Jae Hoon Lee

b. 1973

"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)." Artist Statement

CIRCUIT Resources

Essay by Brendan Jon Philip 

Selected Exhibitions

Rational Geography, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington

Tilting the Horizons, Visions, Auckland

Wanderer (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
In the mood for elsewhere (solo), Ivan Anthony, Auckland

Internal Landscape (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
Liquidoscope (solo), Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland

Blue Screen (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington

Spring 1883 (w/ Robert Heald Gallery), The Establishment, Sydney, Australia
Stranger in Strange Land (solo) Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Omnipresent (solo), Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland

Saturate Every Atom, Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland
mountainseacloud (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington

Untouched as Unknown (solo), Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland
Among the Machines, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand

Antarctic Fever (solo), Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland
Day and night and day, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington

Code Unknown (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
Unguided Tours: Anne Landa Award Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
El Barroco de Aotearoa, MUCA Roma Gallery, Mexico City

Nomad (solo), Gallery, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
The Springboard Series; Annapurna, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch
Present Tense, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Hit the Wall, The New Dowse, Wellington

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

Grants and Awards
Creative New Zealand 2010
Antarctica New Zealand Arts Fellowship 2011