Jae Hoon Lee
For the past ten years I have lived in different countries, including Korea, America, and New Zealand. When I immigrated to New Zealand I began documenting my daily life by using a flatbed scanner to record the changes in my skin. From this point, the body became a fundamental element to all my artworks and I have always attempted to project a sense of the body in different times and spaces.
I believe I am leading a nomadic existence through relocating myself between different cultural territories. In order to assemble an image bank that refers to my experience as a cultural wanderer, I have mainly been collecting source materials in New Zealand, Korea and other countries I have recently visited.
My daily collecting habit has so far expanded to also include natural elements such as leaves, urban scenes, daily objects and banal accidents (random situations and happenings on the street etc).
2012 Graduated Doctorate of Fine Art, University of Auckland
2001 Graduated MFA, University of Auckland
1999-2000 Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
1998 Graduated BFA, San Francisco Art Institute
1996-1998 San Francisco Art Institute
2013 Untouched as Unknown, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland
Antarctic Fever, Starkwhite, Auckland
Day and Night and day, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington