Olivia JS Lee

Olivia JS Lee is a Chicago-based Korean artist whose work explores the boundaries of perception and reality. Her art lies at the intersection of the tangible and intangible, using materials that reflect the imprints of our lived moments. Olivia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Olivia JS Lee

Olivia JS Lee is a Chicago-based Korean artist whose work explores the boundaries of perception and reality. Her art lies at the intersection of the tangible and intangible, using materials that reflect the imprints of our lived experiences. Olivia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Email
oliviajslee7@gmail.com

Instagram
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EDUCATION


2023 MFA Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014 BFA Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 



RESIDENCIES


2024 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2023 Honorable Mention of the 2023 Innovator Award, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ

2023 Resident Artist, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2024 Adjunct Professor, Fine Art & Design, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

2023 TA, Senior Capstone Exhibition, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2022 TA, Introduction to Sculpture, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2021-2022 TA, Contemporary Practice, SAIC, Chicago, IL




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2023-present Freelance Senior Designer/ Art Director, Chicago, IL

2022 Senior Designer, Weber Shandwick, Washington, D.C.

2020-2021 Art Director, U.Group, Washington, D.C.

2018-2019 Visual Design Lead, Optoro, Washington, D.C.

2018 Interactive Designer, The Washington Post, New York, NY

2015-2017 Designer, Siegel and Gale, New York, NY

2015 Design Intern, Interbrand, New York, NY


EXHIBITION


2024 Solo Exhibition, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea (forthcoming)

2024 Winter Showcase, Solas Studio, New York, NY (forthcoming)

2024 The Value 2024 International Exhibition, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea (forthcoming)

2024 Experimental Film and Video, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea (forthcoming)

2024 In View 2024, The Art Center Highland Park, Highland Park, IL

2023 Growing Up Now, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2023 Time Memory Mythos, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2023 Centerline Exhibition, ZhouB Art Center, Chicago, IL   

2023 Shape, International Photography Exhibition, PH 21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2023 Collaborate, The Art Garage, Green Bay, WI

2023 Nostalgia Exhibition, Artly Mix Cultural Space, São Paulo, Brazil

2023 Group Exhibition, The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2023 Small Works Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL  

2023 Collector’s Choice, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD   

2023 Abstraction, The Chicago Fine Art Salon, Chicago, IL

2023 8th Open International Juried Art Competition, Taravarna Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2023 No Place Like Home, MidwestNice Art, Virtual Juried Exhibition

2023 Non-Representational & Unreal, Juried Art Contest, Gallery 4%, Virtual Exhibition

2023 Juried Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2023 Graduate Exhibition One, SAIC galleries, Chicago, IL

2023 Sculpture Group Show, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL

2020 Intersection of Lights, SD Gallery, Yong-in, Korea 

2014 Form and Color, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2012 History of Graphic Design and Architecture, Chase Center, Providence, RI

2010 Series of Self, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN



PUBLISHED WORK


2020 The Fine Line Between Fine Art and Design, U.Group, Washington D.C.

2020 The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Department of State, Washington D.C.

2019 Sustainability Impact Report, Optoro, Washington D.C.

2018 Investing in a Cleaner Future, The Washington Post, NY  

2018 Exposing the Gavel Gap, The Washington Post, NY

2018 That ’70s House, The Washington Post, NY

2018 America’s Blueprint, The Washington Post, NY

2018 ’50s Flashback, The Washington Post, NY

2016 Would You Like the IRS If It Looked Like This?, Bloomberg, NY


VOLUNTEER


2023 Community Artist in Residence Committee, College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL

2023 SAIC MFA Sculpture Department, Admission Interview Panelist, Chicago, IL

2017-present RISD Portfolio Reviewer, Chicago, IL