Solo exhibitions

Life Traces
Gallery Artlink, Seoul, Korea
June 20-July 18, 2019
Press release
Show booklet.pdf
Green Hammock Video
Green Hammock Interview Video

Winter Verse
George BIllis Gallery NY
January 22- February 23, 2019
Reception Thursday, January 24, 6-8pm
Press Release
Show card

Earth, Tree Woman
Gallery Artlink, Seoul, Korea
April 1-April 20, 2018
Opening April 4, 4pm-6:30pm
t. 82 2 738 0738
press release
Show card.pdf

Risky Thread Stitching
Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea
May 5-June 2, 2015
Opening May 5, 5pm-8pm
t. 02- 3210 1233

press release

Ode to Sprouts
George Billis Gallery New York
March 31 - April 25, 2015
Opening, Thursday, April 2
press release
NYCULTURE, "Ode to Sprouts"

Dream Seedpod
Artlink Gallery, Seoul, Korea
December 14 - January 13, 2013
press release

Stepping Forward
George Billis Gallery
New York, NY. 
April 5 - May 7, 2011
press release

Thread Whisper
Dolphin Gallery
Kansas City, MO
May 28-July 3, 2009
press release

George Billis Gallery LA
Los Angeles, CA
January 6-February 14, 2009
press release


Group exhibition

Baik Wha Man Bal
Gallery Artlink,
Seoul, Republic of Korea
May 5 -30, 2021

The de Young Open Exhibit
de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
de Young Museum
October 10-January 3, 2021
In celebration of the de Young museum's 125th anniversary

Une Exposition d'Arts Obsessionels de la Fibre
Graver Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
March-April 2020

George Billis Gallery New York
Curated by Robin King Carla Ricebuto
November 5-December 7, 2019

Built Environment
The Epsten Gallery
Overland Park, Kansas
October 22, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Beyond Bounds.Dazzling
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Overland Park, KS
April, 2017

Reviewing Trend of Contemporary Art
Ami Art Museum, Dangjin, South Korea
July-October, 2016

East Meets West
George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
June 28– July 23, 2016
Opening Reception Thursday June 30, 6-8pm
press release

The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance
Fuller Craft Museum,
Brockton, MA
April 16– August 21, 2016
Opening Reception April 17, 2016
Guest Curator: Bruce Hoffman

Cut, Fold, and Form
Racine Art Museum
Racine, WI
January 24 – May 1, 2016
press release

Ecole de Ami Residency
Ami Art Museum, Dangjin, Korea
September 1-October 17, 2015

Holding Patterns
Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas, Lawrence
September 16 - March 15, 2015
video interview

Fragmentsof Surroundings(5 person show)
Park Eul Bok Embroidery Museum
Seoul, Korea
September 27, 2014 – April 25, 2015 

Six Ranges of Seeing
Park Eul Bok Embroidery Museum
Seoul, Korea
September, 2013 – April, 2014

‘One Hundred Faceless Women,’ Installation
Korea Galleries Art Fair
March 3.14- 17, 2013

"Working on the Bias"
Watson Gallery, Salina, KS
February 28 - April 22, 2013
Curated by Rachel Epp Buller & Carolyn Wedel

The Female Gaze:
Women Artists Making Their World
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
November 17, 2012 - April 7, 2013 

Women to Watch 2012: Focus on Fiber & Textiles
Dean's Gallery, Miller Nichols Library
University of Missouri, Kansas City
September 17 - November 2, 2012 

Sturt Haaga Gallery in the Descanso Gardens
September 9- November 25, 2012
press release

A Sense of Place
The Philadelphia Art Alliance
Philadelphia, PA.
curated by Bruce Hoffman
February 2012
video interview
press release

Abstract•Kansas City
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Overland Park, Kansas
November 16, 2011 - February 19, 2012

Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Dec 9, 2011- February 12, 2012

Between Heaven and Earth

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
Curated by Elisabeth Kirsch
October 21- December, 2011
press release.pdf

We project Installation
Rocket Grant, Funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum
March 24 - April 3, 2011

Special events

Asian American Women Artist Association
Slide Slam Presentation
March 25, 2023

Art on Paper Fair in NYC
Represented by George BIllis Gallery CT
September 9-12, 2021

A Virtual Exhibition
Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas

New work by artists who have previously engaged with the Spencer Museum and University of Kansas communities.

Streaming with Saralyn
Featuring Ke-Sook Lee and Kris Ercums
Spenser Museum of Art
April 27, 2020

Handmade Book
Ke-Sook Lee
"Portrait of a Woman as an Artist"
Printed in Rice paper, hand binded & cover designed by Ke-Sook Lee
46 pages, Edition of 30
Artlink Gallery, Seoul Korea 2019

Material Culture Review 86 (Fall 2017)
“Materiality, Affect, and the Archive:The Possibility of Feminist Nostalgia in Contemporary Handkerchief Embroidery,”
On Ke-Sook Lee: Memory and Coded Communication p.27- p.30
By Mariah Gruner

Artist talk & Docent presentation
Life Traces
July 4, 2019 4-6pm
July 5, 2019 5-6pm
July 9, 2019 11-1pm
Gallery Artlink, Seoul, Korea

Winter Verse installation
Art Market San Francisco
April 25-28, 2019
Fort Mason/Festival Pavilion
San Francisco, CA

Spencer Museum of Art
The University of Kansas
168 pages

Interview with Raechelle Gardner-Roe
for artist’s portrait of The Femin • Is exhibition
at the Writers Place
Kansas City, MO
September – October 2017

“Artwork from the Collection of University Hospitals”
University Hospital, 2016, p.176

Korean Contemporary Art Book 029
Lee, Ke-Sook
Hexagon publishing, 192 pages
order book here

Ecole De Ami Residency
Ami Art Museum
Dangjin, Korea
September 1-October 17, 2016

Work Shop:
Drawing with Thread
Park Eul Bok Embroidery Museum
Seoul, Korea
October 1& 2, 2014

DukSung Women's University
October 23, 2014

Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
September 10-15, 2014

Beyond Bounds, Electric
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Overland Park, KS
October 18, 2014

Atrium Installation
Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
"Blue Moon"
Thread, mesh and wire
Dimension: 19 x 7 x 8 ft.
Extended exhibition since February 2011

"Conversation with the Artist"
Duk Sung Women's University
Seoul, Korea
October 23, 2013

One Hundred Faceless Women
Ke-Sook Lee
Blurb, 100 pages

Visiting Artist Talk and Presentation
Park Eul Bok, Embroidery Museum
Seoul, Korea
October 23 , 2013

'Little Bird'
Installation Commission
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO.
Completed in June, 2013

Artists' Walk and Presentation
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
May 10, 2013

Artist Discussion and brown bag
Watson Gallery
Salina, KS
March 18, 2013

Visiting Artist Presentation
Textile Study Group New York
April 17, 2013

Artist Discussion
Sense of Place
Philadelphia Arts and Alliance, PA
February, 2012

San Fransico Art Fair

“Blossoms in the Sky 7” installation
May 17-20, 2012

Pen Tales On The Road:
A Night of Travel & Migration

Ke-Sook Lee:
Poems and Embroidered Drawings
The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU
Book Exhibition & readings
June 8-22, 2011

Pink Art Fair Seoul
Coex, Seoul, Korea
One Hundred Faceless Women, installation
represented by George Billis Gallery
New York, NY
September 22-25, 2011

"One Hundred Faceless Woman"
Installation, Red Dot New York
March 3-6, 2011