Born in Seoul, South Korea, 1982

Currently live in Chicago, IL, USA

 

Education

2015 MFA candidate in the Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio in the Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012 Professional Artist Growth Educational Program, Arko Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

2010 M.F.A in Painting, Sookmyung Womens University, Seoul, South Korea

2007 B.F.A. in Painting, Sookmyung Womens University, Seoul, South Korea

 

Selected One-Person Exhibitions 

2015 Beyond Max Ernst, curated by Kasia Kay, Japonais by Morimoto, Chicago, IL, USA

2014 Father’s Law, Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2013 Painter’s Daughter, Youngeun Museum, Gwangju, South Korea

Retrospective, Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 Rim Lee, Jinsun Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2007 To Share, Zein Zeno Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2015   Creature Comfort, MacLean Center, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Post-bac Salon, Maclean critique space, Chicago, IL, USA

 Fall Gallery Walk of the River North Design District, curated by Kasia Kay. Lightology, Chicago,

2014 Can Can China! Space Can Beijing, Beijing, China

2013 Love Actually, Seoul Museum, Seoul, South Korea

          Can Can China!, Space Can Beijing, Beijing, China

2011-2012 Korean Eye: Energy and Matter, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2011 SCOPE Miami Art Fair, represented by Kasia Kay Art Projects, Miami, FL

         Art Chicago, represented by Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 Claudia Hart and Rim Lee, Chicago Festival of the Humanities: The Body, curated by Kasia Kay for kasia kay art projects, Chicago, IL

          Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

          Art Chicago, represented by Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 Korean Eye: Moon Generation, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

          10th Cutting Edge, Seoul Auction, Seoul, South Korea

           Star Wars Episode, UNC Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2008 My Private Collection, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

           Blue Dot Asia, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

           We-Now, Insa Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

           NEXT Art Fair, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, USA

           SOAF Seoul Open Art Fair, COEX Mall, Seoul, South Korea

           Cutting Edge, Seoul Auction, Seoul, South Korea

2007 We-Now, Gallery All, Seoul, South Korea

          Affordable Art Fair Autumn Collection, London, UK

          Open Studio, Studio Unit, Seoul, South Korea

          Artist Day, Studio Unit, Seoul, South Korea

          Preview, Team Preview, Seoul, South Korea

2006 Fringe Festival, Hongink University, Seoul, South Korea

           The Power of Korean Young Artists, Bunam Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

Grants and Awards 

2015 Ox-bow Neiman Scholarship Recipient

2013 Nominated for the Prudential Eye Award

2010 Nominated for Celeste Prize

        Nominated for the Perrier Jouet Award

2009 Nominated for the Sovereign Art Foundation Art Prize

2007-2010 Honor’s Scholarship, Sookmyung Womens University

 

Collections 

Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwang-ju, South Korea

Standard Chartered Bank in Seoul South Korea and New York, NY

Private Collections: Australia, Europe, South Korea, USA, and United Arab Emirates

John M. Flaxman Library Collection, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Teaching

 2007 Sookmyung Womens University Artist Talk

2010 Sookmyung Womens University Artist Talk

2011 Hannam University

2012 Sookmyung Womens University Artist Talk

2013 Sookmyung Womens University Artist Talk

 

Selected Bibliography

2012

Wolgan Misool, August 2012, Vol.331, “Review: Rim Lee Solo Show at Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art,” by Park Yong Taek, p. 142

Art in Culture, August 2012, “Review: Rim Lee Solo Show at Youngeun  Museum of Contemporary Art,” by Park Kyung Lin, p. 172

2010

The Sookmyung Times, October 2010, “Play me, Click me on Canvas,” by Bae Hyewon, p. 02-03

2009

Nobles, July 2009, “London Show is just a Beginning,” by Jo So-young, p. 307

2008

Public Art, November 2008, “Lee Rim’s Self Portraits Rendered through Communion with Others,” by Hwang Hye-ryun p. 110-115

 

Residencies

2012

Youngeun Residency, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwang-ju, South Korea

Space Can PSB, Beijing, China