KHAN LEE

  • Born in Seoul, Korea 1972. Artist. Founding member of artist collective Intermission and a present member of artist collective Instant Coffee.

EDUCATION

1996
-2000

  • Fine Art Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Hong-Ik University. Seoul,Korea.

1991
-1993

  • Architecture Hong-Ik University. Seoul,Korea.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • Red, Green, and Blue. Installation. Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite. Currated by Diana Freundl
  • 흉내내기. Republic Gallery Vancouver, BC
  • Ascending : Black, White, and Brown. Installation in collaboration with Andrew Lee. Dynamo Artists Association, Vancouver BC

2015

  • Ich Cho Shin Mu. Temporary Outdoor Installation. Yonago City, Totori, Japan. Hosted by AIR475
  • All is now from here on. Site specific installation as a part of ISEA 2015. In collaboration with Andrew Lee
  • Take Your Time. Republic Gallery, Vancouver BC

2014

  • Shunt. 7ch Synched HDVideo,20min. Kamloops Art gallery Curated by Makiko Hara
  • Hearts and Arrows. Outdoor Screening, Totory Residency Festival Yonago City, Totori, Japan

2013

  • Hearts and Arrows. HD Video, 75min. Centre A, Vancouver Curated by Makiko Hara

2012

  • Circulation Patterns. Two-person exhibition with Michelle Allard SFU Gallery Curated by Rachel Lafo

2009

  • Untitled. Centre A, Vancouver Curated by Makiko Hara

2006

  • Summer2005. Photo Installation. CSA Space, Vancouver Curated by Steven Tong

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • Ambivalent pleasures. Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Jesse Mckee
  • An agreeable state of uncertainty. Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Stephen Waddell

2012

  • Beyond Vague Terrain. Surrey Art Gallery Curated by Jordan Storm

2010

  • Magic. Tegenboschvanvreden Amsterdam, Holland
  • Everything Everyday. Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Bruce Grenville
  • New Forms Festival. Sculpture for New Forms Festival 2010, Vancouver Curated by Malcolm Levy

2008

  • Return Policy. Sculpture. Shudder Gallery Vancouver, BC Curated by Julianne Claire

2006

  • Why I’m so unhappy. Sculpture. Or Gallery BC Curated by Michelle Faguet

2004

  • Velo-mutation. kinetic sculptures. Various Outdoor Locations. Produced by Sara Ross, Jim Hoehnle, & Khan Lee
  • EVENT. Old Electric Building Curated by Sara MacCauley

2003

  • Raw Potential. Design Exhibition. 44 Water Street
  • No apologies necessary. Design Exhibition. Prince Takamato Gallery. Tokyo, Japan

2000

  • Sound Separation. Installation. Western Front artist-run center Curated by Jonathan Middleton

SELECTED COLLECTIVE PRACTICES

  • Please refer to http://www.instantcoffee.org and http://www.inter-mission.org for a complete list of the artist’s collaborative practice.
  • Instant Coffee is Jeniffer Papararo, Jin Han Ko, Kate Monro, and Khan Lee. Intermission is Derek Brunen, Khan Lee, Marianne Bos, Mark Brady, Miriam Needoba, Natalie Purschwitz, and Steve Calvert.

2014

  • Say nothing in bright colour. public artwork, Burnaby, BC

2012

  • IC perpetual sunset. public artwork, Burnaby, BC
  • Feeling so much yet Doing so little. 12 years of Instant Coffee Projects, Western Front, Vancouver, BC

2011

  • IC Blanket mural. Instant Coffee Public Art commission, Commonwealth Community Centre, Edmonton, BC

2010

  • IC Light Bar Vancouver. as a part of city of Vancouver Public art Project ‘Bright Light’

2009

  • Disco Fallout shelter. Subvision Festival, Hamburg, Germany
  • Disco Fallout shelter. Instant Coffee Installation, Toronto Sculpture Garden
  • IC Nooks. Instant Coffee Installation as part of a group exhibition ‘How soon is Now’, Vancouver Art Gallery
  • IC Light Bar. Satellite event/ installation Hosted by Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

2008

  • Main Street Public Art Projects: Bright Future.
    Instant Coffee Public Art Commission, Hosted by City of Vancouver and TransLink
  • Say Nothing in Bright Colours. Instant Coffee Installation MKG Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • IC Light Bar. Installation Coffee Installation Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Norway Presented by Flaggfabrikken
  • What We Bring to Table. Instant Coffee installation in group exhibition, Oakville Gallery, ON, Curated by Marnie Fleming

2007

  • If you lived here you’d be home by now. Instant Coffee installation as part of Encuentro International Medellin 07, Museum of Antioquia, Medellin, Columbia
  • If you lived here you’d be home by now. Henry Art Gallery Satellite, Bumper shoot festival Seattle, WA
  • IC Nooks. Instant Coffee Installation, Mercer Union Gallery, ON

2006
– 2003

  • Mercury Theater.  Annual Intermission Event, SWARM Produced by Intermission, Hosted by PAARC

2005

  • Blow Out. Instant Coffee vs. Intermission installation/ performance, 69 Pender Gallery, BC

2003

  • Raw On. Intermission performance, IM Studio, Vancouver, BC, Produced by Video In Artist’s Run Center

2001

  • Prohep. Intermission installation/ performance, Western Front Artist Run Center

REVIEWS/ ARTICLES

2016

  • “Review of Red, Green, Blue”, E-flux, December 15, 2016
  • Interview with 01 Magazine, Grady Mitchell and Tina Shabani, Issue 12, 2016

2013

  • “The Five Best Art Shows of 2013 in Vancouver”, Curran Folkers, The SB Blog, December 19, 2013
  • “Khan Lee: Bringing Universality to Art”, Schema Magazine, August 14, 2013
  • “Khan Lee: Hearts and Arrows”, Here and Elsewhere, July 16, 2013
  • “Art as labour: Carving an ice diamond one chip at a time,” Kevin Griffin, Art Seen, The Vancouver Sun blog, July 3, 2013
  • “Khan Lee at Centre A,” Amy Fung, Akimblog, June 25, 2013 Epoch Times, Fany Qiu, June 17, 2013
  • “Khan Lee’s Hearts and Arrows ponders the nature of perfection,” Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight, June 7, 2013
  • “Centre A launches video installation by local Asian artist,” Rachael Dudley, The Source, May 20, 2013

2012

  • Review of ‘Circulation Patterns’ : Georgia Straight by Robin Laurence

2010

  • Review of ‘untitled’ : Sculpture Magazine Nov Issue by Rachel Rafo