Kacie Lees is an interdisciplinary artist based out of New York. Lees’ vivid works underscore time
and examine transitional spaces by synthesizing performance, sonics, & video.
New York-based interdisciplinary artist.
’86 Born in St. Louis, MO.
'08 BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
'12 MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY.
'18-'20 Faculty in Art & Technology Studies - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL.
'18-'20 Executive Director - Rare Air Exhibition Space & Studio Program on Governors Island in New York, NY.
'20 Heart Bending Workshop Instructor - The Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, CA.
'20 Moon Bending Workshop Instructor- The Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, CA.
'19 Water Bending Workshop Instructor - Western Neon School of Art in Seattle, WA.
'08 - '10 Special Exhibitions Coordinator, The Sullivan Galleries / G2 at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL.
'08 Executive Director, HungryMan Gallery in Chicago, IL.
Residencies & Visiting Artist
'20 Artist in Residence - Studio Kura in Fukuoka, JP.
'19 Visiting Artist - Western Neon School of Art in Seattle, WA.
'19 Artist in Residence - O' Project Space in Los Angeles, CA.
'19 OSU Pulse Laser Holography Program - Ohio State University Department of Art & Department of Physics in Columbus, OH.
'17 Artist in Residence - Light Artist Residency at The Center for Holographic Arts in New York, NY.
'20 Solo Exhibition - Chromatic Aberrations at Studio Kura in Fukuoka, JP.
'20 Solo Exhibition - Video Log at Pluto Projects in Los Angeles, CA.
'19 Solo Exhibition - Necessary Phenomenon at O'Project Space in Los Angeles, CA.
'18 Solo Exhibition Hollow Boom - Rare Air Exhibition Space & Studio Program on Governors Island in New York, NY.
'16 Solo Exhibition - The Splits at Budin in Brooklyn, NY.
'20 Exhibition - Art Woman Geo-Graphies Exhibition at Fondazione Palmieri, Vico Dei Sotterranei in Leece, Italy.
'20 Exhibition - She Bends at The Loveland Museum in Denver, CO.
'19 Exhibition - Control Room at Other Places Art Fair in Los Angeles, CA.
'19 Exhibition - Borders with Haptic Lab in Brooklyn, NY.
'19 Exhibition - She Bends at Var West Gallery in Milwaukee, WI.
'18 Exhibition - Origins at O' Project Space in Los Angeles, CA.
'18 Exhibition - She Bends at the Midway Gallery - San Francisco, CA.
'18 Exhibition - Artist Photonics at The Center for the Holographic Arts in New York, NY.
'17 Exhibition - Lumens at the Glass Arts Society in Norfolk, VA.
'17 Exhibition - Figment NYC on Governors Island in New York, NY.
'17 Exhibition - Last Chance at Glass House Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
'17 Exhibition - The Fridge Show at Grand Opening Gallery in Denver, CO.
'17 Exhibition - She Bends at the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, CA.
'16 Exhibition - Youme Haus Web Platform.
'14 Exhibition - Do Not Go Gentle at Youme Haus in Brooklyn, NY.
'14 Exhibition - Double Take at Youme Haus in Brooklyn, NY.
'08 Exhibition - Feminist Ecology: Women and the Earth at Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines, IL.
'08 Exhibition - What Makes Sense at Cranky Yellow in St. Louis, MO.
'08 Exhibition - And Milk Comes Frozen Home at Revolving Door Gallery in Chicago, IL.Reviews, Interviews, Publications
'08 Exhibition - Again and Again at Open End Gallery in Chicago, IL
'19 Review: Autre Love, "Kacie Lees presents Necessary Phenomenon @ O' Project Space in Los Angeles," by Lani Trock April 4, 2019.
'18 Interview: Mondo Neon Podcast, Episode 16.
'18 Publication: PLASMA 4: Interplanetary Art & Science Magazine, Diana Wehmeier, . 22 x 28 cm, 196 Pages, English / Russian, Presentbooks 2018 ISSN: 2512-5591
'17 Review: Westword Article. "Grand Opening, a DIY Living-Room Gallery, Hosts The Fridge Show Saturday" by Lila Thulin.
'17 Review: Vice Creators Article. "Neon Sculptures Illuminate Animals on the Verge of Extinction" by Beatrice Barkholz.
'15 Publication: Reader's Digest, Lead image for "Good Cops, Bad Cops," September 2015, Pages 20-21.