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Kang Seung Lee is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in South Korea and now lives and works in Los Angeles.
The primary focus of his work is the creation of critical/cross-cultureal/queer histories by re-imagining archival information – art/artifact collections, publications, libraries, etc. His work comes from the desire to challenge the narrow perspective of the biased mainstream knowledge and places emphasis on marginalized individual experiences and personal histories. Lee works in multiple media such as graphite and colored pencil drawings, tracing, embroidery, collecting, wall installations.
Lee has had solo exhibitions at Artpace (San Antonio, TX), Pitzer College Art Galleries, Pitzer College (Claremont, CA), Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (Los Angeles, CA), Centro Cultural Border (Mexico City), and group exhibitions at Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNCG (NC), Centro Cultural Metropolitano (Quito, Ecuador), SOMArts (San Francisco, CA), LAXART(Los Angeles, CA), Raymond Gallery at Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA), among many others. His work has been reviewed and featured in Artforum, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Artnet Magazine, LA Weekly, Hyperallergic, Artillery Magazine, KCET Artbound and Glasstire.
He is a recipient of Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant and International Artist Residency/Fellowship from Artpace San Antonio. Lee received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and is currently Visiting Faculty at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.
The book mentioned in the interview is Waiting To Be Interrupted, Selected Writings 1993-2012 by Jimmie Durham.