Joo Young Lee

Joo Young Lee is a multimedia artist based in Seoul and Chicago. She holds an MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute, New York, and participated in the BA program at Central Saint Martins, London. Using 3D animation, sculpture, and multichannel video installation, Lee investigates the dynamics of safety and fear, simulation and survival, fiction and documentary. Her focus is on contemporary urban environments, which she observes through the lenses of visual research, feminist theory, and media technology. Lee has exhibited at venues including Steuben Gallery and Galapagos Art Space, New York; Sullivan Galleries, EXPO CHICAGO and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul. She has also participated in screenings at Daedalus Multimedia Art Festival, Mykonos; the Culture Station Seoul 284 and the Book Society, Seoul; and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago. Lee is the 2018 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Awardee of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, and the recipient of the 2017–18 Arts, Science + Culture Initiative Collaboration Grant from the University of Chicago.