Jennie Jieun Lee (b. 1973, Seoul, Korea) received a BFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA. Her work has been exhibited across the US and internationally, at galleries such as Martos Gallery, The Landing Gallery, New York; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton; The Pit, TSA LA, Los Angeles, USA; Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada; Jonathan Viner, London, United Kingdom; Levy Delval, Brussels, Belgium; Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France; Jacob Bjorn Gallery, Arhus, Denmark; and Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy. Lee currently lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.


Born 1973, Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA


BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

Tennis Elbow, Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA (forthcoming)
Seizure Crevasse, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Devil You Know, the Outlet Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Marlborough Chelsea Viewing Room (with Graham Collins), New York, NY, USA
Immigrant’s Ear, Levy Delval, Brussels, Belgium
Eleven Rivington (with Mariah Robertson), New York, NY, USA

Mrs. Thompson’s Mirror, Martos Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Am I Ugly, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Jennie Jieun Lee & Patrick Brennan, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA

Smile Purgatory, Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France

Selected group Exhibitions

Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA (forthcoming)
How Deep Is Your Love?, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
On Power and Peace, Situations, New York, NY, USA

RePlanetizer, curated by the Pit, Regina Rex, New York, NY, USA
Life Eraser, curated by Domenico de Chirico, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Summer Show, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA
NADA New York, The Landing Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Form is Not Different From Emptiness, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Object Painting – Painting Object, Jonathan Viner, London, United Kingdom
When the Sun Hits, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Jezebel Spirit, Evening Hours, New York, NY, USA
The Negative Hand, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Le Musée Imaginaire, curated by Patrick Letovsky, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France
Jennie Jieun Lee & Patrick Brennan, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA
What’s Wrong With We?, curated by Pierre-Arnaud Doucède, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Media, curated by Jens Peter Brask, Jacob Bjorn Gallery, Arhus, Denmark
Swingers WKND, BOS, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Now Eat Your Head, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Paradise Sauna, TSA LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sha Boogie Bop, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Shoot the Lobster, Exhibition for NADA, NY, USA
Sight Unseen/I’m Revolting Ceramic Show, New York, NY, USA
Steve Keister, Jennie Jieun Lee, Elizabeth Levine, Ille Arts, East Hampton, NY, USA
Bad Fog, curated by Eddie Martinez, Martos Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Jennie Jieun Lee & David Bratton, Clayspace 1205 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Group Show, Solar Street Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY, USA

I Want To Believe Something Extraordinary Can Happen, Bowman Bloom Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Group Show, Scalamata Exhbition Space Detournement, Venice, Italy

Draw, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Jennie Jieun Lee & Lila Lee, Siberia Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Jennie Jieun Lee, CT King, Corrine Rhodes, ABC NO RIO, New York, NY, USA

Awards and Residencies

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient
CSULB Residency

Atradia New York Award Recipient

Selected Press

Whitney, Christine, “The New York Artist Charting New Territory in Southern California,” New York Magazine, April 26
Ollman, Leah, “At the Pit in Glendale, sculpture that keeps you on your toes,” Los Angeles Times, April 10
Campbell, Andy, “Jennie Jieun Lee,” ArtForum, March

Steadman, Ryan, “8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World by June 25,” Observer, June 20
Lehrer, Adam, “6 Can’t-Miss Art Shows of the Week of June 20, 2016,” Forbes, June 21

“The Free Spirit: Jennie Jieun Lee,” AnOther, November 25
Pagel, David, “Rough and Tumble Rambunctiousness at The Pit Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, September 3
Figueroa, Miguel, “Featuring 5 Women NYC Artists: Jennie Jieun Lee,
Alyssa Monks, Tali Lennox, Sara Cwynar and Francesca DiMattio,” VAMP Magazine, Issue 4
“30 Emerging Artists to Watch this Summer,” Artsy, July 14
Steadman, Ryan, “A New Way to Be an Artist,” Observer, July 6
Anderson, AF, “Media // Galleri Jacob Bjorn,”, February 10

Singer, Maya. “Rachel Comey Pre-Fall 2015 Review”,, December 9
Hartman, Eviana. “Rachel Comey Curates a Ceramic Pop-Up”, New York Times Style Magazine, December 9
Sharpiro, Debra. “Studio Visit- Jennie Jieun Lee Ceramicist”, Sight Unseen, September 24
Weber, Pauline. “Entretien: Jennie Jieun Lee,la ceramique a fleur de peau”, Le Huffington Post, July 18
Whitford, Emma. “Everything Guide to Urban Claymaking”, New York Magazine, June 16
Frank, Priscilla. “Bizarre Ceramic Masks Explore The Dark Side of Agoraphobia”, Huffington Post, June 10
“Behind the Mask, Artist Jennie Jieun Lee”, Seen Heard Known, June
Mangle, Tony. “Get Your Clay On, Ceramics are Hot!”, Shrimp Peels and Hair, May 2
Pentelow, Susie. “Jennie Jieun Lee”, Traction Magazine, April 30
Wallace, Ian. “This Clay’s on Fire! Behind the Surprising New Renaissance in Ceramic Art”, Artspace, April 17
Steadman, Ryan. “Bad Fog: Eight Artists in Eddie Martinez’s Circle”, Whitewall Magazine, February 3

Rakowski, Kelly. “Jennie Jieun Lee Ceramicist”, Sight Unseen, September 9
Bonney, Grace. “Jennie Jieun Lee”, Design Sponge, August


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