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Bio:

Jin Lee is a Chicago-based photographer whose project centers on forming a deeper relationship to places through close examination of their landscapes and built environments. She has received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Illinois Arts Council grant, and has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago Cultural Center, and Sioux City Art Center.  Her works are included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Madison Art Center, and Museum of Contemporary Photography.   Lee received an MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a Professor of Art at Illinois State University. She is represented by Devening Projects in Chicago.

http://deveningprojects.com/exhibitions/train-view/

http://deveningprojects.com/exhibitions/the-near-and-the-far/

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EDUCATION

MFA          School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

BA             Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 Train View, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL

2016 Faces, Lawrence and Clark, Chicago, IL

2013 Forest,Terrain, Oak Park, IL

2012 The Near and the Far, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL

Jin Lee, Rhondal McKinney, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

2010 Back Yard, Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL

2009 Floating World, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

2008 Floating World, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL

2007 Jin Lee, Anne Arden McDonald, FLATFILEgalleries, Chicago, IL

2006 Prairie: Four Seasons, Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL

2005 Environmental Law & Policy Center, Chicago, IL

Kim Beck, Jin Lee, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

2004 Wind & Prairie, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa (catalog)

2003 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2001 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Here and There, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI

2017 50x50 Invitational / The Subject is Chicago,Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2016 Sense of Place, Elmhurst Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Prairie, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

What is the Message, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 Inside Space, Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL

Surrealism and War, National Veteran’s Museum, Chicago, IL

Rooting (India); The Knowledge Project, Kochi, India

2013 The First 15, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

Art and the Urban Garden, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2012 The Mind’s I, Julius Ceasar, Chicago, IL

2011 True Self: The Search for Identity in Modern and Contemporary Art,Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, SI

Ucross, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY

2010 group show TASCHEN, TASCHEN New York, NY

Chicago: Lake and Rivers, ELPC, Chicago, IL

Ucross, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

2009 Time Trauma Drama and Rhyme, devening projects + editions, Chicago, IL

Below the Surface: A 21st Century Look at the Prairie, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Little Triggers, devening projects + editions, Chicago, IL

2008 Made in Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Girls and Company,Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

Meditations on the Grammar of Landscape, Springfield Museum, Springfield, IL

2007 go between, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL

Exquisite Crisis and Encounters, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University, NY

Tendency to Pile, MN Gallery, Chicago, IL

Meditations on the Grammar of Landscape, State of Illinois Museum, Chicago, IL

2006 Unpaved Paradise, City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, Chicago, IL

2005 Withdrawal, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France

The Promised Land, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

Sad Songs, Illinois State University Gallery, Normal, IL (catalog)

FALLAYAVADA,UCI University Art Gallery, Irvin, CA (catalog)

2003 Paradise Now, Tulane University, New Orleans, LO

Only Skin Deep National Survey, International Center for Photography, New York

2002 THERE: Sites of Korean Diaspora, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

Aleppo International Women’s Arts Festival, Aleppo, Syria

2001 The Crafted Image, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA

Paradise Now, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Walking, Bucknell Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

2000 Paradise Now, Exit Art, New York, NY

Tenacity, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland

Cameraless Wonders, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

PERMANENT COLLECTION

Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Davis Art Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Fidelity Collection, Boston, MA

LaSalle Bank of America Photography Collection, Chicago, IL

City of Chicago Public Art Collection, Glodblatt building, Chicago, IL

GRANTS & AWARDS

2018 Illinois State University Faculty Outstanding Creativity Award

2017 City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Individual Artists Program (IAP) Grant

2015 Illinois State University Faculty Research Grant

2012 Illinois Arts Council Artist Project Grant

2009 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant

2005 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Artist Fellowship, New York

2004 Illinois State University Faculty Research Grant

2001 Creative Time Artist Grant, New York

PUBLICATIONS

2020 Guggenheim Fellowship Project, Aperture, NY, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2016 Picturing the Prairie, exhibition catalog, Figge Art Museum, IA

2011 J in Lee: Wind and Prairie, exhibition catalog, Sioux City Art Center, IA

2004 The Land Report, The Land Institute, Salina, KS

2002 Lyle Rexer, Antiquarian Avant-Garde, Abrams Press, NY

1998 Book of Heads, Artist book, Distributed by Printed Matters, NY, Sara Ranchhouse Publishing, Chicago, IL

1996 Diane Nuemaier, Reframings: New American Feminist Photographies,Temple University Press, PA

1996 Artist project,Ms Magazine, July/August

1991 Artist project, WhiteWalls: A Journal of Language and Art, summer

ARTISTS RESIDENCIES

2018 Visiting Artist, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2013 Hambidge Foundation Residency Program, Rabun, GA

2010 Gros Morne Park Artist Residency, Newfoundland, Canada

Caldera Artist Residency, Sister, OR

2009 Anderson Center Residency, Red Wing, MN

2006 Ucross Foundation Residency Program, Ucross, WY

2003 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2001 MacDowell Artist Colony, Peterborough, NH

2000 Ucross Foundation Residency Program, Ucross, WY

1999 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

2018 Panel, “Looking Closely, Leaping In: Discussion on Lake Michigan”, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL

Visiting artist lecture, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2016 Artist presentation, Encountering Materiality: Science, Art, Language Conference, Geneva, Switzerland

Artist talk, Elmhurst Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Visiting artist lecture, Grand Challenge Learning, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL

2011 Artist talk, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

2009 Artist lecture, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

2005 Visiting artist lecture, St. Olaf College, Minnesota

2004 Artist lecture, Sioux City Art Center, Iowa

2003 Artist lecture, Museum of Contemporary Photography

2001 Panel, “Predicament of Place”, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

Artist lecture, University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Art

2001 Artist lecture, “Metropolis: Art in Chicago” series, Art Institute of Chicago

Visiting artist, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Visiting artist presentation, DePaul University, Chicago, IL,

2000 Artist Lecture, Reicher Gallery, Barat College, IL

Artist Presentation, “Bio-Taylorism: Power Point Presentation”, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland

Visiting artist lecture, School of Arts and Design, Zurich, Switzerland

Presentation, Real Work New Media Festival, Werkeleitz, Germany

1999 Artist presentation, “Bio-Taylorism”, European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany

1997 Visiting artist lecture, Art Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1996 Visiting artist, Manchesters Craftsmen's Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

1995 Visiting artist lecture, Art Department, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May

TEACHING

Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Professor, School of Art (1996 - present)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Photography Department, (1991-1996)

Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Instructor, Photography Department, (1990-1996)