ABOUT SUNJOO LEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

MFA - Plastic Art & Photography
Chung-Ang University Graduate School, Seoul, Korea

 

BFA (Academic Credit Bank System) - Photography

Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

 

BA - Arts & Music

Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022: Still life, Ryu Kyung Gallery, Pyeongchang, Gangwondo, Korea

2021: Untitled, Youngeun Museum of contemporary art, Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do

2019: Musical Silence, Gallery Now, Seoul Korea

 

2017: Memorabilia, Gallery Gong, Seoul, Korea

 

2017: Wanderlust 3, Gallery Guha, Seoul, Korea

 

2016: The Garden, Space 291, Seoul,Korea

 

 

INVITATIONAL AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021~2022: 15th JMCA & Pollux Exhibition within the 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Fotonostrum Gallery, Barocelona, Spain

2020. 11-12: Vision 20 Haslla Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Haslla Art Museum, 강릉, Korea

 

2020.11-12: Black Memorabilia #9, The 2020 International Juried Show at The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA USA

 

2020: Memorabilia3 Jaqueline, “TRIFECTA -Portraits 2020” thec4fap Fort Collins, CO USA

 

2020.3: Black Memorabilia 4, “Black, White & More” Exhibition, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC, USA

 

2020.2: Black Memorabilia and Memorabilia 2 series, “Noise”, Art Museum of Kim Bosung. Seoul, South Korea

 

2019: Who we are, “Primary Source” Exhibition, The Lafayette Center Gallery at Downtown Boston, MA, USA

2019: BLACK MEMORABILIA4, 25th Juried show Exhibition, The Griffin Museum of Photography , Winchester, MA, USA

 

2019: MUSICA SILENCE, Permanent Exhibiton, Youngwol Y Park, Young Wol, South Korea

 

2019: MEMORABILIA3, Outspoken:Expanded, The RI Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI, USA

 

2018: MEMORABILIA 2,3, Permanent Exhibition, Haslla Arts Museum, Gangneung,

 

2018: MEMORABILIA3, Donggang International Photo Festival,Young Wol, Korea                            

2018: MEMORABILIA3, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA, USA

 

2016: BRISAS DE COREA, Galeria Saro Leon, Las Palmas, Spain

 

2016: Chung-Ang University’s Gallery La Mer,   Seoul, Korea

 

2015: Chung-Ang University’s Gallery Dongduk, Seoul, Korea

 

2014: Chung-Ang University Gallery Dongduk, Seoul, Korea

 

 

 

RECOGNITION

 

2020: Black Memorabilia#9 select work, 2020 International Juried Show at The Center of Photographic Art, Carmel, CA USA (Aline Smithson)

 

2020: Memorabilia3 Jaquline, “TRIFECTA-Portraits 2020” Honorable Mentions The Center for Fine art Photography at Fort Collins, CO USA (Hamidah Glasgow)

 

2020: Black Memorabilia select work, 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Category the Feminine Universe Honorable Mention (Elizabeth Avedon)

 

2020: Black Memorabilia4 select work, Black, White & More Juried Exhibition, Greenville, SC USA (Paula Tognarelli)

2019: Black Memoraiblia4 select work, 25th Juried show Exhibition, 1st Place, Richards’ Family Trust Award, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, USA. (Julie Grahame)

 

2018:  Black Memoraiblia and Musical Silence, New and Now Exhibition award, Gallery Now, Seoul,Korea (Lee Sunshim, Yang Jonghoon)

 

2018:  Memorabilia3, The growing up, Donggang International Photo Festival, YoungWol, Korea (Festival committee)

 

2018:  Memorabilia3, The San Francisco Bay Area International Photo Festival, Gold medal, ACCI Gallery, Berkely, CA, USA (Aline Smithson)

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2020: Black Memorabilia “Noise”, Seoul, Korea

 

2019: Black Memorabilia: aCurator the highlights of 2019 for aCuratour (by Julie Grahame) Brooklyn, NY USA

 

2019: Black Memorabilia and Memorabilia2:  aPhotoEditor, The Best work I saw at Photolucida, (by Jonathan Blaustein), USA

 

2019: Black Memorabilia: Summer’s Bounty/What will you remember, (by Suzanne Revy) USA

 

2019: Black Memorabilia: What will you remember, Curator’s Viewpoint- Julie Grahame, (by Elin Spring) USA

 

2019: IF1: Fraction Magazine, (by David Bram) 122-1, USA

 

2019: Memoraiblia3: AEQAI, Fotofolio: (by Kent Krugh), USA

2019: Musical Silence: Photo Art Magazine vol.361, South Korea

2019: Musical Silence, Black Memorabilia, Memorabilia1,2: Photo Dot Magazine vol57, South Korea

2019: Musical Silence: Photo Journal, South Korea

2019: Musical Silence, Memorabilia: Sports Seoul New paper, South Korea

2019: Musical Silence: FotoMa, South Korea

2018: Memorabilia: Photo Art Magazine vol.345, South Korea

2018: Memorabilia: Lenscratch, USA

2017: Memorabilia: Photo Art Magazine vol.344, South Korea

2017: Memorabilia: Ewha woman’s Univ. Magazine vol149, South Korea

2017: Wanderlust3: Photo art Magazine vol.337, South Korea

2017: Wanderlust3: SportsSeoul News Paper, South Korea

2016: The Garden: Seoul Art Guide, South Korea

2016: The Garden: Photo Dot Magazine, vol29, South Korea

BOOK

2017: Wanderlust 3, Space 291, Seoul, South Korea

RESIDENCE

2020 - 2022 Youngeun Museum of contemporary art 

SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Haslla Arts Museum, Gangneung, South Korea

YoungWol Y Park, Youngwol, South Korea

Sunjoo Lee is a mixed media photographer based in Seoul, South Korea.

Lee’s extraordinary artistic sensibility that was once portrayed through her voice is now visible through the works portrayed through her camera lens. Her photography focuses on a unique lyrical journey into her personal life.  She explores her past, present, and future world in a temporal and spatial perspective.
 

She received a BA in Music from Ewha Women University, a second BA in Photography from Chung-Ang University, and an MFA in Plastic Art & Photography from Chung-Ang University Graduate School of Photography in Seoul, Korea. In 2019, she was awarded into the 11th cohort for the prestigious artist residency program at the Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art. Through this residency, she’s currently working on her upcoming series. Lee’s acclaimed works have been exhibited widely throughout the years in South Korea.


Most recently, she had her solo exhibition at the Youngeun Museum of Contemporary art, Gwangju Korea. She’s also showcased at Gallery Now, Gallery Gong, Gallery Guha, and more in Seoul, South Korea. Her works are permanently displayed at the Haslla Arts Museum (Gangneung, Korea), and YoungWol Y. Park (Youngwol, Korea). 

Her work at large, incorporates everyday objects and subjects to make visual sense of the complexities of human emotions and feelings derived from the intangible, such as music. Her photographic inspiration stems from her experiences of living and travelling abroad. She extracts the memories and various emotions born out of the human connections she’s made during that time of being in foreign spaces. 

Building on this conceptual narrative, her work has landed her multiple recognitions, from the 2019 Critical Mass as a top 200 Finalist (USA) to the 1st Place Richards’ Family Trust Award during the 25th juried show at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, USA). In Korea, she was received the Dong Gang International Photo Festival’s Now and New Exhibition award.