Born in 1972 in Séoul, South Korea
Lives and works in Bagnolet, France
Seulgi Lee has developed a unique artistic practice immediately recognizable for its use of color, gesture, simple yet elegant forms, and performance. In spite of its deference to bright, cheerful color, Lee has described her sculptural practice as utilitarian, invariably related to the power, fragility, and contingency of the body. Her works are tools, to be available at-hand, used by those who are nearby. Culled from everyday belongings, masks, and pedestrian objects, these artworks frequently employ a vocabulary more readily used to describe craft, and challenge arbitrary distinctions between mannered, formal sculptural syntax and a more popularized design or craft aesthetic. …
This year, Seulgi Lee is one of the four finalists for the Korea Artist Prize 2020 and will exhibited for this occasion at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Séoul (South Korea). Strong of collaborations with the Manufacture des Gobelins du Mobilier National, exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the galerie Jousse Entreprise also presented her work at FIAC, Art Montecarlo, and PAD London.