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Kang Seung Lee

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Kang Seung Lee (b. 1978, Seoul; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2015). Solo exhibitions have been held at Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2023); Gallery Hyundai, Seoul (2021); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2021, 2017, 2016); Hapjungjigu, Seoul (2019); One and J. Gallery, Seoul (2018); and Artpace San Antonio (2017). Selected group exhibitions have been held at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2023); documenta 15, Kassel (2022); Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena (2022); New Museum Triennial, New York (2021); 13th Gwangju Biennial (2021); MASS MoCA, North Adams (2021); Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (2020); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2023, 2020); Daelim Museum, Seoul (2020); and LAXART (2017). Lee is a recipient of an Angeles Art Fund Artadia Award (2023), California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2019), and Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant (2018). He has participated in residencies at MacDowell (2022); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2020); Artpace San Antonio (2017); and Pitzer College, Claremont (2015).


Lee’s work is in the collections of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence.