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Kakyoung Lee

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Studio Location
Untitled-Grand Army Plaza.Brooklyn.NY.03.09., 156 etchings, 37 sec. looped, Sound, B/W, 2009
Family Portrait 2009, 157 etchings, 42 sec. Sound, B/W, 2009
Artist's Statement

My moving images are focused on the repetitive nature of my daily life and its surroundings. It is depicted by graphite or printmaking methods, then photographed. I combine hand drawn moving images with real sound. Hundreds of images are drawn, erased, and redrawn. Finally, the last sequence of images is all that remains on the surface of the object, along with the traces of erased images. Trying to locate my identity, I seek it in the different geographic and cultural milieus through which I have passed. The cyclical journey is a central metaphor for not only the travels between my two home countries, South Korea and the United States, but also of my daily life and its' rituals.


Born and raised in Korea, Kakyoung Lee studied printmaking at Hong-Ik University, Seoul (BFA, MFA) and Purchase College, NY (MFA) and has been a resident at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Lower East Side Printshop, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, and The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Lee is a awardee She is also a recipient of The Pollock Krasner Foundation grant. Her works have been exhibited widely in Korea and USA including at The Lower East Side Print Shop, The Drawing Center, and The Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum, New York, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea.