The KCAC Artist Lifestyle Project is in for a real treat this week! We are thrilled to have current Residency at the Artist Coalition (RAC) artist June Lee (@artist_junelee) taking over the account! June joins us from South Korea and has been here since mid-July. We are very excited to see the Kansas City arts community through her eyes.
June was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the US at 18. She received her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Fiber. Upon graduating, she moved back to Korea to teach in Seoul. June has participated in many shows and residency programs across the world.
Here are a few words about June’s artwork and inspiration in her own words:
“My work focuses on the individual in the contemporary society today. I explore the neutrality and duality of the individual as a distinct unit and again as a constituent of the collective society. In particular, I shed light on the social phenomena surrounding the individual in contemporary social space, especially on negative conditions such as bystander effect, mass psychology, scapegoating, and biases. Using East Asian element of the thread, which represents human life, to form human figure-like works, my art looks at the problems of the modern man from a third-person perspective”
We are very excited to see what June has in store for us, so here are a few images of her artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…
Be sure to follow June on her KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, August 3rd – Tuesday, August 8th!
Also mark your calendars for these upcoming events with June:
**Artist Talk at KCAC on Thursday, August 10th from 6 – 8 pm
**Open Studio at KCAC on Saturday, August 12th from 11 am – 1 pm.
If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle