KACIE LEES




American artist based in New York working in sculpture, video and neon.
2019
Solo Exhibition 2019 - Necessary Phenomenon at O'Project Space, Los Angeles, CA. 
Group Exhibition 2019 - She Bends at Var West Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. 
Group Exhibition 2019 - Control Room with O' Project Space at Other Places Art Fair. Los Angeles, CA.
Visiting Artist 2019 - Western Neon School of Art, Seattle, WA.
Press 2019 - Autre Love, "Kacie Lees presents Necessary Phenomenon @ O' Project Space in Los Angeles," by Lani Trock April 4, 2019. 
2018 / 2019 Faculty - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
2018 / 2019 Director - Rare Air Exhibition Space on Governors Island, NY. 
2018 / 2019 Instuctor - Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA.


2018
Solo Exhibition 2018 - Hollow Boom at Rare Air Exhibition Space, Governors Island, NY. 
Group Exhibition 2018 - Artist Photonics at The Center for the Holographic Arts, New York, NY.
Group Exhibition 2018 - She Bends at The Midway, San Francisco, CA.
Group Exhibition 2018 - Origins at O' Project Space, Los Angeles, CA.
Interview 2018 - Mondo Neon Podcast, Episode 16
Publication 2018 - PLASMA 4: Interplanetary Art & Science Magazine. Diana Wehmeier, 22 x 28 cm, 196 Pages, English / Russian, Presentbooks 2018 ISSN: 2512-5591


2017
Residency 2017 - The Space: Light Artist Residency at The Center for Holographic Arts on Governors Island, NY.
Group Exhibition 2017 - She Bends at The Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Group Exhibition 2017 - Lumens in partnership with The Glass Arts Society, Norfolk, VA. 
Group Exhibition 2017 - The Fridge Show at Grand Opening Gallery, Denver, CO.
Solo Exhibition 2017 - The Splits at Budin, Brookyln, NY.
2017 Studio Assistant - Evan Holloway Studios, Los Angeles, CA.





BIO
Sculptor. Lives and works in New York.
Born 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri.
2008 Bachelors from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.
2012 Masters from the School of Visual Arts, New York.


CV
2019 - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL - Faculty
2019 - Rare Air Exhibition Space & Studio Program, Governors Island, Ny - Director
2019 - Western Neon School of Art, Seattle, Wa - Visiting Artist
2019 - Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, Ca - Neon Instructor
2019 - NBKF: The Farm on Kent, Brooklyn, Ny - Farmer / Service Manager (Since 2013) 


RESIDENCIES
2017 - The Space: Light Artist Residency at The Center for Holographic Arts on Governors Island, Ny.
2008 - Ceramics Studio Residency at Athletic Field Park with the Chicago Parks District, Chicago, Il.


PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
2019 - Autre Love, "Kacie Lees presents Necessary Phenomenon @ O' Project Space in Los Angeles," by Lani Trock April 4, 2019. 
2018 - The Mondo Neon Podcast Interview, Episode 16
2018 - Diana Wehmeier, PLASMA 4: Interplanetary Art & Science Magazine
             22 x 28 cm, 196 Pages, English / Russian, Presentbooks 2018 ISSN: 2512-5591
2017 - Vice Creators Article. "Neon Sculptures Illuminate Animals on the Verge of Extinction" by Beatrice Barkholz.
2017 - Westword Article. "Grand Opening, a DIY Living-Room Gallery, Hosts The Fridge Show Saturday" by Lila Thulin. 
2015 - Reader's Digest, Image for "Good Cops, Bad Cops," September 2015, Pages 20-21.


SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 - Necessary Phenomenon at O'Project Space, Los Angeles, Ca. 
2019 - She Bends at Var West Gallery, Milwaukee, Wi.
2018 - Hollow Boom at Rare Air Exhibition Space, Governors Island, Ny. 
2018 - Origins at O' Project Space, Los Angeles, Ca.
2018 - She Bends at the Midway Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
2018 - Artist Photonics at the Center for the Holographic Arts, Governors Island, Ny. 
2017 - She Bends at the Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, Ca.  SHE BENDS | Irene Ashu x Soul Magic
2017 - Lumens in partnership with the Glass Arts Society, Norfolk, Va.
2017 - Figment NYC, Governors Island, Ny.
2017 - Last Chance at Glass House Gallery, Brooklyn, Ny.
2017 - The Fridge Show at Grand Opening Gallery, Co.
2016 - The Splits - Neon Pop Up at Budin, Brooklyn, Ny.
2016 - Sparks piece at Youme Haus Digital Gallery.
2014 - Do Not Go Gentle at Youme Haus, Brooklyn, Ny.
2014 - Double Take at Youme Haus, Brooklyn, Ny.
2008 - Feminist Ecology: Women and the Earth at Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, Il.
2008 - What Makes Sense at Crank Yellow, St. Louis, Mo.
2008 - And Milk Comes Frozen Home at Revolving Door Gallery, Chicago, Il.
2006 - Again and Again at Open End Gallery, Chicago, Il.


kacielees@gmail.com