- Born in Seoul, Korea 1972. Artist. Founding member of artist collective Intermission and a present member of artist collective Instant Coffee.
- Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Vancouver, B.C.
- Hongik University School of Architecture. Seoul, Korea.
- Wings of Desire. Republic Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
- Composition for Seven Pianos. Installation/Sound work. Robson Square, Vancouver, B.C. For Ten Different Things (Emily Carr University, CityStudio)
- People’s Salon. Installation in collaboration with Andrew Lee. Cathedral Park, Vancouver, B.C. For What Are Our Supports (Richmond Art Gallery), hosted by Or Gallery
- 108 Steps. Permanent public sculpture installation. Vancouver, B.C. Commissioned by Westbank Corp.
- Blue. Lumiere West End Festival, Vancouver, B.C.
- Rain. Permanent public sculpture installation. Vancouver, B.C. Commissioned by Edgar Development
- Red, Green, and Blue. Installation. Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite. Curated by Diana Freundl
- 흉내내기. Republic Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
- Ascending : Black, White, and Brown. Installation in collaboration with Andrew Lee. Dynamo Artists Association, Vancouver B.C.
- 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, B.C.
- Shunt. 7ch Synched HDVideo,20min. Kamloops Art Gallery. Curated by Makiko Hara
- Hearts and Arrows. Outdoor Screening, Totory Residency Festival Yonago City, Totori, Japan
- Hearts and Arrows. HD Video, 75min. Centre A, Vancouver Curated by Makiko Hara
- Circulation Patterns. Two-person exhibition with Michelle Allard. SFU Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Curated by Rachel Lafo
- Untitled. Centre A, Vancouver, B.C. Curated by Makiko Hara
- Summer2005. Photo Installation. CSA Space, Vancouver, B.C. Curated by Steven Tong
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
- Red, Green and Blue. Installation. Nuit Blanche, Winnipeg, MB.
- Red, Green and Blue. Installation. Nocturne Festival, Halifax, NS.
- 3=2+1. Prints. Looking Out of Windows, Emily Carr University.
- Hearts and Arrows. Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, ON.
- Ambivalent pleasures. Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Jesse Mckee
- An agreeable state of uncertainty. Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Stephen Waddell
- Beyond Vague Terrain. Surrey Art Gallery Curated by Jordan Storm
- Magic. Tegenboschvanvreden Amsterdam, Holland
- Everything Everyday. Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Bruce Grenville
- New Forms Festival. Sculpture for New Forms Festival 2010, Vancouver, B.C. Curated by Malcolm Levy
- Return Policy. Sculpture. Shudder Gallery Vancouver, B.C. Curated by Julianne Claire
- Why I’m so unhappy. Sculpture. Or Gallery BC Curated by Michelle Faguet
- Velo-mutation. Kinetic sculptures. Various Outdoor Locations. Produced by Sara Ross, Jim Hoehnle, & Khan Lee
- EVENT. Old Electric Building Curated by Sara MacCauley
- Raw Potential. Design Exhibition. 44 Water Street
- No apologies necessary. Design Exhibition. Prince Takamato Gallery. Tokyo, Japan
- 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.
- Pink Noise. Instant Coffee Installation. One&J Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
- Say nothing in bright colour. public artwork, Burnaby, BC
- IC perpetual sunset. public artwork, Burnaby, BC
- Feeling so much yet Doing so little. 12 years of Instant Coffee Projects, Western Front, Vancouver, BC
- IC Blanket mural. Instant Coffee Public Art commission, Commonwealth Community Centre, Edmonton, BC
- IC Light Bar Vancouver. as a part of city of Vancouver Public art Project ‘Bright Light’
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Mercury Theater. Annual Intermission Event, SWARM Produced by Intermission, Hosted by PAARC
- Blow Out. Instant Coffee vs. Intermission installation/ performance, 69 Pender Gallery, BC
- Raw On. Intermission performance, IM Studio, Vancouver, BC, Produced by Video In Artist’s Run Center
- Prohep. Intermission installation/ performance, Western Front Artist Run Center
- “Khan Lee at Republic Gallery, Vancouver”, Justina Bohach, Akimbo, February 26, 2019
- “Khan Lee”, Rhys Edwards, CanadianArt, March 21, 2019
- “Review of Red, Green, Blue”, E-flux, December 15, 2016
- Interview with 01 Magazine, Grady Mitchell and Tina Shabani, Issue 12, 2016
- “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
- Review of ‘Circulation Patterns’ : Georgia Straight by Robin Laurence
- Review of ‘untitled’ : Sculpture Magazine Nov Issue by Rachel Rafo