Stony Brook Studio Art MFA Alumni Ha Na Lee to Give Lecture on Monday February 12

On, Monday February 12, 2018 Stony Brook Studio Art MFA Alumni Ha Na Lee will be giving a lecture in the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in the Staller Center at 1pm, and will also be participating in a seminar in the Art Department Conference Room (2215 Staller Center). Born in Seoul, South Korea (1979), Ha Na Lee received her MFA at Stony Brook University in 2008 and Ph.D. at Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media) (DXARTS) at the University of Washington, in Seattle in 2016. Her artwork focuses on portraying an individual’s experience of psychological and physical trauma in a poetic narrative in the mediums of video, new media, installation art, and experimental film. She is especially interested in exploring these traumas by creating bodily and cinematic experiences and spatializing fragmented narratives in the form of interactive and immersive environments. In her artist statement she states, “In the form of non-linear storytelling, I attempt to address the power relationships through visual allusions to forms of pain, violence, resignation, repression of female sexuality and experience, melancholy, death in the contemporary world.”

Lee’s work has been exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions, and her films have been screened in the United States and internationally in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Netherlands. Lee and her collaborator James Hughes were invited to present their work at Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Art Festival in 2014 and 2015, and will present their interactive VR project at SXSW in 2018. She received TEMPO 2017 grant from the city of Austin, GAP grant at Artist Trust in Seattle in 2015. She received the dARTboard award from the Vilcek Foundation in New York and was the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Goldberger Graduate Research Fellowship at Stony Brook University in New York, and others. She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. She will be presenting her paper at the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology symposium in February and will start teaching at the Film & Media Arts department at the University of Utah this Fall.

This event is supported by the Department of Art, the Simons Center Art and Science Program, and the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts.