Biography

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photo credit: Benoit Palop










Alex M. Lee is an artist who utilizes 3D animation, video game engines, virtual/augmented/immersive reality platforms, machine learning and the potential of simulation technologies in order to investigate contemporary modes of representation, artifice and technical images - culling from concepts within science, science fiction, physics, philosophy, and modernity.

Born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in the United States of America, he received his BFA (2005) with emphasis in Photography and Digital Imaging and MFA (2009) with emphasis in Art & Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is Assistant Professor of Animation at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design & Art with Affiliated Position at Mesa City's Media and Immersive eXperience Center.

Lee has exhibited internationally in North America, Europe and Asia. Selected exhibitions include: Gallery Hakusen, Tokyo, Japan; Mio Photo, Osaka, Japan; Gallery DOS, Seoul, Korea; Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea; Eyebeam: Center for Art & Technology, New York, NY; LEV Festival, Madrid, Spain; Paris/Berlin Recontres Internationales; Elektra International Digital Art Festival, Montreal, Canada; New Images XR Art Fair, Paris, France.

His work has been published in articles covering art, science, and culture including: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Metaverse Creativity, Canadian Art, and Routledge Press. Lee has received generous support for his research projects from sources including Unity Meta XR, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Trinity Square Video, the Institute for Electronic Arts, and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.