Jaewook Lee is an artist, writer, amateur scientist, semi-philosopher, and sometime curator. Lee is the founder and director of Mindful Joint (http://mindfuljoint.com), an annual symposium that focuses on non-hierarchical knowledge sharing in contemporary art.
Lee is the recipient of awards such as the 4th SINAP (Sindoh Artist Support Program) and the SeMA Emerging Artists and Curators Supporting Program by Seoul Museum of Art. Lee has participated in exhibitions, talks, performances, and screenings at such venues as Hong-Gah Museum in Taiwan (2018), the Buk Seoul Museum of Art in Seoul (2017), Art Sonje Center in Seoul (2017), the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2017), the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju (2016), MEINBLAU Projektraum in Berlin (2016), NURTUREart in Brooklyn (2014), the Museo Juan Manuel Blanes in Montevideo (2014), MANIFESTA 9 parallel event in Hasselt (2012), the Chelsea Art Museum in New York (2011), and the Coreana Museum in Seoul (2006), among others. Sculpture Magazine featured the oeuvre of Lee’s work in May 2017.
Lee recieved MFAs from Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Visual Arts. Lee was a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago. Lee is currently a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and SUNY Old Westbury.