Chang-Jin Lee is a Korean-born visual artist based in New York City. Her multicultural background and experiences have provoked in her an interest in investigating the diverse cultural and social issues in our current era. In her artworks, she deals with “comfort women,” identity, gender, globalism, nationalism, and religion.She has presented internationally in the US, Asia, and Europe includingat The Queens Museum of Art (New York), The World Financial Center Winter Garden (New York), Hauser & Wirth Gallery(New York),Socrates Sculpture Park (New York), TheKunstmuseum Bonn (Germany), The Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale (Korea), TheComfort WomenMuseum (Taiwan), The Buk Seoul Museum of Art (Korea), Bo Pi Liao (Taiwan), 1a Space (Hong Kong), The Asian American Arts Centre (New York), The Chinese American Arts Council (New York), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York), Van Brunt Gallery (New York), Elizabeth Heskin Gallery (New York), Franconia Sculpture Park (Minnesota), The Bronx River Art Center (New York), Wood Street Galleries(Pittsburgh), TheBoston Center for the Arts (Boston), Spaces Gallery (Cleveland), and as Public Art in New York City, in collaboration with The New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program. She is a recipient of numerous awards including The New York State Council on the Arts Grant, The Korean Ministry of Gender Equality Award, The Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, The Asian Women Giving Circle Award, The Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship, The Franconia Sculpture Park Jerome Fellowship, The Busan Sea Art Festival Award,The New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship Award, The World Financial Center Sponsorship, The Puffin Foundation Grant, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s MCAF.Her artworks have been reviewed includingin The New York Times, Art Asia Pacific, The Huffington Post Arts & Culture, Time Out New York, Dazed & Confused London Magazine, The Daily News, Public Art, New York Arts, The Los Angeles Times, The World Journal, Metro, New York Press, The Tribeca Trib, The Korea Times, The Korea Daily, The Washington Journal, WTOP Radio, Lower Manhattan Info, San Diego Union Tribune, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and The Associated Press.
Her artwork received national and international broadcast media attention from NPR’s Art on Air (New York), New York 1 TV (New York), The BBC (London), Yue-Sai Kan’s World (Shanghai), Tokyo FM (Tokyo), Morning Brew (Hong Kong), Pittsburgh Today LiveKDKA-TV (Pittsburgh), PTS TV Evening News (Taiwan), and SBS TV News(Korea). She has been invited as a guest speaker at Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UCLA, The Korea Society, The City University of New York, Shoah Foundation, Emory University, Wellesley College, Marquette University, The University of Arizona, UC Riverside, The China Institute,Georgia State University,The Korean American Associate/The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. She has participated in artist residencies internationally including The World Financial Center Artist Residency (New York), Socrates Sculpture Park (New York), Franconia Sculpture Park (Minnesota), Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan) Youkobo Art Space (Japan), and The Bamboo Culture International (Taiwan).