Hye Rim Lee

New York, USA
Hye Rim Lee lives and works in New York and Auckland New Zealand

place & year of birth
Seoul, South Korea in 1963

featured galleries

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Intermedia)
Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Bachelor of Music (Voice)
Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

solo exhibitions
Crystal City, Max Lang Gallery, New York

BOOM BOOM: super heroine super beauty, 24HR ART -The NT Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, Australia
Obsession/ Love Forever, Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand

2006 Candyland, Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand

Super Toy, Show, Wellington, New Zealand Powder Room, The Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
BOOM BOOM: super heroine super beauty, St Paul’s Gallery outdoor screen, AK05, Auckland, New Zealand

BOOM BOOM: super heroine super beauty, Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand

The Birth of TOKI: hundreds and thousands, Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand
Bunny Boom, Rip Shit and Bust Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Hello Toki ;), Moving Image Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

group exhibitions
The Subject Now, curated by Tina Barton, Adam Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Mirror States, curated by Kathy Cleland, Cambelltown Arts Center, Sydney
Luxury of Love, curated by Davide Centineo, Vanina Holasek Gallery, New York

'Good Morning Mr. Paik Nam June: His Life, Friends and Art' Korean Cultural Centre, London, curator: Ji Yoon Lee
ISCP Open Studio Weekend, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, curator: Sara Reisman
Business and Pleasure volume 2, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, curator: Rita Palma
The New Media Festival 07, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami
Shall We Smell? Space C, Coreana Meseum of Art, Seoul, Korea, curator; Myung Jee Bae
Videoteque, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel
Group Show Part 2, Kukje Gallery, Seoul

The sea that has two names, video art from Korea, Casa Asia, Barcelona, curator: Cristina de la Fuente, Manu Park
Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton
Power Ball 6, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
OFF LOOP ’06 Festival, New Zealand Scapes, Espai Liceu, Barcelona, curator: Mercedes Vicente
OFF LOOP ’06 Festival, Busan Biennale 2006, Casa Asia, Barcelona, curator: Manu Park
The Original Neo Aesthetics of Animamix MoCA Shanghai, China, curator: Victoria Lu
EXPOSED: black box & crystal ball, cross-cultural contemporary media art project in public sites, London, curator: Ji Yoon Lee
Animamix, Hangzhou The 2nd China International Cartoon and Animation Festival, Hangzhou, China
Open Studio Exhibition, SSamzie Space, Seoul, Korea
Fiction@Love / Forever Young Land, MoCA Shanghai, China, curator: Victoria Lu

Paradiso D’amore: New Aesthetics of Animamic Age, The Hangzhou West Lake Expo Museum, Millennium Museum, Beijing,
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, curator: Victoria Lu
MadeKnown, UTS gallery, Sydney
The TSB Collection Show, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Break/Shift, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, curator: Greg Burke, Simon Rees
Telecom Prospect 2004: New Art New Zealand, City Gallery
Wellington, Mediaplex, NZ Film Archive, Wellington, curator: Emma Bugden
Water Works, RM 103, Auckland

ICECA – Initiative for Cultural Exchange and Computer Arts,
Intersculpt, Snowwhite Gallery, Auckland
Extra Lives, a selection of works from Arcadia exhibition at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, the Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
Sublime Metaphor, Oxford Museum, England, Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, USA, curator: Jan White
Portraiture, te tuhi – the mark gallery, Auckland
Upfront: the foyer art project, AK03, Generator Bates office and
Price Waterhouse Coopers building foyer, Auckland, curator: Derrick Cherrie, Hanna Scott
Arcadia: the other life of video games, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, curator: Hanna Scott
Cuckoo: Put Out More Flags! Moving Image Centre, Auckland
TOKI/Cyborg, Bunny Boom, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland

Break, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, curator: Simon Rees
Hello TOKI ;), Creative New Zealand office, Auckland
Nightvision, Freyberg Place, High Street, Auckland
Small Time, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
Pelvic Trust 2, 37 Crummer Rd, Auckland
The Bold and the Beautiful, Grantham Galleries, Auckland

Elamlive@SCAPA, Kenneth Myers Centre, Auckland
Streets Ahead Streets Apart, NZ Film Archive, Auckland
Goggle Box, Light Box, Auckland

Emma Son, ‘Inside Out: Examined, Exposed, Expressed’, catalogue for Group Show Part Two: Hye Rim Lee, Kyung Jeon, Hideaki Kawashima, YP, Kukje Gallery Seoul Korea, pp 6-17
Whang You Mee, ‘Artists expose personal identities’ The Korea Herald, February 15
Park Soo Mee, ‘Four Artists’ Twisted Takes on Reality’, Joong Ang Daily, February 16

Charlotte Huddleston, ‘From the powder room’ Powder Room catalogue, pp.3-7
Ron Hanson, ‘Re-Channelling Desire – the Creation of Prince G’, White Fungus, issue 7 December, pp. 63-64
Dr. Barry King, ‘Cybernetics and Sex’, Powder Room catalogue, pp. 23-25
Jaenine Parkinson, ‘Beautification and Regulation’, Powder Room catalogue, pp. 19-21
Lash, Super Toy, Powder Room’, aen journal, issue 2: creativity and ethnic communities, December, available on line at www.aen.org.nz
John Hurrell, ‘Too much work – but still some treats’, Trust Waikato
National Contemporary Art Award, Artbash, 7 Aug 06, available online at www.artbash.co.nz/display.asp?thread_number=793
Dr. Barry King, ‘Orientalizing Sexism: Hye Rim Lee’s TOKI, Afterimage, vol 33, no.4, pp. 25-29

Ron Hanson, ‘Fantasy and Confrontation’, White Fungus, issue 5, December, pp. 22-27
T.J McNamara, ‘Stacks of style and horsepower’, New Zealand Herald, December 14, p. B5
Natasha Conland, 'Passing Through: A Base in New Zealand Art'.
Broadsheet: Adelaide, vol.3 4 no. 2, June-August 2005, pp. 84-86
Andrew Clifford, ‘TOKI the alien bunny grows into a woman’, New Zealand Herald, June 15, p. B6
T.J McNamara, ‘Transformations are executed with elegance, yet make a powerful impact’, New Zealand Herald, June 1, p. B5
William McAloon, ‘The Arrival Lounge’, New Zealand Listener, vol.197, no. 3383, March 12-18, p. 48
Simon Rees, ‘Focus: Changing Address’, Visit, #7, Summer/Autumn, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, p. 11

Rebecca Rice, ‘Exhibitions, Wellington’, Art New Zealand, No 112/Spring, p. 52
William McAloon, ‘The grand illusion’ New Zealand Listener, July 17~23, vol.194, no.3349, p. 46
Jaenine Parkinson, ‘Hye Rim Lee’, NZ Art Monthly, July ~ August, available online at http://www.nzartmonthly.co.nz
Emma Bugden, ‘Welcome In’, Telecom Prospect 2004 exhibition online catalogue, www.telecomprospect2004.org.nz
T.J. McNamara, ‘The galleries: Art of saying one thing and meaning another’, New Zealand Herald, March 17, p. B5
Gregory Burke, ‘Recent exhibitions in New Zealand’, Art & Australia, #41 no.3, p. 478

Hanna Scott, Arcadia: the other life of video games, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, p. 30
Natasa Kruscic, 'Hye Rim Lee and The Birth of TOKI', NZ Art Monthly, December, available online at http://www.nzartmonthly.co.nz/kruscic_001.html
Sue Gardiner, ‘AK03, Artnotes NZ North Island’, Art Monthly Australia, #165, p. 37
Virginia Were, ‘The graduates’, Art News New Zealand, #23, p. 54
Rhoda Fowler, ‘Hye Rim Lee’ Portraiture, te tuhi – the mark, p. 27
Simon Rees, ‘Point Break’ Visit, #5, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, p. 5

Screen Innovation Production Fund, A partnership between Creative New Zealand and the NZ Film Commission
Asia NZ Foundation Fund
Bananaland, Auckland City CBD Project public video commission
Ssamzie Space Studio Programme artist in residence, Seoul, Korea

Asia NZ Foundation Fund
Arts Board: Creative and Professional Development, Creative New Zealand

Screen Innovation Production Fund, A partnership between Creative New Zealand and the NZ Film Commission

Arts Board: New Work, Creative New Zealand

Elam Art Scholarship