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’s work has been included in international exhibitions such as the 60th Venice Biennale (2024); Made in LA at Hammer Museum (2023); documenta fifteen (invited by Jatiwangi Art Factory) (2022); New Museum Triennial (2021); and Gwangju Biennale (2021).

He has had solo exhibitions and projects at MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo), São Paulo (forthcoming 2024); 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 Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2023); de Appel, Amsterdam (2023); Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles (2023); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2022); 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). He was a finalist for Korea Artist Prize 2023.

Lee's work is in the collections of Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; RISD Museum, Providence; Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford; Sunpride Foundation; Akeroyd Collection; among others.

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