My recent paintings use landscape and architecture as main vessels, carrying personal and societal views on the notion of ‘home, migration, memory and identity’.
Constant shifting of grounds beneath my own two feet (S.Korea – New York – Netherlands – Belgium) has been, naturally, effecting me as a person (the dislocations) and in the production (the practice of making). These two elements have melded together within my living that my artistic process have become a reflective process of both social, personal and production relations. Through the changing landscapes (my grandmother’s land in Gimje, S.Korea, the border that divides North and South Korea, the flat lands of Flanders, impressive mountains in Swiss Alps) and the architecture that I pass through, sometimes temporarily and sometimes for longer periods, my practice continues to project how one’s body and mind stands and relates to the land (and society) artistically and emotionally.
Miyeon Lee graduated with masters in painting from School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2011. She participated in Jan van Eyck Academie artist residency in Maastricht in 2015-16. Currently she works between S.Korea and Belgium. Her works were included in recent exhibitions in PLATO, Ostrava, CZ; SeMA, Seoul, KR; Ilmin Museum, Seoul, KR; Brakke Grond, Amsterdam NL; Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL; KyumJae JungSun Museum, Seoul, KR; C-Mine, Genk, BE; Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, NL; Gallery Sobab, YangPyeong, KR