Sungmi Lee is a Korean artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her solo exhibitions have included C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore in 2006 and 2007, and Gana Art Gallery, New York in 2010. Selected group exhibitions include the National Academy Museum, P.S. 1 /MOMA, Ceres Gallery, Onishi Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Urban Arts Infill, all in New York; the ART embassies program, Seoul, Korea, and SCOPE/NYC and MIAMI.
Her work is included in private collections throughout the country. She is the recipient of the S.J. Wallace Truman Award for Sculpture, National Academy Museum, New York, participated in Aljira, Emerge 9 and is included in the Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York. She was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center and the MacDowell Colony.
Reviews of Lee’s work have appeared in publications such as Sculpture Magazine, New York Times, The Korea Times, New York Arts Magazine, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, P.S.1 Newspaper, The Younger Than Jesus Directory/New Museum, among others.
During her Swing Space residency on Governors Island Lee is focusing on creating new flat works that relate to her past 3D work. Since her art mostly relates to a certain organic sensibility, she hopes that the routine of travel, especially by water, will directly affect her process as an artist.
Image Credit: Courtesy of the Artist