Born in South Korea, Kakyoung Lee (she/hers) is a printmaker and animator based in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice spans printmaking, animation, video, and installation. Interdisciplinary engagement with print and time-based work is central to her projects. Lee has a B.F.A. and M.F.A from Hong-Ik University, Seoul, as well as an M.F.A. from SUNY-Purchase College, NY. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions internationally, including at the Drawing Center, New York; Hofstra University, Hempstead; Kunsthalle Bremen, DE; Mass MOCA, North Adams; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia; Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Oqbo, Berlin, DE; Queens Museum, New York; and Seoul Arts Center, Korea. She has held residencies at Omi, ISCP, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Marie Walsh Sharp Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She has received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, NYFA Fellowship, the Ahl Foundation grant, and KAFA award. She was the 2017 recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letter Purchase Award.
Lee’s works are in the collections of Asia Society museum, New York; McNay Art Museum, TX; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Jeju 4.3 Memorial in Jeju, Korea; and Library of Congress, Washington D.C. among others. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, PA.

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