Exhibition: January 28–March 8, 2022
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–4PM. Closed Sunday & Monday
Artist Lecture: Friday, February 25th, 3PM
Reception: Friday, February 25th, following lecture
The Grunwald Gallery of Art is pleased to present Ahree Lee: Work in Process, an exhibit of digital media and textiles by Korean American artist Ahree Lee. The exhibit, organized by the Grunwald Gallery will open on January 28 and continue through March 8, 2022. The artist will be present the week of February 25 and will be engaged in gallery talks and student critiques.
Ahree Lee is a multi-disciplinary artist working in video, new media, and textiles. She states “My most recent project investigates how invisible labor, specifically work that has traditionally been done by women, is essential to the life of economic systems. By re-establishing the links between weaving, craft and computer technology, I hope to transform the narrative concerning women’s position within the power systems of society.” The exhibit will contain several digital media pieces and handmade textiles.
Ahree Lee’s visit to the Indiana University campus is part of Korea Remixed: A Global Arts and Humanities Festival. The global festival is sponsored by Indiana University Bloomington’s Arts & Humanities Council.
About Ahree Lee
Ahree Lee received her B.A. from Yale University in English literature and a M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale School of Art, where she studied under Sheila de Bretteville.
Her many commissions include the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the 01SJ Biennial, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, the 2006 International Short Film Festival in Leuven, Belgium; the International Festival of Video Art of Casablanca and the Sundance Channel. Her Webby-nominated video Me was shown by Steve Jobs as a demo for YouTube on Apple TV and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of the Moving Image, New York. Me currently has over 9 million views.
Lee’s honors include an artist residency at Santa Fe Art Institute; a Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Award nomination; an Artist Fellowship Grant in film and video from the state of Connecticut; and an artistic career development grant from Asian American Renaissance funded by the Jerome Foundation. Lee lives and works in Los Angeles with her daughter and husband, Nathan Melsted, an electronic musician, who composes musical scores for much of Lee’s work.
This exhibition was made possible by the Indiana University Arts & Humanities Council, the Grunwald Fund and the Eskenazi School of School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University.