LEE SUNG JAE

Born in Seoul

Work and live in Los Angeles, USA

 

Education

MFA   California Institute of the Arts, USA

BFA     Kong-ju National University, Korea

 

BIO

By revealing the ever-changing status of abstract forms or landscapes, Lee is intentionally deepening the conceptual relationship between the entireties of shapes and the movements of their parts. His labor-intensive work produces eye-catching images with a rapid motion on the micro level, and a sluggish pace on the macro level. These contradictory characteristics in his work reveal outstanding representations with large-scale screens or multi-channel video installations. For example, the enormous Media Wall in Hyundai Vision Hall and Deep Space in Ars Electronica provided excellent environments for Sungjae Lee’s works, The Unanswered Questions 2016.

 

Solo Exhibition

2015    「This Uncertain Conversation」    California Institute of the Arts_ Valencia, USA

2014    「Extinction」    California Institute of the Arts_ Valencia, USA

 

Group Exhibition

2017    「Cheongju Craft Biennale: Hands+ embrace」    The Old Cheongju Tobacco Processing Plant_Cheongju, Korea

2017    「Aggregate Animated Shorts」    ASG Gallery_Oakland, USA

2017    「VS」    Gallery 825_Los Angeles, USA

2017    「MULTIPLE FEEDS」    Gallery 825_Los Angeles, USA

2016    「RADICAL ATOMS」    Deep space 8k_ Ars electronica in Linz, Austria

2016    「VH AWARD」    Vision Hall_ Yong-in, Korea

2015    「FFE2015」    Pearl Conrad Art Gallery_ Mansfield, USA

2015    「Tech+ Art」    Ann Arbor Art Center_ Ann Arbor, USA

2015    「Critical Abstraction」    Echo Part Film Center_ Los Angeles, USA

2014    「ASYAAF 2014」    Seoul 284_ Seoul284, Korea

2014    「Digital Art Expo」    California Institute of the Arts_ Valencia, USA

2014    「Showcase 2014」    RedCat_ Los Angeles, USA

2013    「Danwon Art Festival 2013」    Danwon Art Museum_ An-san, Korea

2013    「GIAF 2013」    Sejong Center for the Performing Arts_ Seoul, Korea

2012    「ASYAAF 2012」    Seoul 284_ Seoul284, Korea

2012    「GIAF 2012」    Sejong Center for the Performing Arts_ Seoul, Korea

2011    「Create Arts with ten thousand won! 」    Daejeon Museum of Art_ Daejeon, Korea

 

Awards

2017    「Aggregate Animated Shorts」    Jurors' choice award

2016    「VH AWARD」    Finalist

2015    「Tech+ Art」    2nd Place

2013    「Danwon Art Festival 2013」    Excellence Prize

2012    「ASYAAF 2012」    ASYAAF Prize in Media Art

2012    「GIAF 2012」    Prize by the head of association

 

Residency

2017     「MASS MoCA STUDIO」     North Adams, Massachusetts, USA