Luna Jungeun Lee

Luna Jungeun Lee

Born in 1985, Seoul, Korea.
Lives and works in London and Glasgow.

Applying traditional Western printmaking techniques to traditional Korean aesthetics, she spends each morning searching for images on the Internet. This half-conscious morning state has been likened to the automaton-like state of stream of consciousnesses, and allows her to “identify my position within the world and makes me reflect back to my delicate existence in the ephemeral dreams of everyday life,” explains Lee. She received her BFA in Fine Art from Kook-Min University, Seoul in 2009, followed by a Masters in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2011. Her work has been short-listed for the Clifford Chance Post-Graduate Printmaking Prize in 2011, and became the People’s Choice Winner of the Shape Open Art Prize in 2012. She had an Artist Interview with Saihee Shon supported by British Council of Korea. She took part in the Artists Residency, The Florence Trust in London from 2011-2012 and The Artexperte, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2010. Her work has been exhibited in China, Germany and throughout the UK- including the Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition. She currently divides her time between her studio in Glasgow and London.


Selected solo exhibitions:

  • 2013. Resident Artists 2013, Muse at 269 Gallery, London, UK
  • 2012. Winter Print Exhibition, Glasgow Print Studio Gallery, Glasgow, UK
  • 2012. Chromatic, ArtEco Gallery, London, UK
  • 2012. Doors Art Fair Seoul, Imperial Palace Hotel, Seoul, Korea
  • 2012. AHAF Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, The Westin Chosun Seoul, Korea
  • 2012. Through Tomorrow’s Eyes, Wales International Painting Prize, Volcano Theatre, Swansea, UK
  • 2012. Annual Final Show, The Florence Trust Residency, London, UK
  • 2012. RA Summer Show 2012, Royal Academy, London, UK
  • 2012. 2012 Print Odyssey, Stew Gallery, Norwich, UK
  • 2012. Place Not Found, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London, UK
  • 2012. Shape Open Art Prize, Portobello Gallery, London, UK
  • 2012. Solo Show, ‘Transition Point’, Heartbeat Gallery, The Orchard Centre, Sheffield, UK
  • 2012. Annual Winter Open Studios, The Florence Trust Residency, London, UK
  • 2011. The Great Banana Crisis, The Art Lounge, New Mills, Derbyshire, UK
  • 2011. Now Is My Winter, Griffin Rayne Gallery, London, UK
  • 2011. Postgraduate Printmaking in London 2011, Clifford Chance LLP, London, UK
  • 2011. The Innovative Art Fair, World Heritage Site Zollverein, Essen, Germany
  • 2011. Bainbridge Print Show, Bainbridge Gallery, London, UK
  • 2011. Who Do You Think We Are?, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK
  • 2011. MFA Thesis Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
  • 2011. Arts pool, The Studios, 30B Henley Street, Oxford, UK
  • 2011. Emergent Art show, 23 The Vyner street Gallery, London, UK
  • 2011. 4482-Rhizo-Sphere, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London, UK
  • 2010. Future’s Future’s Future, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK
  • 2010. Heterotopia Provocation, Stamford works, Dalston, London, UK
  • 2010. Artexparte, Berazategui, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2009. Hotel Room, Eul-Ji building, Il-Hyen Museum, Seoul, Korea
  • 2008. This is Tomorrow, lobby, Kook-min College of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • 2008. No, Accident, Kook-Min Art gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2008. Seoul Metro Art Festival, Seoul metro art centre 1, Seoul, Korea
  • 2008. Travel Grant, Il-hyun museum, Gang won do, Korea
  • 2008. Alice in Wonderland, Junice gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2008. 99 Tents & Dreams, Right & left Art space, Beijing, China
  • 2007. Social life, Sheffield university Sports centre Viewing Gallery, Sheffield, UK

Publication and activities:

  • 2013. Featured Artwork: Transition Collective, Central Station Arts Social Network 2013, January, 7
  • 2012. Introducing: Luna Jungeun Lee, written by Tatevik Sargsyan & Leuan Ward,VVV Arts 2012, Dec. 22
  • 2012. Artist Interview: Luna Jungeun Lee, written by Sai-Hee Shon, British Council, Korea
  • 2012. London Korean Times: Royal Academy Summer Show 2012, May 31
  • 2012. Artist Talk, ‘In-Between’, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London
  • 2012. Artist Talk, ‘Digital Revolution’, Marlborough College, Wilts, UK
  • 2011. Artist Talk, Postgraduate Printmaker in London 2011, Clifford Chance, London
  • 2011. G40 Print Portfolio, London Original Print Fair 2011, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • 2010. Artist Talk, ‘Future’s Future’s Future’, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK
  • 2008. Summer YESIA Teen_IWO, Group Manager, International work camp organization, Singburi, Thailand
  • 2007. Turkey Art Workshop, Visiting Artist, Kaya village, Fethiye, Turkey


Residency:

  • 2013 The Muse at 269 Gallery, Artists In Residence, London, UK
  • 2012-2013 Ironbbratz Studio, Graduate Residency Programme, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • 2011-2012 The Florence Trust, FT 12 Artist in Residency, London, UK
  • 2010 Artexperte 2010, Artists in Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Awards: 

  • 2012. Royal Academy Summer Show 2012, Royal Academy, London, UK
  • 2012. Finalist & People’s Choice Winner, Shape Open Art Prize, London, UK
  • 2012. Supported by English Art Council & HSBC Bank
  • 2012. Shortlist, Gainsborough Prize for Graduate Printmakers, Suffolk, UK
  • 2011. Finalist, Arts pool Prize, Oxford Art Festival, Oxford, UK
  • 2010. Finalist, The 3rd UK Korean Artists, Future’s Future’s Future, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK
  • 2008. Travel Grant Art Prize_ Ilhyun Travel Grant (selected & supported by Il-hyun museum), Korea
  • 2005. Kook-Min Scholarship, Seoul, Korea