JeeYeun Lee

Art Discipline: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 29, 2022 to Sep 9, 2022

JeeYeun Lee is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago. Through performance, objects, and socially engaged art, her work explores dynamics of connection, power, violence and resistance. Her current body of work uses walking as a medium to witness the ongoing structures of settler colonialism and racial capitalism in urban built environments. She has been awarded residencies from the Santa Fe Art Institute, ACRE, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Propeller Fund, and the Awesome Foundation (Chicago chapter). She has also worked with social justice and community-based organizations for over thirty years in immigrant rights, economic justice, LGBTQ issues, and domestic violence.