Susan Lee-Chun

  • Sue’s your lucky rabbit (red, pink, yellow, blue, violet, black)
    2016
    Resin and nickel chain
    4 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches

  • La Chinita
    2016
    Aluminum and enamel
    23 1/2 x 24 x 1 1/4 inches

  • Untitled (Yes, he’s my uncle, not really at all. It’s just soap)
    2016
    Glycerin soap
    13 1/4 x 9 x 4 1/2 inches

  • Untitled (Gibberish)
    2016
    Aluminum and enamel
    12 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Untitled (Mask, I)
    2016
    Hair extensions, foam, and polymer clay
    20 x 21 x 5 1/2 inches

  • No se habla…
    2016
    Plexiglas and chrome plastic chain
    24 x 16 3/4 x 1/4 inches

  • Untitled
    2014
    Mixed media
    Dimensions variable

  • Untitled Pedestal I
    2010
    EPS foam, enamel, plaster, socks, sneakers and selected objects
    Dimensions variable

  • Untitled Pedestal II
    2010
    EPS foam, enamel, plaster, socks, sneakers and selected objects
    Dimensions variable

  • C’mon Baltimore, Everybody Suzercize!
    June 23, 2010
    Performance
    Americans for the Arts/ Public Arts Network Half-Century Summit, hosted by Maryland Art Place
    Baltimore, Maryland

  • C’mon Baltimore, Everybody Suzercize!
    June 23, 2010
    Performance
    Americans for the Arts/ Public Arts Network Half-Century Summit, hosted by Maryland Art Place
    Baltimore, Maryland

  • Everybody Suz-ercise! (pumping weights)
    2009
    Video still
    Edition of 3

  • Let’s Suz-ercise! (Chicago-style)
    2009
    Single-channel video
    Edition of 3

  • Suzercise (mirrored symmetry, composition #1)
    2009
    Maple veneer, corrugated pad, leather vinyl, spay enamel, acrylic, aluminum and embroidered towels
    72 x 72 x 42 inches

  • You are cordially invited to tea time courtesy of The Suz
    2008
    Wood, veneer, adhesive, fabric, ceramic tea set, decals
    84 x 84 x 24 inches

  • The Suz in da’ House (detail)
    2008
    Kitchen stage-set sculpture
    Wood, mdf, paper, fabric, and selected objects

  • The Suz in da’ House (A faux real cooking show promotional poster)
    2008

  • When Sue met Sioux
    2008
    Fabric, plaster, corrugated pads, dowel rods, polyfil, acrylic paint, Installation view, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
    Dimensions variable

  • The Suz – It’s Faux Real logo
    2008

  • Sioux (profile)
    2007
    Lambda print
    20 x 24 inches

  • The end is here (Sioux marching away to the beat of her drum)
    2007
    Lambda print
    36 x 24 inches

  • Not Again (Sioux comes back for more)
    2007
    Lambda print
    36 x 24 inches

  • Facade- The Figurative Kind: Untitled Still #8
    2006
    Lambda Print, Installation view, The Moore Space, Miami, FL
    30 x 22 inches

Susan Lee-Chun is founder, investor, employee, and infrastructure of the Suz: a faux-corporation managing three distinct egos. The essence of the Suz– assimilation, independence, and mediation– form the trident of otherness that Lee-Chun addresses in her self-referential examination of race and identity politics. Like classical Greek theater, the Suz mask familiar instances of personal and group agendas including home exercise videos, tea ceremonies, and the act of seeing. Lee-Chun’s elaborate performances, their artifacts, and multi-media documentation present an acute lexicon of anthropological franchising as it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish from the assumption of dominant Americana.

 

Susan Lee-Chun was born in Seoul, Korea, and lives and works in Miami. Since studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004, MA), Susan Lee-Chun has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad – Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark; 2006 Vienna Biennale, Vienna, Austria; Pacific Asia Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL. She has held residencies at the Bemis Center in Omaha, NE, Three Walls in Chicago, IL, and McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina (2011). In February 2015, Susan Lee-Chun will have a solo exhibition at the Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design. Her work is in important public and private collections, including the Miami Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami.

Born 1976 in Seoul, Korea; lives and works in Miami, FL

 

EDUCATION

 

2004
MA, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

 

1999
BFA, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
It’s a pleasure (not) to meet you, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 

2015
History of (In)curiosity
MDC Freedom Tower Museum

 

2014
MDC Museum of Art & Design, Miami, FL

 

2009
Everybody Suz-ercise!, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2008
The Suz in da‚ House, Museo de Arte de El Salvador- MARTE, San Salvador, El Salvador
versus- When Sue met Sioux, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
PROMPT, McColl Center for Art and Innovation, Charlotte, NC

 

2015
100+ Degrees in the Shade, A Survey of South Florida, Miami, FL
DCG Summer Show, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 

2014
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 

2013
Image Search: Photography from the Collection, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
A Futurist Evening at Vizcaya, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL
Permanent collection exhibition, MoCA North Miami, North Miami, FL

 

2011
Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
G-Spot (Public Art Project), Downtown Development Authority, Miami, FL
Artist-in-Residence exhibition, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
Asian Film Festival Berlin, Germany
Sum of the Parts, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

 

2010
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Losing Yourself in the 21st Century, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Chained to a Creature of a Different Kingdom, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2009
No Other One is, Threewalls, Chicago, IL
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
With You I Want to Live, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

2008
GEISAI Miami, juried by Bonnie Clearwater, Matthew Higgs, Shamim Momin, Joao Ribas, Soho Studios, Miami, FL
Troglodytes see better in the dark, David Castillo Annex, Miami, FL
Continuing Adventures of our Heroine, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
New American Talent, juried by Nato Thompson, Creative Time, Arthouse Texas, Austin, TX
Everyday Runway, C33 Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Unsure Gents, Flood Gallery, Asheville, NC

 

2007
Material World, Twenty Twenty Projects, Miami, FL
Miami Contemporary Artists Exhibition, curated by Gean Moreno, Miami, FL
Littlest Sister, curated by Claire Breukel & Anthony Spinello, Spinello Gallery, Miami, FL
Hurricane Projects I: Outbursts of Energy, The Moore Space, Miami, FL
Mod-11, curated by Jillian Hernandez, Bas-Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL
U Can’t Touch Dis: The New Asian Art, curated by Eric Shiner, Zone Chelsea, NY
Body Double, Luckman Gallery- California State University, LA, CA
Optic Nerve IX, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Confluence: A Collaboration, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
All-Media Juried Biennial, Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
Uncertain States of America, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist & Gunnar Kvaran,
Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark

 

2006
Banquet, curated by Chip Tom, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA
Vienna Biennale: Tour, curated by Claire Breukel, Galerie Hilger, Vienna, Austria
Alterage: A Collaborative Project, NABLAB, Chicago, IL
Housewarming: New Artists Exhibition, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Summer‚ 06: Project Room, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Metro Pictures Part 2, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Metro Pictures Part 1, The Moore Space, Miami, FL
The Tupperware Party, Red Dot Project, Miami, FL
Assemblage, curated by Gamaliel Herrera, Space Other, Boston, MA

 

2005
Erect, Art Loves Design-Majestic Properties, Miami, FL
Complement, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Incognito: An Installation & Performance, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
More Than Words, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach, FL
Unavoidable Influential Friends, Too, NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2004
Mind Mapping, NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL
Influenced by Proximity, NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2012
McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

 

2009
Bemis Center, Omaha, NE
Three Walls, Chicago, IL

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

 

GRANTS / AWARDS

 

Leo & Raye Chestler Visual Artist Grant, June 2008
State of Florida Artist Enhancement Grant, January 2008
Audience Choice – Runner-up, Optic Nerve IX, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
All-Media Juried Biennial, Art & Culture Center, Second Place, April 2007
State of Florida Artist Enhancement Grant, October 2006
Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Tigertail Artist Access Grant, June 2006

 

VISITING ARTIST/ LECTURER

 

Women on the Rise Program, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, August 2006
Emerging Artist Lecture, Miami Art Central, May 2006
Emergence Art Lecture Series, Miami International University, February 2006
Autobiography: Multi-media Project, Street-Level Youth Media, Chicago, IL 2004
The Production of Zines, Illinois Art Education Association Conference, 2003

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Byrd, Cathy. “Susan Lee-Chun: It’s a pleasure (not) to meet you & Jillian Mayer: Day Off”, The Miami Rail, June 2016.
Ando, Erica. “Interview with Susan Lee-Chun”, Hyphen Magazine, May 11, 2016.
“Susan Lee-Chun + Jillian Mayer @ David Castillo, Apr 14 – May 31”, aqnb, May 12, 2016.
Artsy Editorial. “A Group Show Considers Kafka’s ‘Amerika’ and Otherness in Art,” Artsy, 2014.
Gilsdorf, Bean. “Metabolic Bodies,” The Miami Rail, May 2014.
Matos, Dennys. “Metabolic Bodies una reflexion en torno a practicas artisticas,” El Nuevo Herald, May 3, 2014.
Artsy Editorial. “Hybrid Bodies and Charged Narratives at David Castillo Gallery,” Artsy, Spring 2014.
Tracy, Liz, “Yummy ChunBuns: Sweet Treats Made by the Hands of an Artist,” Miami New Times, April 25, 2011.
McCorquodale, Amanda, “100 Creatives: Susan Lee-Chun,” Miami New Times, February 18, 2011.
Batet, Janet, “Arte, ilusion y otros delirios cotidianos,” El Nuevo Herald, May 2010.
Dougher, Colleen, “Everybody Suz-ercise!”, Metromix, November 10, 2009.
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Suarez de Jesus, Carlos, “Wynwood Wonder,” Miami New Times, May 27, 2009.
Female but maybe not Feminist, Biscayne Times, Victor Barrenechea, October 2008
Susan Lee-Chun|Artist Profile, Theme Magazine, May/June 2008
Miami Contemporary Artists, Clear Magazine, April/May 2008
Voices, NY Arts, February/March 2008
Asian Artists on Display in BMOCA Exhibits, Boulder Daily Camera, Jenny Bergen, February 22, 2008
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Art Basel Miami Beach Notebook: A Party for the Arty, Economist, Jessica Gallucci, December 2007
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Susan Lee-Chun, H Magazine (Spain), Pedro Paricio, November 2007
Hurricane Project I, El Nuevo Herald, Adriana Herrera, Sept. 30, 2007
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Eight make the cut, Miami Herald, Daniel Chang, September 15, 2007
To the Brink and Back, Miami New Times, Carlos Suarez de Jesus, September 13, 2007
Body Double: Through a lens starkly, LA Times, Holly Myers, September 12, 2007
Ever more galleries in Wynwood, Miami Herald, Brett Sokol, September 7, 2007
Optic Nerve IX: MOCA Review, Miami Art Guide, Michelle Weinberg, September/October issue No. 10
Visual Power, Miami Herald, Tom Austin, August 5, 2007
Snitzer show brings 59 Homegrown Artists together, Miami Herald, Elisa Turner, July 22, 2007
Wynwood Gallery Installations show the District‚ Artistic Heart, Miami Herald, Brett Sokol, July 13, 2007
Stop at X, Broward & Palm Beach New Times, Michael MIlls, April 26, 2007
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Critic’s Pick, Miami Herald, Elisa Turner, December 8, 2006
Almost Famous, Ocean Drive Magazine, October 2006
Young at Art, Miami Herald, Elisa Turner, September 10, 2006
Galleries & Museums, Chicago Reader, September 8, 2006
Home Groan, Miami New Times, Carlos Suarez De Jesus, August 16, 2006
Cuatro Artistas en Casa, El Nuevo Herald, Jose Antonio Evora, August 8, 2006
Urban Sprawl, Sun-Sentinel, Emma Trelles, July 30, 2006
Exploring Urban Life With Art‚ WLRN ArtStreet with Meredith Porte, July 2006
Around Town, Coral Gables Living Magazine, June/July 2006
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