LARRY LEE

Born 1962
Resides in Chicago, IL
 

EDUCATION
1999     Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1991      Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago

ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS           
2016     “The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated”, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago
2011      “A Paler Shade of Yellow,” Faber & Faber, Chicago
             “The (Un)Timely Death of Multiculturalism,” Five Funerals Projects at Charnel House, Chicago
2006    “Upon daydreaming of left over food for thought,” C33 Space, Columbia College Chicago
2005    “Semi-gloss”(with Laura Kina), mn gallery, Chicago
2003    “Straight out of right field, ”Modest Contemporary Art Projects, Chicago
2001     “Goodbye Mr. Lee, Miss Wild Regrets” (with Sarah Wild), Joymore, Chicago                        
             “...a many splendored thing”, SPACELab, Spaces, Cleveland           

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017     "Three Decades of Change: Artspace's 30th Reunion Exhibition, New Haven
2016     “Holy Cow!”, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago
2014     “11-11”, Kitchen Space, Chicago
             “Burn It Down”, Heaven, Chicago
             “Eating Cultures”, AAWAA with APICC at SomArts, San Francisco
2013     “Cultural Evolution?”, Waubonsee Community College      
2012     “Did You See Heaven: SPECTRA”, Peregrineprogram, Chicago
              “Interaction”, Korean Cultural Center of Chicago
2011      “Myself,” Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
              “The toy formerly known as…,” slow, Chicago               
2010     “Bacon and Booze,” slow, Chicago                        
              “A-Game,” Kirk's Apartment, Chicago                        
              “Carrying Across,” Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia      
2009     "Present Tense Biennial: Chinese Character," Chinese Culture Center in collaboration
               with Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco                         
              “The Grand,” Amelie Wallace Gallery, SUNY at Old Westbury                 
2008     “White on White,” Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York               
2005     “Experiment 400/5,” Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago                        
              “Buddy System,” Janette Kennedy Gallery at University of Texas at Dallas
2004     “Politics of A Moment,” Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL
2003     “Mythical Nation,” untitled (space) gallery, artSPACE, New Haven
2002     “Analect,” Stray Show (project through mn gallery), Chicago                        
              “Slant,” Subspace, Diverseworks, Houston                        
              “Majority Rules,” Free Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland                        
              “Blueblood/blue collar,” Heaven Gallery, Chicago
2001     “First Parking Lot Biennale,” Chicago                        
              “Hot Sheets,” The optimistic, Chicago                        
              “Medium(s),” Asian American Arts Collective at Atomic Kitchen, Chicago
2000     “Find,” mn gallery, Chicago                        
              “Print + Mass,” Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1999      “Suite 35,” Pilsen East Gallery, Chicago                        
              “Not on Any Map,” Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1998      “Textuality,” Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago                        
              “Yellow/Face,” Pilsen East Gallery, Chicago
1997      “Dilemma,” Gary Marks Gallery, Chicago
1996      “Untitled,” Gallery 312, Chicago                       
              “A Sense of Place,” Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
1995      “Unknown Chicago,” Gallery 312, Chicago                        
              “Eclectic Sight and Sound,” Walt Disney Communications Center, Chicago
1994      “Border/Crossings,” Rackham Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI                        
              “Echoes,” Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL                        
              “Common Ground,” South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago
1993      “DestinAsian,” Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2014      “Words We Live By”, (Molar Productions), White Box Studios, North Branch Projects,            
               4th Ward Projects, Vietnamese Association of Illinois, Chicago
              “Paul’s NOT Gay”, (Molar Productions), slow, Chicago
2013      “Next Generation”, Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery in conjunction
               with the 18th Asian American Showcase
2012      “Gang of Nine,” (FAAIM), Research House for Asian Art in partnership with the Chinatown
               Centennial Celebration, Chicago
              “100 Years,” (FAAIM), Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery, Chicago
              “Mapping,” Chinese American Museum of Chicago
              “B. A. D.” (Molar Productions), Beverly Arts Center, Chicago              
2011       “Sexy,” (FAAIM), Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery, Chicago               
              “SEXIER,” (Molar Productions), Zhou B Arts Center, Chicago                   
2010      "BamBUDDHAed! I Ching, You Ching, We ALL Ching...For I Ching” (Molar Productions),
               portage ARTspace, Chicago
              “Laura Kina: A Many-Splendored Thing,” (FAAIM), Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery, Chicago
              “Memory Into Flesh: A Tribute to the Performance and Activism of Anida Yoeu Ali,” (FAAIM),
               Gene Siskel Film Center
2009     “Paul WHO?” (Molar Productions), slow, Chicago
2008     “Lucky 13,” (FAAIM), Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery
2007     “Remake: The Sequel,” (FAAIM), Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery
2006     “Wonder Ugly” (in collaboration with Project A), Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery
2005     “Everybody Paints!” (Molar Productions), Parlour Gallery, Chicago
              “Then and Now,” (FAAIM), Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery, Chicago
2004     “100 Cuts”(co-curated with Laura Kina), Gallery 312, Chicago
              “Coming Soon...,” (FAAIM), Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery, Chicago

SPECIAL PROJECTS/COLLABORATION/PERFORMANCE
2017      "YCDTSOTV!," Loo, International Chefs of Mystery! with Jason Dunda
2016      "Caught," Sideshow Theatre Company, Victory Gardens
              "Saving Marty Grauel," International Chefs of Mystery! with Jason Dunda
2015      "Q & A… With Theodore Horner, President of the International Chefs of Mystery! Fan Club,
               Junior Chapter" with Jason Dunda
2014      "Early to Bed," International Chefs of Mystery! with Jason Dunda
2013      "Oolala! Getting Frenched!" International Chefs of Mystery! with Jason Dunda
2012      "Serving the Man," International Chefs of Mystery! with Jason Dunda
2011       "Cooking the Books," International Chefs of Mystery! with Jason Dunda
2010      "Boos and Bakin’," International Chefs of Mystery! with Jason Dunda

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2012      Illinois State University Visiting Artist Program, Fall

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2010      3Arts Artist Award                 
2004     Community Arts Assistance Program Grant
1999      Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship
1993      City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Stipend

PUBLICATIONS
2017      "Jave Yoshimoto: Melting World", Asian Diaspora Visual Culture and the Americas, Winter     
2006     "RongRong and inri at Walsh Gallery", ArtAsiaPacific, Winter
2005     "Vivan Sunderam, Re-Take of Amrita at Walsh Gallery", ArtAsiaPacific, Fall  
               "Fiona Tan, Correction at the MCA Chicago", ArtAsiaPacific, Summer                        
               "Jitish Kallat, Lie of the Land at Walsh Gallery", ArtAsiaPacific, Spring
2000     "Plum" and "Margate Park", Lantern, DePaul University Press, Spring   
               "The Food of Art", F News magazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, February

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
July 27, 2016. Kim Eunsong. "On Larry Lee's The (Un) Timely Death of Multiculturalism, ContemptOrary
August 1, 2009. Cheng, DeWitt. "Present Tense Biennial", Shotgun Review.
Summer 2009. Bamberger, Alan. "Present Tense Biennial", Art Business.
February 8, 2005. King, Cynthia. "Politics of the Moment", Fresh Paint
July 27, 2003. Gennocchio, Benjamin. "Art Review; The Asia Within Us: Bicultural Eyes and
What They See", New York Times.                       
July 172002. Birke, Judy. "Mythical Nation, where cultures overlap", New Haven Register.
January/February/March 2002. Wang, Dan S. "medium(s), Asian American Artists",
ArtAsiaPacific, Issue 33, page 33-34
Fall/Winter 2002. Mikkalo, Erika. "How much is that theorist in the window? Tea at Joymore", Gravy, Issue 12
November 8, 2001. Camper, Fred. "Think Pieces, Sarah Wild and Larry Lee at Joymore",
Chicago Reader, page 22
November 30, 2000. Bulka, Michael. "5 Shows to See Now", New City Chicago, page 17
November 17, 2000. Skestos, Stephanie. "find", exhibition essay

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2007-present     Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art History, Theory and Criticism
2006-2010         Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Contemporary Practices
2005-2007        Adjunct Professor, DePaul University, School of Education
2004-2005        Instructor, Evanston Arts Center
2003-2007        Adjunct Faculty, Moraine Valley Community College
2002-2004        Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, First Year Program
2001                   Visiting Artist, Multicultural Youth Mural Project, Chinese Mutual Aid Association
1999-2003         Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Early College Program

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017-present      Co-Director, boundary project space, Chicago, IL
2016-2017           Faculty Advisor, Asian and Asian American Students at SAIC (AAASS)
2015-present      Faculty Advisor, Artrepeneurs, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2014                    Juror, 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center
2012                    Juror, 36th Annual Juried Exhibition, Beverly Arts Center
2008-present     Faculty Advisor, Taiwanese Student Association, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2007-2009        Thesis Reader, Master of Arts in Art History Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2003                   Thesis Reader, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Art Education
                            Faculty Panelist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Office of Multicultural Affairs
                            Faculty Panelist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Undergraduate Critiques
2002                   Outside Advisor, Independent Study Project, Chicago Arts Program, 
                            Associated Colleges of the Midwest  
                            Thesis Advisor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts Projects

LECTURES, READINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
2013                     Guest Author, Chinese American Museum of Chicago, Number One Son
                             Guest Author, Transistor, Jook Sing and Notes (in lieu of sketches)
2012                     Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, International Chefs of Mystery!
2011                      Guest Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Talking Chinatown
2010                     Guest Lecturer, DePaul University, Artist as Curator
2009                    Guest Lecturer, DePaul University, DestinAsian, AAAC and FAAIM:
                             Chicago Asian American Arts Groups
2008                    Panelist, Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Grassroots in the Backyard:
                             Asian American Art and Activism in Chicago
2007                    Guest Lecturer, Columbia College, Violencing Aesthetics, Aestheticizing Violence
2006                    Guest Lecturer, DePaul University, The Artist as Number One Son, Visiting Artist Lecture
2005                    Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Everybody Paints!
2004                    Guest Lecturer, Columbia College, Dynamics of Collaboration,
                             Decision Making: Visual Arts Management
2002                    Guest Lecturer, DePaul University, Romanticism to Abstraction, Introduction to Philosophy
2001                     Guest Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Critique Strategies  
                             Guest Lecturer, DePaul University, Creating Art
2000                    Guest Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Graduate Writing, Text Off the Page
1999                     Guest Lecturer, DePaul University, Multiculturalism and Democracy

WORK HISTORY
2005-present      Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, School of the Art institute of Chicago
2005-2006         Midwest Correspondent, ArtAsiaPacific magazine
1995-2003          Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, Division of Continuing Studies and Special  
                             Programs, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1993-1995            Programs Director, Asian American Cultural Arts and Educational Association

AFFILIATIONS
2011-2012             Chinatown Centennial Celebration Committee
2009-present      Member, Diasporic Asian Artists Network
2008-present      Member, Association of Asian American Studies
2002-2016           Curator, Foundation for Asian American Independent Media
2001-2010            Advisory Board, Center for Asian Arts and Media at Columbia College
2001-2005           Board of Directors, Asian American Artist Collective