about Sae A...

Born in South Korea, Lee grew up and educated in the United States since 2000: she earned her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010, She finished her Master's in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2012. She has exhibited in various places in the United States such as greater Washington DC area, Staunton, VA, Providence, RI, and New Haven, CT. She came back to S.Korea during Covid-19 to be with her family and  currently lives and works in Seoul Korea. She is now represented by Gallery Jeon.

She is known for expressing unaltered confession of doubt, of tension about painting, and of vulnerability, investigating and toying with perception of sensual beauty through paint. She describes the painting process as “a happy discomfort.” Lee is currently earning a doctoral degree in art education in college teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Lee’s research interests include the Studio Visits among artists discussing trajectory of contemporary painting and emerging young artist/painter.

Rhode Island School of Design BFA in Painting 2010
Yale School of Art MFA in Painting/Printmaking 2012
Doctoral Candidate of Columbia Teachers College EDDCT degree in Art Education 

CV available upon request