Susie Lee

In the Works:
Guest lecturer at Reed College and Lewis and Clark College, Oct, 2011.
Shortlist for Tacoma Art Museum Biennial
Solo exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, February 2012. “Of Breath and Rain.”

Biography
EDUCATION:
2006
MFA, University of Washington, Seattle WA
1995
MA, Science Education, Columbia University, New York, NY
1994
BS, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2010
Vive Ancora.Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Salerno Italy
Still Lives, Washington Care Center, Seattle WA
2009
For These Unclosings, New City Theater and Theatre Off Jackson, Seattle WA
ShadowPlaying, The Art Gym, Portland OR
2008
Indeterminancy, or the Observer’s Paradox, Rendezvous Theater, Seattle WA
Bodies of Water, Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Salerno, ITALY
2007
Refrain, Lawrimore Project, Seattle WA
2006
fermata…, Ceramics and Metals Gallery, Seattle WA
2003
Bound, Ceramics and Metals Gallery, Seattle WA
Frost, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle WA
2002
Showers, Bemis Building, Seattle WA
Pending, Secluded Alley Works, Seattle WA
Wait, Bemis Building, Seattle WA
2000
Animus, Northwest Asian American Theatre, Seattle WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2011
Blink: Sound, Light, and Moving Image, Denver Art Museum, Denver CO (upcoming)
2010
Desire, Blanton Musuem, Austin TX
Arcade Celebration, The Art Stable, Seattle WA
Intellectual Property, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle WA
2009
Out of Bounds: Collection of Driek & Michael Zirinsky, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA
I am/ I am not Woman, ArtsWest Playhouse Gallery, Seattle WA
Ghost Light, Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
2008
Contested Ground, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane WA
The Terrible Twos: Lawrimore Project Biennial, Seattle WA
2007
Channel One: Single Channel Video Exhibition, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul KOREA
Aqua Art Miami, Wynwood District, Miami FL
New Members Show, SOIL Gallery, Seattle WA
MasterMinds, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA
How the Soy Sauce was Bottled, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle WA
2006
Aqua Art Miami, Aqua Hotel, Miami FL
Introducing Susie Lee, Lawrimore Project, Seattle WA
Marking Territories, Portland Art Center, Portland OR
Wired Forest, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA
2006 MFA Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
Juried Digital Video /Time Based Works, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
NCECA 2006 Exhibition, Portland OR
2005
Illuminaughty, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA
Summer Works Show, Ceramics | Metals Gallery, Seattle WA
Touching Art, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
Coupling III, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA
2004
Xchange, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA
Works in Progress, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
2003
The Last Judgment, Bumbershoot, Seattle WA
Klay: Juried Show, Ceramics | Metals Gallery, Seattle WA
2002
Preface, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA
From the Ground Up, Duvall WA
Inchoate, Prudential Center, Seattle WA
2001
It’s Just Like the Movies, Lil’ Red Shack, Seattle WA
FAKE, Vital5 Productions, Seattle WA
Seclusion, Secluded Alley Works, Seattle WA
I Scream, You Scream, Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury CT
Pigs on Parade: Pike Place Market Public Art, Seattle WA
National Juried Cup Show, Gallery 138, Kent OH,
2000
Good n’ Guilty: Juried Show, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA

AWARDS:
2011
Northwest Contemporary Art Award by the Portland Art Museum
2010
The Stranger Genius Award
CityArtist Award
SEED Arts and 4Culture Site Specific Grant
Jack Straw Full Scholarship and Residency
4Culture Individual Projects Award
Theatre Off Jackson Artistic Residency
2009
Public Art Commission: Finn Hill JHS Permanent Installation (installation 2011)
4Culture Individual Projects Award
Centrum Arts Residency
Public Arts Project: Seattle Parks and Recreation Curatorial Award
2008
4Culture Individual Projects grant
Mayor’s Office CityArtist Project award, Seattle Arts Commission
Selected for Streetcar Public Art Project, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Shortlist for Stranger Genius Award in Visual Art
WA State Arts Commission Public Artist Roster
2007
Artist Trust GAP grant
4Culture Special Projects grant
Permanent commission: Grand Staircase Installation, Wing Luke Asian Museum
2006
Best Emerging Artist, Seattle Weekly
Nordstrom Recognition Award, University of Washington
Juror’s Award: Digital Video / Time Based Works
2005
Kottler / Noritake Scholarship
Jury Award: Touching Art
2004
University of Washington Recruitment Scholarship
2003
Juror’s Award, Klay, University of Washington
1995
Carnegie Mellon Fellowship

COLLECTIONS:
Works in private /permanent collections in New York, Denver, London, Austin, Atlanta, New Jersey, Seattle, Rome, Seoul, Boise Art Museum, Washington State Services for the Blind, Colby College Museum of Art, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Washington Care Center, Denver Art Museum
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Jen Graves, “Visual Art Genius Awards,” The Stranger, Sept 17, 2010
Regina Hackett, “Susie Lee is a Genius,” Another Bouncing Ball, Aug 4, 2010
Jen Graves, “And so it begins,” Stranger SLOG, Aug 4, 2010
Jen Graves, Brainy, Sexy,” The Stranger, Feb 2, 2010
Regina Hackett, “DJ Loves You. No, really,” Another Bouncing Ball, Jan 19, 2010
Jeremy Barker, “Susie J Lee’s For These Unclosings Final Night,” Sunbreak, Sept 2009
Jen Graves, “Midnight Ride Around,” The Stranger, Aug 2009
Jen Graves, “An Artist Breaks Out,” Stranger SLOG, Aug 2009
Jeremy Barker, “Susie J Lee Moves from the Gallery to the Theater,” Seattlest, Aug 2009
Jen Graves, “Draw the Difference between Yesterday and Today,” Stranger SLOG, Feb 3, 2009
Bob Hicks, “Remember how you used to play?” The Oregonian, Jan 30, 2009
Jori Finkel, Artists to Watch,” ArtNews January 2009
“Korean American Artist named Artist to Watch,” ChosunIlbo Jan 20, 2009
Adriana Grant, “Not Nada—Susie J Lee at Strikethrough,” Seattle Weekly, Oct 24 208
Sheila Farr, “A Museum’s Metamorphosis,” The Seattle Times, May 25 2008
Regina Hackett,” Wing Luke Asian Museum’s new building is…” The Seattle PI, May 28 2008
Renata Caragliano,” Le sculture d’acqua per pregare con l’arte,” ˆLa Repubblica, April 16 2008
Erminia Pellecchia, “Tiziana e Susie, l’arte ritrove casa alle Botteghelle,” Il Mattino, April 12 2008
“Una galleria d’arte moderna nei local ex Botteghelle,” La Citta di Salerno, April 11 2008
Jen Graves, “The Eye of the Storm,” The Stranger, Nov 13 2007
Tracey Fugami, “Susie J Lee Investigates Memory in Refrain…” Int’l Examiner, Nov 2007
Troy’s Work Table, “Dissection of a Day—Refrain,” Nov 2007
Sheila Farr, “Inhabiting Space Two Ways: Boldly and Hardly at All,” Seattle Times, Nov 9 2007
Carrie EA Scott, “Susie J Lee’s Unromantic Emotions Spill…” Seattle Weekly Oct 10 2007
Jen Graves, ”The Half That Has Gone Missing,” The Stranger, Oct 17 2007
Regina Hackett, “Susie J Lee’s Sound and Videos Engage…” Seattle PI, Oct 25 2007
Jordan Hartt, “Metaphorical Language: The Visual Art of Susie J Lee,” Centrum, Fall 2007
Steven Vroom, “Teens Making Metaphors at the Frye,” Capitol Hill Times, June 28 2007
Ann Williams, “Susie J Lee’s Journey into Visual Alchemy,” Centrum, Summer 2007
Regina Hackett, “Visual Arts 2006 Best Exhibits at Galleries,” Seattle PI, Dec 29, 2006
Regina Hackett, “Seattle Artists Again Find a Place in the Miami Sun,” Seattle PI, Dec 16, 2006
Jen Graves, “The Good Binge,” The Stranger, Dec 14, 2006
Margery Gordon, “Art Basel Miami: Offbeat Highlights from the Fair Trail,” ArtInfo, Dec 13, 2006
Regina Hackett, “Knockout Work by a Trio of Young Artists,” Seattle PI, Oct 27, 2006
Jim Demetre, “Kerry Skarbakka, Susie J Lee at Lawrimore Project,” Artdish, October 5 2006
Jen Graves,” Good Morning Slide Show,” The Stranger SLOG, September 7, 2006
Sue Peters, “Best of Seattle 2006: Best Emerging Artist,” Seattle Weekly, August 2, 2006
Jen Graves, “Introducing Susie Lee,” The Stranger, June 14, 2006
Regina Hackett, “The Henry Dresses Up in Dandy Duds,” Seattle PI, June 2, 2006
Jim Demetre, “UW MFA at the Henry,” Artdish, May 26, 2006
Steven Vroom, “Henry MFA Exhibit,” Vroom Journal, May 30, 2006
Sue Peters, “You’ve Been Warned,” Seattle Weekly, March 15, 2006
Nancy Joseph, “A Touching Art Experience,” UW College of Arts and Sciences, Autumn, 2005
Jack Broom, “Please Touch the Art,” Seattle Times, June 20, 2005
“Germinate—Featured” Seattle Weekly, April 2, 2003

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2010
Cornish School for the Arts Guest Lecturer
King County 4Culture Public Arts Advisory Committee
Evergreen State University Guest Lecturer
Graduate student thesis committee, University of WA 3D4M
Curator, Wet and Leatherhard: At the Edge of Ceramics, Lawrimore Project, Seattle WA
Juror, 4Culture Gallery
2009
Guest Lecturer, Issues and Influences, University of WA, Seattle WA
Juror, Steambot Exhibition, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA
Moderator and Panelist, Art Leadership Lab Creative Conversations, Seattle WA
Centrum Artist Resident, Port Townsend, WA
Guest Writer, “The Art of Discovery, Journal of Science Communication, Naples Italy
Guest speaker, Frayed Wire, Seattle WA
Curator of Seattle Parks / 4Culture project: Murakami in the Park
Visiting Instructor, University of Washington
2008
Teaching Artist, Frye Art Museum
Juror, Annual student competition, Landscape Architecture, UW
2007
Teaching Artist, Frye Art Museum
Visiting guest artist, Landscape Architecture, UW
Panelist for How the Soy Sauce was Bottled
Teaching Artist, Centrum Arts Center
Juror for Union Street Electric Gallery
2006
Visiting guest artist, Introduction to New Media, University of WA
Curator: Coupling IV: Secret Handshake, CoCA, as co-director of StrangeCo.
Curator: Marking Territories, Portland Art Center
2005
Teaching Assistant, 3-Dimensional Design, University of WA
Curator: Illuminaughty, Center on Contemporary Arts, as co-director of StrangeCo.
2003
Curator: Germinate, Bemis Building, Seattle WA, juried by Doug Jeck
2000-01
Resident artist, Kirkland Arts Center

SUSIE JUNGUNE LEE was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania and grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She was awarded a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and a Masters in Education at Columbia University. She received her MFA at the University of Washington and currently resides in Seattle.