young Artists, Bunam Gallery, Seoul, South Kore

Grants and Awards

2017  Legacy Foundation Recipient: Downtown Gary Public Art Competition

2017  Leadership Award Recipient

2016  Leadership Award Nominee 

2016  Nancy Crouch Scholarship Recipient 

2015  Ox-bow Neiman Scholarship Recipient

2013  Nominated for the Prudential Eye Award

2010  Nominated for Celeste Prize

           Nominated for the Perrier Jouet Award

2009  Nominated for the Sovereign Art Foundation Art Prize

2007-2010  Honor’s Scholarship, Sookmyung Women’s University

Public Art Work

2019     Community Wealth Garden; Mural Finalists for Miriam Apartment in Chicago, IL, USA

2018     Living Portrait; mural Project from the Legacy Foundation Recipient: Downtown Gary Public Competition, Gary, IN, USA

2018     Assistant for Chicago Muralist Bernard Williams’ mural project, Major Talyor Trail, Chicago, IL, USA

Collections

Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection in the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Parallel Contemporary Art (PCA), London, UK

Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwang-ju, South Korea

Standard Chartered Bank in Seoul South Korea and New York, NY

Private Collections: Australia, Europe, South Korea, USA, and United Arab Emirates

Teaching & Workshop & Internship

2019 INSTRUCTOR, Early College Program Summer Institute (ECPSI): Art and Street Culture, Continuing Studies, SAIC, Chicago, IL

          INSTRUCTOR, Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School, Chicago, IL

          INSTRUCTOR, Pasture Elementary School, Chicago, IL

          COLLEGE ART ACCESS PROGRAM (CAAP) Mentor, Early College Program (ECP), Continuing Studies, SAIC, Chicago, IL

          TEACHING ASSISTANT, Inside Innovative Minds, Early College Program (ECP), Continuing Studies, SAIC, Chicago, IL

          TEACHING ASSISTANT, Portfolio Prep, Early Collage Program Summer Institute (ECPSI), Continuing Studies SAIC, Chicago, IL

          TEACHING ASSISTANT, Core Studio Practices, Contemporary Practices, SAIC,Chicago, IL

2018 TEACHING ASSISTANT, Core Studio Practices, Contemporary Practices, SAIC,Chicago, IL

2017 TEACHING ASSISTANT, Core Studio Practices, Contemporary Practices, SAIC, Chicago, IL

          INTERN: Prison Neighborhood Art Project (PNAP) Internship organized by Sarah Ross

          PNAP assisting for Audrey Petty

          PNAP assisting for Andres Hernandez   

          Gary Board Up and Beautify the General Services Building Volunteer member 

          Gary Preservation Open House Volunteer member

2017 INSTRUCTOR, Heat Light Water Project Workshop: Gary Lights OpenWorks, Thea Bowman Leadership Academy and Steel

          City Academy  (organized by Jan Tichy) 

2011 INSTRUCTOR, Hannam University, Daejeon, S.Korea

Artist Talk

2018 Contemporary Practices: Core Studio Practice Class Artist Talk, the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2016 Noontime Lecture, the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2007 Sookmyung Women's University Artist Talk, Seoul, S.Korea

2010 Sookmyung Women's University Artist Talk, Seoul, S.Korea

2012 Sookmyung Women's University Artist Talk, Seoul, S.Korea

2013 Sookmyung Women's University Artist Talk, Seoul, S.Korea

 

 

Selected Bibliography

2019

Newcity Art Magazine, “Art Top 5”, March 2019

E-Korea, “KEB Hana Bank sponsors 'Korean Eye 2020' ,”June20, 2019, by Lim Haewon

Weekly today “KEB Hana Bank sponsors Korean Eye 2020,” June20, 2019,  by Shin Min-ho

Metro Press ,“KEB Hana Bank Supports New Artists Go Global Sponsored 'Korean Eye 2020',” June20, 2019, by Hong Minyoung

Force Journal, “KEB Hana Bank Supports Korean Eye 2020,” June20, 2019, by Oh Kyung-sun

Digital Times, “KEB Hanaeng joins new artists Participated as Korean Eye Main Sponsor, ” June20, 2019, by Jin

Hyun Jin

Newsway, “KEB Hana Bank Sponsored Korean young artists global entry project,” June20, 2019, by Cha Jae seo

Asia Today, “KEB Hana Bank Supports Korean Eye 2020,” June20, 2019, by Jung Dan-bi

Global Economy Times, “KEB Hana Bank Sponsors Global Project for Korean New Artists,” June20, 2019, by Lee Seulbi

London Korean Links, “START Art Fair, including Korean Eye:2020 Teaser,” August 2019:   https://londonkoreanlinks.net/2019/08/27/start-art-fair-inclucing-korean-eye2020-teaser/

 

2018

Newcity Art Review, There Goes the Neighborhood: A Review of “The Strange Fields of This City” at the Chicago Artists Coalition, May 30, 2018 by Christ Reeves

Chicago Tribune, “Winter preview: The most anticipated Chicago art exhibitions at the Chicago Artist”, December 20, 2018, by KT Hawbaker

Sixty Inches From Center,“The Aesthetics of Displacement at The Strange Fields of This City”, June 14, 2018 written by Jennifer Patiño Cervantes

The Architect’s Newspaper, Opening Reception: The Strange Fields of This City, https://archpaper.com/?tribe_venue=chicago-artists-coalition&page=1&tribe_event_display=past

Black Audacity, “Someone to know: Haerim Lee” September 10, 2018 by Tanner

 

2017

The Chicago Crusader, “Vote for your favorite Gary Downtown Public Art Project to win a share of $67,000”, August 24, 2017, by Lu Ann Franklin

NWI Times, “Online voting underway for Downtown Gary Public Art Competition winners”, August 24, 2017, by Lu Ann Franklin

USA Art News, “Sensual Hyperrealistic Paintings From Rim Lee”, May 31, 2017: https://usaartnews.com/events/fine-art/sensual-hyperrealistic-paintings-from-rim-lee

Morning Calm Magazine of Korean Air (Chinese and Japanese Version), September 2017, by Yeilim Lee

 

2016

Fresh Paint Magazine, Curated Selection for the International Issue 14, August 2016, p.72-73

The Annual Magazine of Korean Student Association in the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Issue no.8 (Dahm-so): KGSC Mentoring

Gallery no one, Annual Catalogue Publication, edited by Guanyu Xu, Auguest 2017

 

2015

Newcity Art Review: Rim Lee by Chris Miller

2015 Post- bac Exhibition edited by Sysan Kraut, Katy O’Malley, Lynn Tomaszewski, and Stacia Yeapanis, published by School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015

 

2014

Artnet Blog Review, Gallery Hopping by Michael Dodson

 

2013

My Modern Met, “Hyperrealistic Paintings of a Woman Covered in Paint”, by Pinar Noorata on October 24, 2013

https://mymodernmet.com/rim-lee-the-mess-of-emotion/    

Time Out Singapore, Korean Eye, October 21, 2013

Hi Fructose Contemporary Art Magazine, “Rim Lee’s Sensitive and Sensual Self-Portraits, by Nastia Voynovskaya, November 1, 2013

2012

Wolgan Misool, August 2012, Vol.331, “Review: Rim Lee Solo Show at Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art,” by Park Yong Taek, p. 142

Art Rader: Emerging Korean artist Rim Lee exhibits new surrealist works in Chicago

Art in Culture, August 2012, “Review: Rim Lee Solo Show at Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art,”  by Park Kyung Lin, p. 172

Onepiece Magazine, Vol 3, “Self-Consolation”

2011

Artnet, “Chicago, Our Fair City”, Apr. 21, 2011: http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/news/artnetnews/artropolis-chicago-2011-4-21-11_detail.asp?picnum=24

 

2010

The Sookmyung Times, October 2010, “Play me, Click me on Canvas,” by Bae Hyewon, p. 02-03

Chicago Reader, “Morning Art: Rim Lee” by Julia Thiel on October 28,2010: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2010/10/28/morning-art-rim-lee

Koran Eye: Contemporary Korean Art, Serenella Ciclitira, Dae Hyung Lee, Jiyoon Lee, publication by Skira

Impact Asia, “Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary”, Published on Oct 7, 2010

T-Today, “Go K-Art: What do Marilyn Monroe, a shark, and Van Gogh have in common?”, Mayo Martin, October 19, 2010

The Art Newspaper, “Saatchi Gallery Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary”, July/Auguest 2010

The Guardian Guide, “Saatchi Gallery Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary”, July 03, 2010

FAD Online “Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary presents new work from Korea’s leading contemporary artist at the Saatchi Gallery from Tuesday 6th to July 2010”, July 05, 2010

The List, “Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary”, July 06, 2010

BBC World Service Online, July 07, 2010

Joins Online, “Saatch Gallery surprised by 250,000 people last year, Korean Eye continues”, by Moon So-young, July 07, 2010

JoongAng Daily, “Peering through a second Korean Eye” by Moon So-young, July 15, 2010

Art and Collector, Jan-Feb 2010, p96.

JoongAng Ilbo, “Young Korean Art Which Stirred Up London Returns” by Jaesook Joung, November 18, 2010

Korea Herald, “London, Singapore and now Seoul: Korean Eye”,  November 10, 2010

Yonhap News Agency, “<Culture News> Korean Eye to Be Held in Korea”, November 4, 2010

Weekly Hankook, “The World's Eye On Korean Modern Art”, November 24, 2010

Asia Business, Creative Interpretation Crossing The Line Between Reality And Fantasy, November 24, 2010

Arts News, “Korean Rising Modern Artists Exhibition, ‘Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary’ thorough November”, November 3, 2010

Newswire, “Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary” Opens in Seoul through November”, November 3, 2010

Yonhap News Agency, “Korean Contemporary Art Dominates London's Saatchi Gallery”, July 7, 2010

JoongAng Ilbo, “Korean Eye at Saatchi Gallery to Continue, Following Last Year’s Sweeping Popularity”, July 7, 2010

Digital Times, “Korean Eye Exhibition To Be Held in July, Sponsored By Standard Chartered”, May 31, 2010

Munhwa Ilbo, “Korean art takes centre stage  in the world”, by Saeme Shin, May 27, 2010

JoongAng Ilbo, Youthful Power of Korean Art yKA , Takes London by Storm Again, by Jaesook Joung, May 26, 2010

Segye Times, Standard Charted, Sponsors Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hanbee Cho, May 25, 2010

Herald Business, “Exhibit by Contemporary Artists ‘Korean Eye’ held”, May 25, 2010

Prime Economy, “Standard Charted, Sponsors Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition”, May 25, 2010.

2009

Noblessse, July 2009, “London Show is just a Beginning,” by Jo So-young, p. 307

Korea Tomorrow Exhibition Publication, edited by Daehyung Lee, 2008

2008

Public Art, November 2008, “Lee Rim’s Self Portraits Rendered through Communion with Others,” by Hwang Hye-ryun p. 110-115

Art in Culture Magazine, Feburary 2008, “Blue Dot Art Asia: Alternative Art Fair”, by Daehyung Lee, p.134-135

Residencies

2017 Hatch Projects, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL, USA1615

2012 Youngeun Residency, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwang-ju, South Korea

          Space Can PSB, Beijing, China

 

Experience & Organizing Lecture and Programming

2017  International Graduate Student Orientation Leader at the School of Art Institute of Chicago 

2017  F News Magazine Photographer 

2017  Organizing KGSC symposium Transnational Hub at the School of Art Institute of Chicago

08/2015- 07/2017 President of Korean Graduate Student Community(KGSC) at the School of Art Institute of Chicago

2015  Organizing KGSC Lecture Series in SAIC : From Idea to Embodiment 

2016  Organizing KGSC Mentoring Program with KSA(Korean Student Association) in SAIC