About Current Residents

JeeYeun Lee

JeeYeun Lee is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago whose work explores power, violence and resistance through performance, objects, writing and social practice. Her current body of work uses walking as a medium to witness the ongoing structures of settler colonialism and racial capitalism in urban built environments. She has been awarded residencies at ACRE, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Santa Fe Art Institute, and received grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Propeller Fund, the Puffin Foundation and the Awesome Foundation (Chicago chapter). She has worked with social justice and community-based organizations for over thirty years in immigrant rights, economic justice, LGBTQ issues and domestic violence. She holds an M.F.A. in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and B.A. in Linguistics from Stanford University.

photo credit Katie Collins
photo credit Katie Collins
photo credit Paul Sedwick
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