Jaye Rhee is a New York City-based artist from South Korea. She revels in the space between the ironic and the poignant. Rhee’s solo exhibitions include And the Ship Sails on, Cais Gallery, Seoul (2010); Hardboard Sky, Corridor Gallery, New York City (2010); and Now You See It, Now You Don’t, KCCLA, Los Angeles (2009). Her group exhibitions include Crying, Seasaw, Tear, Between: New Video, Norton Museum of Art, Florida (2012); Roppongi Art Night Screening, Mori Museum of Art, Tokyo (2012); and Keeping It Real, CU Art Museum, Colorado (2012).

Rhee has been awarded the Yeongag Art Award (2011), Franklin Furnace Fund (2010), SEMA Young Artist Grant (2010), Arts Council Korea Grang (2010). Her publications include Potlatch Issue #2, Artslant, The New York Times, and Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, The University of California Press. She received her M.F.A. and her B.F.A. from School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Rhee will work on a new series that examines the interpretation of ideal Western images in 1970’s Korea- the baby boomer generation.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist