Garam.Lee                   6.29.1976                         

 

e:garam76@hanmail.net     (garamlee.com)            

Tel: 1-201-951-9676              2447 6th Street Fort NJ 07024

Education and Degrees:

2012, MFA: C.W. Post, Long Island University, Brookville, NY

2006, MFA: Suwon University, Suwon, Korea

2004, BFA: Suwon University, Suwon, Korea                                     

                                                                          

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 SIA NY Gallery(light of breathing) 7th Solo Show (Chelsea NY)

2014 Huchins Gallery (breathed + Buddha= breathda) 6th solo show (NY, U.S)

2012 Kips gallery (sound of breathing) 5th solo show (Chelsea New York)

2011 Fire house gallery 4th solo show (New York, U.s)

2011 SAL Gallery (New York, U.S)

2007 Koolldam Gallery (Incheon, Korea)

2006 Kwanhoon Gallery ‘Eternal’ (Seoul, Korea)

                                                                           

 

Group Exhibitions:

2015 Bit and Soom Chapter 1 (Collaboration Group) ( Nabi Museum of the Arts. New jersey)

2015 ‘The Artists’ Group Show (Chelsea NY. U.S)

2014 'Prospecting' Riverside Gallery, NJ (New Jersey U.S)

2014 'Confessions' Martin Hicks Gallery at Belskie Museum of Art & Science, NJ

2014 Community Art Project 2014(flushing. NY)

2014 The BWAC National Juried Installation Art Show (Brooklyn.NY. )

2014 Bit and Soom Project 1(Brookville.NY. )

2014 The 7th Annual International art Exhibition New Era(Jersey City hall, NJ)

2014 Korean Alumni Associate Fine art show (Brookville. NY)

2014 Center for Contemporary Art special installation (Bedminster, NJ)

2014 Small artwork show (440 gallery, Brooklyn NY)

2013 Dumbo Art Festival ( Brooklyn, NY)

2013 Art Market CAP (Community Art Project) 2013 (Yegam ArtSpace. NY)

2013 High On Visual-art,Huchins Gallery, NY

2013 LIU 2013, Jang Eun Sun Gallery, (Seoul Korea, Incheon )

2013 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR Bushwick ARTISTS 2013 (New York. U.S)

2013 'Korean Art Show' Group exhibition, John W. Meagher Rotunda Gallery City Hall, NJ

2013 Bank Asiana Market (Fort Lee . Jersey)

2012 ‘Scarecrow’ Lyndhurst (New York, U.S.)

2012 Space Womb Gallery Salon Show (Long Island City, U.S.)

2012 Bank of Asiana gallery 1st anniversary special show (New York, U.S)

2012 Long Island M.F.A Thesis show (Hillwood museum, Long Island U.S)

2011 Yegam art market (Yegam gallery, NY, U.S)

2011 Long island university M.F.A group show (Fire house Gallery, NY, U.S)

2011M.F.A group show (Box Gallery at the Creative Arts Center, NY, U.S)

2011 Art Festival show (Kips Gallery New York, U.S)

2011 Hunt show (New York, U.S)

2011 Japan donation shows (New York. Us)

2011 Liu international M.F.A show (Incheon, Korea)

2010 international scream festival (Netherlands in Amsterdam)

2010 “LIU MFA Group Show” Firehouse, Bay Shore NY, September

More than 55th Group Show

 

 

Honors and Awards:

SELECTED National Juried Installation Art Show WINNER 2014

SELECTED Center for Contemporary Art special Installation 2014 WINNER

SELECTED Dumbo Art Festival 2013 WINNER

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS 2013 WINNER

SELECTED Art Expo NYC 2013 WINNER

The Prize Office of the Mayor City Of Jersey City New Jersey 2013

 SELECTED the 1st Lyndhurst Contemporary Art at 2012 6 artists’

The Best award at 2005 Sinsaimdang Fine arts competition (Gangneung Cultural Art Center

Republic of Korea)

The Best award of thesis At University of Suwon

The Special award the Choung dao arts contest (Choung dao, korea)

The award at the Danwon arts competition (Danwon Art Center in Ansan)

The 1st Anyang Artist Festival Secial selected

The award at the Gyeonggi Arts Contest (Gyeonggi Culture and Art Center)

The award at the Gwanak Hyundae Art Competition (Any Cultural Art center)

The award at Incheon Art competition (Incheon Cultural Art Center)

ARTFAIR

2014 Spectrum Miami ArtFair (Miami,U.S)

2014 Chicago Axis 2014 International Artfair (Chicago. US)

2014 Affordable art fair (The Metropolitan Pavilion, NY)

2013 Spectrum Art Expo. (Javits Center NY)

2013 Art Expo NYC 2013 (NEW YORK. U.S)

2012 RedDot Miami Art Fair (Miami,U.S)

2012 Sanfransico Art Fair (Sanfransico, U.S)

2012 Korean Art show (Soho, New York U.S)

2011 Miami REDDOT Art Fair (Miami,U.S)

ART Statement

I breathe, you breathe and we all breathe. We take the action of breathing for granted. As long as I breathe, I will be a living being. It is evidence that I am an existing being on this earth. God has breathed the life into man’s nostrils to form a human and for Buddhists, breathing is a way to meditate properly. Sanskrit word pranayama meaning breath and extension of life force is used among Buddhists when they practice meditation. Properly breathing is the most crucial part of meditation practitioners. It is clear that the Buddhists closely connect breath and life.

The method that I use with the hot glue is well connected with how Buddhism and Christianity consider breath as life. As soon as I apply the hot glue on my Buddha statues, I breathe my air to form a surface. The art works clearly do not have the actual life but have my breath paths on them. My art works are to show the final product of my breath of life. Multiple actions of breathing are to breathe life on objects that inspired me or had important meanings at some point in my life. Breathing process is my sacred respect and my adoration towards the personal objects and inspiring figures.