Jung Ho Lee is a Korean American visual artist who works mainly in sculpture, painting, and collage. As a child, his family moved every couple of years, and Lee found himself frequently living near construction sites before settling in New York City. His use of raw materials and found objects, like birch wood, broken stop signs, car accident debris, and copper wires from junkyards are reflective of these childhood surroundings and time spent in the city. His pieces are frequently inspired by the subject of entropy, the law which dictates that everything in the natural world must constantly move towards decline and disorder. This exploration is revealed in his treatment of materials, like the burning of birch wood poles and manipulation of epoxy in his sculpture Burnt Kismet.
Lee received his Bfa in Fine Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 and his MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2016. He has held residency at Cite International des Arts in Paris, and Shinjin Art Stay Project in Ulsan, South Korea. His solo exhibition World, Object, Filter, & I at Gallery Mark in Seoul, South Korea was well-received, and his work has been featured internationally in group exhibitions, including KIAF (2012, New York, NY), Hong Kong Contemporary (2013, China), and Milano World Expo (2015, Italy). Most recently, he was awarded the 2017 winner of The Cherry Valley Sculpture Trail in New York.
He currently resides in New York City with his wife and two-year old son.