About

Kang Seung Lee is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in South Korea and now lives and works in Los Angeles. His work frequently engages the legacy of transnational queer histories, particularly as they intersect with art history.

Lee has had solo exhibitions and projects at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul (2021); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2021, 2017, 2016); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA (2020); One and J. Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (2018); Artpace, San Antonio (2017); Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (2016); and Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont (2015).

Selected group exhibitions have been held at documenta 15 (invited by Jatiwangi Art Factory), Kassel (2022); New Museum Triennial, New York (2021); 13th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2021); MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2021); Asia Cultural Center, Gwangju (2020); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2020); Daelim Museum, Seoul (2020); Palm Springs Art Museum, CA (2019); PARTICIPANT INC, New York (2019); LA><ART, Los Angeles (2017); and Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador (2016).

He is a recipient of LACMA x Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives, LACMA (2022); MacDowell Fellowship (2022); 18th Street Arts Center Artist Lab Residency (2020); apexart New York International Open Call (2019); California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2019); Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant (2018); and Artpace San Antonio International Artist-in-Residence program (2017). His work has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, the Art Newspaper, ArtReview, Art Asia Pacific, Artnews, Artnet, X-TRA, LA Weekly, Vogue, Wallpaper, NOWNESS, among many others.

Lee's work is in the collections of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; The Getty, Los Angeles; RISD Museum, Providence, among others.

He is represented by Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, and Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.

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