Jaye Rhee revels in the space between the ironic and the poignant with work that simultaneously incorporates video, photography, and performance. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Rhee graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA, MFA).
Her work has since been exhibited at various international venues, including Albright­ Knox Art Gallery, Norton Museum of Art, Queens Museum, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Kobe Biennale 2007, The Seoul Museum of Modern Art, DOOSAN Art Center (Seoul), Gyeonggi Museum of Art (South Korea), Leeum Samsung Museum (Seoul), the Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura (Portugal) and La Triennale di Milano (Milan).
Rhee also participated in the Artists’ residencies of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Main 2009, Palais de Tokyo Workshop Program in Paris 2009, Changdong International Studio Program in Seoul 2008, Aljira Emerge Program at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in New Jersey 2008, Artist in Market Place Program in Bronx Museum in 2005 and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Program 2012.
Among her awards are the Yonkang (DOOSAN) Art Award 2011, Franklin Furnace Fund 2010, SeMA Young Artist Grant from Seoul Museum of Art 2010, Arts Council Korea Grant for Cultural Exchange 2010 and 2009, and Korea­America Foundation for the Arts Award 2008.
In 2010, Spector Press released her monograph Imageless. This retrospective of her oeuvre charts the evolution of her work over a decade and is accompanied by essays that deal with Rhee’s approach to her art by Carol Becker, Raul Zamudio, Sara Reisman and Edwin Ramoran. Prior to its publication, her work had already been featured in Carol Becker’s essay “Intimate, Immediate, Spontaneous, Obvious: Educating the Unknowing Mind” in Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art (University of California Press). It has also been the subject of reviews in numerous periodicals, including ARTnews, The New York Times, Palm Beach daily, Artslant, Artlyst, Art in Culture and Art Asia Pacific Magazine.
She lives and works in New York.

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions
2016     Shaping the Presence, Forming the Absence, Texas State University Galleries, San Marcos, TX
2015     Jaye Rhee, The Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
2014     Overlapping and Unfolding, CAAA, Guimaraes, Portugal
2013     Gravity and Lightness, Doosan Gallery, Seoul
              The Flesh and the Book, Doosan Gallery, New York
2010     And the Ship Sails on, Cais Gallery, Seoul
              A Time Too Late, A Time Too Early, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY
              Hardboard Sky, Corridor Gallery, NY
2009    Now You See It, Now You Don’t, KCCLA, Los Angeles
2007    Le Vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd’hui, Galerie Gana Beaubourg, Paris, France
             When All the Lovers in the World Are on the Phone at Once, Gallery Factory, Seoul
2004    Video Landscape: Real Fake, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

Two-Person Exhibitions
2017      Memories Look at Me, Gallery EM, Seoul
2011      Fabulous Opera, GYM Project, Seoul
2008     The Only Thing That I Believe, Kasia Kay Art Project, Chicago
Selected Group Exhibitions 
Daejeon Art and Science Biennale: Future of Cities, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, S.Korea
Songeun Collection:Past Present Future, Songeun, Seoul, S.Korea
I Am My Own Other, Magjib, Seoul, S.Korea
Corpus Gestus Vox, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Gyeonggido, S.Korea
Wednesday is Indigo Blue, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, S.Korea
The Secret Life, Gallery Baton, Seoul, S.Korea
Art Finds a Way, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Compulsion to Repeat, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, S.Korea
Pick Me, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, S.Korea
Swimming Pool, Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea, Bari, Italy
Reinstallation, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Postmodernism and Aesthetics: Collide or Steer, KCCNY, New York, NY
Heaven, Earth and Man, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, S.Korea
Single Channel Video 2000-2010, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, S.Korea
An investigation on art labour, 12 Oil Steet Art Space, Hong Kong, SAR
Sense of Rhythm: Rules and Movements, SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, S.Korea
Not Your Ordinary Storage, Songeun Art Storage, Seoul, S.Korea
Triennale di Milano, Making is Thinking is Making: New Korean Craft, Milan, Italy
La Nuit de L’instant, Marseille, France
SongEun Art Award exhibition, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, S.Korea
The Lineage of Vision: Progress through Persistence, Gallery Korea New York, NY
Interrelationship Between You, Myself and Us, BIO OKO Art Cinema, Prague, Czech Republic
Crying, Seasaw, Tear, Between: New Video, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach FL
Screening: Roppongi Art Night, Mori Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Hello Stranger, Sydney Korean Cultural Center, Sydney, Australia
Keeping it Real, CU Art Museum, CO
Videosphere: A New Generation, Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY
Gap of Images, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, S.Korea
Greening Green, Arko Art Center, Seoul, S.Korea
I Know What You Did Last Summer, St Cecilia, New York, NY
Shallow Grave, Rush Arts Gallery, NY
Facts & Faces, Media, Media, New York, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
USB, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, S.Korea
New York 9+1, Cais Gallery, Seoul, S.Korea
Aljira Emerge10, Aljira contemporary, Newark, NJ
Magnetic Power, Lee C Gallery, Seoul, S.Korea
Queens International 4, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Another Masterpiece, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, S.Korea
Course Sepia Gallery / Alkazi Collection, New York, NY
Kobe Biennale, Kobe, Japan
Incarnation Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
Seoul Six Ruminations on Recurrence Sepia Gallery, New York, NY
Open Studio, Ssamzie Art Space, Seoul, Korea
Asian Contemporary Art Week, Gallery Korea, NY
Moving Time/Nam June Paik + 30 Int’l Video Artists, Gallery Korea, New York, NY
From the Artist’s Studio: Wish You Were Here, The Living Room, Miami, FL
AIM 25, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Counterpoise, White Box,New York,  NY
Greatest Hits, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Blue, Gana Art Center, Seoul, S.Korea
Portraits and Landscapes, Alternator Gallery, BC, Canada
Butternut Ink, Asian American Art Centre, New York, NY
Perspective 2003, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Ireland
Sweet Dreams, Soap Factory, MN

Selected Public Projects
Handcrafted Reality (52 Channel Video Installation), 2021, Fulton Center NYC, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Art & Design Program
On Tact, 2020, COEX & SM Town Media Wall Seoul, Gangnam Gu Office of Seoul City
Selected Reviews and Publications
 “Jaye Rhee: Once Called Future", Frieze, August 31. 2022
Moon SoYoung "Gallery Baton Displays Artworks Loosely Tied to Space Theme" JoongAng Daily, April 5. 2021
Narang Kim “Past, Present & Future”, Vogue Korea, February 2020
Jan Sjostrom, “Norton Museum’s Artist in residence program begins with two artists”, Palm Beach Daily News, Jan. 31 2020 
"Norton Museum of Art Establishes New Artist in Residence Program", Artforum, September 2019
Alisia Chase, "Jaye Rhee" Exhibition Reviews, Afterimage, Vol.43, no.4, 2016
Nadja Sayej, “Making It Until You Fake It” Rackroom Section, Artslant, October 2014
Kiki Turner, “Jaye Rhee,” Reviews section, ARTnews, Summer 2013
Caroline Picard, “Geometric Qualities: An Interview with Jaye Rhee”, Bad at Sports, June 14, 2013
Lizanne Merrill, “Technology is Just the Vehicle,” Interview at Artlyst, May 31, 2013
Jan Sjostrom, “Norton’s Budding Video Collections Exhibition Channels Meditative Harmony”, Palm Beach Daily News, July 12, 2012
Boran Kim, “Fabulous Opera” Exhibition Review, Art in Culture, October 2011
Bruce Adams, “Gallery View: Mediamania”, Buffalo Spree, September 2011
Yehuda E. Safran, “Swan & Niagara” in Potlatch Issue #2, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, Spring 2011
Sooyoung Kim “6 Curators & 12 Artists” Section, Art in Culture, January 2011
Jackson McDade, “Movement Here and There” Artslant, October 2010
Benjamin Genocchio, ‘’A Decade of Emergence’’ The New York Times, August 28, 2009
Woo-Je Sung, “Why the Swan Swims in a Bathhouse?” Wolgan Misool, May 2009
Jieun Kim, “Serious Humor, Earnest Reflection” Weekly Dong-A, April 1st, 2009
Feature in “Inside Portfolio” Section, Art in Culture, February 2008
Han-Seung Ryu, Wolgan Misool, December 2007
Kyung Kim, “Let’s pretend we’re swans” Harper’s BAZAAR November 2007
Benjamin Genocchio, “Korean Artist Mix, and Nature Mingles” The New York Times August 19, 2007
Harry Perlmutter, “Moving Time” Art Asia Pacific
Eleanor Hartney, “Introduction” in Eight Korean Artists, AHL Foundation, 2005

Awards/ Distinctions/ Residencies
2022      18th Street Arts Center Artists Residency, Santa Monica, CA
2020      Norton Museum of Art Inaugural Artist Residency, West Palm Beach, FL
2019       Delfina Foundation Residency, London, UK
2018       Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, Corsicana, TX
2017       Byucksan Cultural Foundation Art Grant, Byucksan Cultural Foundation
2015       The 15th Songeun Art Award, Songeun Art & Cultural Foundation
2013      Centro para os  Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura Residency, Guimaraes, Portugal
2012      LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) Swing Space Residency, New York, NY
2011       Yonkang Art Award, Doosan Yonkang Foundation 
2010      Franklin Furnace Fund
               Art Council Korea Grant for Cultural Exchange
2009     Palais de Tokyo Workshop Program, Paris, France
2008     MMCA (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) International Artist Residency, Seoul
               KAFA Award, Korea Arts Foundation of America

Public Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 
Leeum (SAMSUNG Museum), Seoul, S.Korea
Asian Art Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta,GA 
Buffalo AKG Art Museum (formerly Albright Knox Art Gallery), Buffalo, New York 
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Colorado University, Colorado
New York Public Library, New York
Artist Book Collection at Museum of Modern Art, New York
Thomas J.Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Flaxman Library at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul SongEun Foundation, Seoul
KOO HOUSE Museum of Art and Design Collection, Korea
I’Park Suwon City Museum, Korea 
Ssamzie Collection, Korea
Doosan Art Center Collection
Various Private Collections

2022   Artist Talk, Festival del Tempo, Genoa, Italy
2019   Artist Talk, High Museum of Art
2019   Artist Talk, University of Massachusetts Boston
2015   Artist Talk, Colgate University 
2015   Artist Talk, Songeun Art Space, Seoul
2012   Artist Talk, Colorado University, Boulder

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago