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 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2023); Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2023); 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 Made in LA 2023, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2023); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2023); de Appel, Amsterdam (2023); Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles (2023); documenta fifteen (invited by Jatiwangi Art Factory), Kassel (2022); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (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 Artadia Award (2023); 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, Los Angeles Times, The Art Newspaper, ArtReview, Art Asia Pacific, Vogue, Wallpaper, NOWNESS, among many others.
Lee's work is in the collections of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; RISD Museum, Providence; Sunpride Foundation; Akeroyd Collection; among others.