HA NA LEE | EXPERIMENTAL FILM & MEDIA ARTIST
Lee (b. 1979) was born in Seoul, South Korea. She works primarily in the mediums of video, new media, installation art, and experimental film. Her artwork focuses on portraying an individual’s experience of psychological and physical trauma in a poetic narrative. She is especially interested in exploring these traumas by creating bodily and cinematic experiences and spatializing fragmented narratives in the form of interactive and immersive environments.
Lee’s work has been exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions, and her films have been screened in the United States and internationally in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Netherlands. Lee and her collaborator James Hughes were invited to present their work at Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Art Festival in 2014 and 2015. She recently received GAP grants at Artist Trust in 2015, in 2014 she was receive the dARTboard award from the Vilcek Foundation in New York, and was the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Goldberger Graduate Research Fellowship at Stony Brook University in New York, and others. She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.
EDUCATION:
2016
DXARTS (Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media),University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Ph.D
2008
The State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
M.F.A
2004
The State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
B.A
AWARD & GRANTS:
2017
TEMPO 2017 Grant, Austin, Texas
2014
GAP (Grants for Artist Projects) Award, Artist Trust, Seattle
dARTbord Award, The Vilcek Foundation, New York
2009 - 2012
Full Tuition Scholarship, and Research/ T.A Stipend, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2008
New York Foundation of Arts (NYFA) Fellowship, Strategic Opportunity Stipends, NY
2007
Goldberger Fellowship, The State University Graduate Research Fellowship, Stony Brook, NY
2006
Tuition and TA Scholarship, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Presidential Fellowship, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
2005
Media Parade: 4 Media artists in Korea and Japan at ILJU Art House Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
EXHIBITION & PUBLIC SCREENING:
2017
"26" Live Music Performance with Liquid Voices at Brechemin Concert Hall, Seattle, WA
"Forgotten Landscape", TEMPO project installed at Bartholomew District Park between Sept.4th - Nov. 4th.
2015
Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Art Festival, Santa Fe, NM
Two Women, DXARTS Ballard Warehouse, Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Fair VIP party in the sky at VIA6 Pavilion, Seattle, WA
2014
Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Art Festival, Santa Fe, NM
Crotchets, Quavers ... and Silicon Parchment, Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA
2013
“Music Unlimited 6 Void,” Taipei National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
2012
“Embedding Absence,” Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009
“Queens International 4”, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
25th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, LA
2008
19th International Film Festival San-Sebastian Horror and Fantasy, Donostia, San Sebastian, Spain
4th Shoot Me Short Film Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands
6th Cinefiesta International Film Festival, SanJuan, Puerto Rico
2nd Park Slope Film Academy, Brooklyn, NY
MFA Thesis Show, University Gallery Staller Art Center, Stony Brook, NY
Circling the Globe Through Women's Lives, Mills Pond Gallery, Smith Town Art Council,St. James, NY
Solo Exhibition, “Abrasion”, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook, NY
2007
New York Area MFA Show, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, NY
Solo Exhibition, , "Contraindications I: Oysters & Pomegranates", Lawrence Alloway, Gallery, Stony Brook, NY
SUNY Special Achievement, The State University Plaza, Albany, NY
2006
"Posset" , MFA First year show at Mellvile Library Gallery, NY
"Media Parade", Ikejiri Institute of Design, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
"SUNY Special Achievement", The State University Plaza, Albany, NY
"Seeing Through Sixty Years, Art Healing Space II", Charles B.Wang Center, Stony Brook, NY
2005
"Media Parade", JungMiSo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
SEFOMA(Seoul Forum Media Art), Ssamzie Space Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Media in “f”, The Fifth EMAP Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea