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 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 the 13th Gwangju Biennale (2021); MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2021); Asia Cultural Center, Gwangju (2020); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2020); Daelim Museum, Seoul (2020); Palm Springs Art Museum, CA (2019); PARTICIPANT INC, New York (2019); Canton Gallery, Guangzhou, China (2018); LA><ART, Los Angeles (2017); and Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador (2016).
Lee is the recipient of the 18th Street Arts Center Artist Lab Residency (2020); California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2019); apexart New York International Open Call (2019); the Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant (2018), and Artpace San Antonio International Artist-in-Residence program (2017). Forthcoming solo exhibitions will be held at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, and Lee will participate in the 2021 New Museum Triennial in October, 2021.