Lee works experimentally with various media, with a particular emphasis on textiles and installation, and her practice acts as a visual examination of anthropological theory. Applying new meaning to banal objects such as blankets and baskets, Lee explores universal human experiences such as dreams, oral histories and proverbs, and the linearity of history and language. Seulgi Lee (b. 1972, Seoul, Korea) is a Korean artist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1992. Having studied art in Korea, Lee went on to graduate from École des Beaux Arts, Paris, where she was introduced to sculpture and decorative and craft art, and Chicago School of Art, where she studied performance, film, video-art and visual anthropology; the influence of which may be seen in her current practice.
Lee’s work has been shown internationally, including in recent shows at galleries and intuitions such as: Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France (2017); Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea (2017); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2017); Biennale Internationale Design, Saint-Etienne, France (2017); Galerie TripleV, Paris, France (2016); Florence Loewy, Paris, France (2016); Musée des Arts Decoratifs de Paris, Paris, France (2015); Corner Art Space, Seoul, Korea (2015); Gwangju Biennale 10, Gwangju, Korea (2015). The artist recently collaborated with Hermès on limited-edition cashmere quilts and with Ikea (alongside Virgil Abloh and other creatives) for a new range of Art Rugs available from Spring 2019.