Solo shows

September 2016 • Rebirth, Vermillion, Seattle, WA

May 2016 • Run Race Ragged: Three Takes on Racial Politics in America, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA

March 2015 • Disconnects: The Linguistics of Race, Zeitgeist Coffee, Seattle, WA

April 2013 • Design-Unbuild: The Adaptive Architecture of Thought, Caffe Torino, Seattle, WA

March 2012 • Genius Loci: Mixed Media Work, Row House, Seattle, WA

Group shows

November 2016 • High Blood, presented by The CultureShock Collective, Spaceworks Gallery, Tacoma, WA

November 2016 • Portrayal: Contemporary Portraiture, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

October 2015 • Ballyhoo, Gary Henderson Gallery, Seattle, WA

January 2015 • Arts & Social Change Showcase, Arts & Social Change Symposium, Bellevue, WA

December 2014 • 9th Annual Miniature Art Extravaganza, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA

November 2014 • Bojagi: Unwrapping Korean American Identities, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, WA

December 2012 • End of an Era, Bauhaus Books and Coffee, Seattle, WA

May 2000 • Parlour Room group show, Seattle, WA

April 1997 • East / West: Visions in Between, Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Performances / Workshops

October 2015 • Here I Am: Creating a Self-Portrait as an Act of Cultural Resistance, workshop at 2015 Seattle Race Conference, Seattle, WA

December 2014 • Mirror Images, multimedia performance at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, WA

July 2013 • The Racialized Self-Portrait, lecture and workshop for an American Literature: Art, Culture
and Imaginations of Social Change
class at Robinson Center for Young Scholars, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA

July 2013 • Displacing Rage: The Education of a Cultural Hybrid, multimedia performance at The Breadline Performance Series, Vermillion, Seattle, WA

May 2010 • Displacing Rage: The Education of a Cultural Hybrid, multimedia performance at Life in Marvelous Times: Cultural Work in the Racial Present conference, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Selected collections

Private collection of Isaac Layman

Collection of University of Pennsylvania, Fine Arts Department

Collection of FITCH


The News Tribune, Review: ‘High Blood’ spills racial frustration at Spaceworks gallery,” Rosemary Ponnekanti, Nov. 24, 2016.

International Examiner, “‘Community is Everything’—The CultureShock Collective Opens ‘High Blood’ Art Exhibit In Tacoma,” Tamiko Nimura, Nov. 28, 2016.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “A Conversation With Yoona Lee About Everything That Matters! Check out her work at Vermillion through Saturday, October 8th!”  Xavier Lopez, Jr., Oct. 4, 2016.

The Stranger Art & Performance quarterly magazine, featured image in Visual Arts section, Spring 2016, Vol. 5. No. 1.

The Stranger/The Stranger Suggests, “Yoona Lee: Genius Loci,” April 13, 2012.

The Stranger, “Is That It?” review by Anna Minard, April 10, 2012.

The Stranger/Slog, “Art, Disaster, Formlessness, and the Oil Spill,” Jen Graves, June 9, 2010.


BA, University of Pennsylvania
Major in English/Minor in Fine Art
Philadelphia, PA

Diploma in Desktop Production, Art Institute of Seattle
Seattle, WA


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