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.
kacielees@gmail.com

’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.

Solo Exhibitions
'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.

Selected Exhibitions
'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.
'08​ Exhibition - Again and Again at Open End Gallery in Chicago, IL
 
Reviews, Interviews, Publications
'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 PodcastEpisode 16.
'18 Publication: PLASMA 4: Interplanetary Art & Science MagazineDiana 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.