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Timothy Hyunsoo Lee is a multidisciplinary visual artist born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in New York City. He received his B.A. in Neuroscience, Biology and Studio Art from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and an MFA in Computational Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London (London, UK).


As a first-generation immigrant, Timothy was uprooted from Seoul and transplanted into New York, where he developed a lasting anxiety attempting to reconcile his perceived and received identities – both culturally and racially. Trained in the laboratory sciences with a focus on behavioral neuroscience, Timothy approaches his art through an analytic lens yet his practice results in abstract conversations about transient lives and ephemeral states of being. Working across mediums, and exploring themes of racial politics, of migration, of death and legacy, and of sexuality that emerged from personal experiences, Timothy’s works have been exhibited widely at venues such as the Studio Museum (New York), The Wallach Art Gallery of Columbia University (New York), the Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, FL), The National YoungArts Foundation Gallery (Miami, FL), The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington DC) and La Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain). He was commissioned by the MTA Arts & Design in 2018 to create a public art project for their Stewart Manor LIRR station in Garden City, New York. His works are included in private and public collections around the world, including Facebook (Seattle, WA, USA), The MTA Arts & Design (New York), The Cleveland Clinic (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York), The Basu Foundation for the Arts (Kolkata, India), and Fundacion DOP (Caracas, Venezuela).

Currently represented by Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid, Spain)

Works available through Wook & Lattuada Gallery (NYC and Milan).

You can also find available works through Artsy

Instagram @timmyhlee


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