Born in Seoul, Korea
Live & Work in New York City

Grants & Awards:
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, NY, 2017
The International Video Art Festival Prize, Moscow, Russia, 2014
The Asian Women Giving Circle Grant, New York, NY, 2013
The Korean Ministry of Gender Equality Award, Korea, 2013
The New York State Council on the Arts Grant (Film & Media/New Tech Prod), New York, NY, 2012
The Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship, New York, NY, 2012
The Asian Women Giving Circle Award, New York, NY, 2012
The Busan Sea Art Festival Award, Busan, Korea, 2011
The Franconia Sculpture Park Jerome Fellowship, Franconia, MN, 2011
The Asian Women Giving Circle Award, New York, NY, 2009
Taipei Artist Village Artist Residency, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009
The Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, New York, NY, 2008
The New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship Award, New York, NY, 2008
The Manhattan Community Arts Fund, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2008
Youkobo Art Space Artist Residency, Tokyo, Japan, 2008
Bamboo Culture International Artist Residency, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008
LMCC-Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop, New York, NY, 2006
The World Financial Center Sponsorship, New York, 2005
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fiscal Sponsorship Award, New York, NY, 2005
The Manhattan Community Arts Fund, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2005
The Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, NJ, 2005
The World Financial Center Artist Residency, New York, NY, 2005

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Comfort Women Wanted,” Glendale Central Library, Glendale, CA, 2017
NOT Untitled,” The Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2015
Comfort Women Wanted,” The Charles Wang Center, Stony Brook University, New York, 2014
Comfort Women Wanted,” The Comfort Women Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013
Comfort Women Wanted,” Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013
Flaoting Echo,” The Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013
Comfort Women Wanted,” Public Art, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY, 2013
Comfort Women Wanted,” 1a Space Gallery, Hong Kong, China, 2012
Comfort Women Wanted,” Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2011
Dear Leader,” Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN, 2011
Comfort Women Wanted,” Public Art, New York, NY, 2008
Homeland Security Garden,” Public Art, The World Financial Center Winter Garden, New York, NY, 2005, A Part of The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s “What Comes After: Cities, Art and Recovery”
24/7,” Storage Art Space, Bronx, NY, 2002

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Comfort Women” The Bonn Women’s Museum, Germany, 2018
Truth: Promise for Peace” Traveling Exhibit in Korea, Presented by The Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History, The Chonbuk National University Museum, Daejeon Artist House, Daegu Art Center, Korea, 2017
Collateral Damage,” The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY, 2016
Forgotten Faces: the Comfort Women of WWII,” Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, CA, 2015
Weaving Time: The Archive of Korean-American Artists,” Korean Cultural Service, NY, 2015
Integrity of Memory,” Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 2015
NOW & AFTER 14,” The International Video Art Festival, The State Museum of Gulag, Moscow, Russia, 2014
VIDEONALE 14,” Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 2013
MLYLT” The Mills Gallery, The Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, 2013
Unveiling the Truth,” George Mason University Gallery, Fairfax, VA, 2012
EAF 2012,” Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY, 2012
Locating The Sacred Festival,” Organized by the Asian American Arts Alliance, New York, NY, 2012
Busan Sea Art Festival,” Organized by the Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea, 2011
The Blue Sky Project,” Imai Museum, Mitsuke City, Japan, 2010
The 21st Century, The Feminine Century, and the Century of Diversity and Hope
The Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon, Korea, 2009
Fusion Folks,” Bo Pi Liao, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009
Metro Poles, ” The Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY, 2008
Meet Qute,” Heskin Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY, 2007
Made in the U. S. A,” The Educational Alliance/Ernest Rubestein Gallery, New York, NY, 2007
The Peekskill Project,” Organized by The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, 2006
Gender(f), ” Westnorth Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2006
Word + Wrack,” Maxwell Fine Arts Gallery, Peeckskill, NY, 2005
amBUSH,” Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY, 2004
Intersection: Suffolk & Wall,” The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2003
Insert, ” Cuchifritos Art Gallery, New York, NY, 2003
De-Clothing Society,” The Chinese American Arts Council, New York, NY, 2003
Queens International,” The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, 2002
Contrary Equilibriums,” The Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY, 2002
Fictive Net Porn: Real Korean,” The Point Gallery, New York, NY, 2002
Subject Matters,” Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2001
Women’s Art,” Impact Artists Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 2001
Fresh Produce,” N.Y. International Fringe Festival, Charas/ El Bohio Gallery, New York, NY, 2000
Invitational,” Soho 20,Gallery, New York, NY, 2000

Screenings / Lectures:
Gender-based Violence in War and Armed Conflicts: Past, Present, and Future,” Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, NY, 2019
Forgotten Witnesses: Gender-Based Violence in Asia During World War II,” The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, Queensborough Community College, Queens, NY, 2016
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, NY, 2015
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” The University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2015
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” Stanford University, CA, 2015
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” The University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” The University of Southern California, CA, 2015
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” The University of California, Riverside, CA, 2015
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” The University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 2015
Integrity of Memory: Comfort Women in Focus, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 2015
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2015
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Atlanta, GA, 2014
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” Dalton State College, Dalton, GA, 2014
Embracing Our Differences, Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding Inc, NY, 2014
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 2014
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2014
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2014
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” Columbia University, New York, NY, 2013
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED,” The Korea Society, New York, NY, 2013
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, Hauser & Wirth gallery, New York, NY, 2013
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, Asian/Asian American Research Institute, The City University of New York, NY, 2013
Visions and Voices, The University of Southern California, CA, 2013
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, 2012
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, 1a Space, Hong Kong, China, 2012
Women, Arts, & Activism, Asian Contemporary Art Week: Dialogue Program, The China Institute, NY, 2011
3D Symposium, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN, 2011
Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009
Bamboo Culture International, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008
The Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008

TV & Radio Broadcast Media:
KBS TV News, Seoul, Korea, 2017
The BBC, UK & Taipei, 2013
PTS TV Evening News, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec 9, 2013
Voice of America TV, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec 9, 2013
Pittsburgh Today Live on KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED in New York City, SBS News-TV, Seoul, Korea, 2013
Morning Brew, RTHK Radio, Hong Kong, China, 2012
NPR’s Art on Air, Women, Arts, &; Activism, Asian Contemporary Art Week: Dialogue Program, NY, 2011
New York 1, “Homeland Security Garden” Exhibit Examines What Makes People Feel Safe,
Aug. 22, New York, NY, 2005
Yue-Sai Kan’s World, “Art Show,” Shanghai, China, 2006
Tokyo FM, “9/11 Spacial,” Tokyo, Japan, 2005

Selected Bibliography:
Comfort Women” Traveling Exhibit, The Women’s News, Korea, July 3, 2017
World War II Sex Slaves Bear Witness,” The New York Times, Dec. 19, 2014
Japan’s Forgotten WW2 Sex Slaves,” Dazed & Confused Magazine, London, UK, Jan, 2014
The History Of ‘Comfort Women’: A WWII Tragedy We Can’t Forget,” The Huffington Post Arts & Culture, Nov. 25, 2013
The Comfort Women Speak” The Taipei Times, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec 29, 2013
Chang-Jin Lee exhibition opens Wood Street Galleries” The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Oct 29, 2013
A Buddha, Full of Air, Sits Serenely on the Waves,” The New York Times, Oct 2, 2012
Locating the Sacred Festival,” Time Out NY, Sept 23, 2012
Chang-Jin Lee exhibit at Spaces masters the subtle telling of a horrific secret,” The Plain Dealer, Dec. 18, 2011
Spotlights on Women Artists at Incheon Biennale,” The Korea Times, July, 30, 2009
The Asian Women Giving Circle Grant Awardees,” The Korea Daily, May, 15, 2009
The Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale,” The Korea Daily, Apr. 20, 2009
Too Close for Comfort,” KoreAm Magazine, Jan. 2009
The Comfort Women System is the largest case of the 20th Century,” The Korea Daily, Dec. 9, 2008
Comfort Women Wanted,” The Brooklyn Museum Community Feminist Bloggers, Dec. 19, 2008
Homeland Security Garden,” Public Art Review, Spring/Summer, 2006
Social Security,” Time Out New York, Aug. 18, 2005
A Post 9/11 Comfort Zone,” The Daily News, New York, Aug. 22, 2005
Homeland Security Art,” The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Aug. 23, 2005
Garden of Artist’s Devising,” The New York Times, Aug. 22, 2005
Homeland Security Garden,” The Washington Journal, Aug. 22, 2005
Homeland Security Garden,” The Korea Times, Aug. 30, 2005
What Makes Us Feel Safe,” The Korea Daily, Aug. 30, 2005
Homeland Security Garden,” New York Press, Sept. 22, 2005
Exhibit Looks at What Makes Us Feel Safe,” WTOP Radio, Aug. 22, 2005
Homeland Security Garden,” Lower Manhattan Info, Aug. 22, 2005
Security is a Project about Hope,” San Diego Union Tribune, Aug. 28, 2005
Comfort Art,” The Tribeca Trib, Sept. 1, 2005
Garden Variety,” Time Out, July 14, 2005
Chang-Jin Lee,” Happy Famous Artists, Nov. 6, 2005
Near Ground Zero, security is given artistic expression,” Metro, Aug. 23, 2005
It’s good to be back,” NY ARTS, 2003
Where Witty Meets Gritty,” The New York Times, Nov. 15, 2002
Queens International,” The Korea Times, New York, Aug. 7, 2002
Artists Explore Asian Culture in Chinatown Exhibit,” Lower Manhattan info, Nov.14, 2002
Contrary Equilibriums: Asian Women Artists,” World Journal, Oct. 22, 2002
Contrary Equilibriums,” The Korea Daily, Sept. 21, 2002

Publications:
“Comfort Women Wanted,” Exhibition Catalogue, The Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2015
“Comfort Women Wanted,” The Comfort Women Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013
“Busan Sea Art Festival” Exhibition Catalogue, Organized by the Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea, 2011
“The 21st Century, The Feminine Century, and the Century of Diversity and Hope,” Exhibition Catalogue
The Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon, Korea, 2009
“Queens International,” Exhibition Catalogue, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, 2002
“Contrary Equilibriums,” Exhibition Catalogue, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY, 2002

Education:
The State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY, BFA
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

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