The Future is – FIREWALL Pop-up

The Future is at the RVCC Art Gallery. Visit HERE for more information. Date: August 31st to September 30th, 2022 Location: 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, New Jersey . Opening hours: Mondays, 3:00pm – 8:00pm Tuesdays, 10:00am – 3:00pm Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 8:00pm Thursdays, 10:00am – 6:00pm Fridays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm


Kinetic Launch Party

Kinetic Launch Party at Terzo Piano. Check HERE for more information. . Date: October 1st, 2022 Time: 7 -9pm Location: Terzo Piano 1515 14th St NW #300 Washington, DC 20005 Ticket: $75. (reserve a ticket HERE)



Group Exhibition, Perplexity, at The Kreeger Museum. Visit HERE for more information. . Date: September 17th to December 10th, 2022 Location: The Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington DC, 20007. (Masks are required in all indoor spaces) Opening Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm . Fall member reception: September 28th 6:00 – 8:00pm Ticket: Free of charge…



Solo Exhibition, Mesophotic Sanctuary, is on view at Delaware Children’s Museum from June 10th to August 26th, 2022. Check HERE for the details of the event. Opening Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 12 – 5 PM at The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801



Group exhibition, SOFT SOLIDARITY (SoS) curated by Joyce Yu-Jean Lee is on view at Pearl River Mart SoHo Gallery from May 18 to August 28. Opening Hours: Every day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pearl River Mart Soho Gallery, 452 Broadway, NY 10013 Artists include: aricoco, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Natalia Nakazawa, Lu Zhang


“Haptic/Somatic” curated by Patricia Miranda is on view from Sept 30 to Dec 2, 2021 in Southern Connecticut State University Buley Art Gallery. Read the details HERE.



“In The Wake of Slumber” guest juried by Natalia Nakazawaon view 5/15 – 6/09 | Paradice Palase 1260 Broadway, Brooklyn. You may go over the details here.


Monuments to the Future

Monuments to the Future, the 2021 edition of the on-going Stations of the Cross project hosted by the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts & Religion. A public art project that seeks to use the Passion story to prompt reflection and action in response to social injustice. Listen to my audio narrative about Veiled, which I photographed in Shanghai.


Constructed Mysteries

“Constructed Mysteries” curated by Kenneth Steinbach and Michelle Westmark Wingard, is on view in-person until April 18th at Bethel University Olson Gallery by appointment. READ the catalog here and follow the gallery Instagram @bethelgalleriesfor details on the upcoming video tour.


Photo essay, “An Indelible Season: NYC, 2020”

Image Journal, Issue No. 106, a literary journal publishing my photo essay, An Indelible Season: NYC, 2020 about my experience during the COVID-19 quarantine in NYC this past spring.

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Joyce Yu-Jean Lee’s solo exhibition “Growing Glo-cal”

My solo exhibition, Growing Glo-cal, opens at Womenswork.Art gallery, 4 South Clinton, Poughkeepsie, 12601.

State of the DysUnion II
3-channel HD video projection onto custom screen, astroturf, soft sculpture; 8:30 minutes looped ; 2020

State of the Dysunion II

My solo exhibition “STATE OF THE DYSUNION II” at Walford Galleries, Adams Hall, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL, 60187. Link of the virtual documentation here. On view: Until October 22nd 2020



A charity auction for the celebration of the Suffrage Movement and 100 Years of Women’s Rights organised by The Delaware Contemporary


“Search for Feminism” at VBKÖ, Vienna, Austria

Curated by Aline Lara Rezende & Julia Hartmann

VBKÖ – Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs (Austrian Association of Women Artists)


Tiger Strikes Asteroid presents “REDIRECT”

FIREWALL Pops-Up at”REDIRECT”, an exhibition organized by Tiger Strikes Asteroid Grenville at RAMP Gallery, Asheville, NC curated by Suzanne Dittenber


FIREWALL featured on BBC “The Real Story”

I was interviewed by James Coomarasamy of BBC Sounds where we discussed FIREWALL and internet censorship in China


Asian American Art Alliance Costume Auction

I made this couture costume out of aluminum chainmail and lenticular lenses entitled “Piscis” for the Asian American Arts Alliance 2019 fundraiser: Costume, Couture and Cocktails!

Drawing Acts: Process and Performance, a conference at SUNY New Paltz

Titled Embodying Entity Through Durational Drawing, the workshop explores drawing as a tool of observation and compassion for the experiences of others and how the duration of a drawing act changes our bodies and it’s capabilities for transcendence.


Aquae Lumen commissioned in Alexandria, VA

My first permanent installation opened this fall 2019!

Fall 2018 NEWS

I will speak on a couple panel discussions this fall: “Moving Visuals” exhibition and “Museums Grapple with Social and Political Changes”.


Metropolitan Museum “Project Your Future” workshop

Play with illumination and color with artist, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, to create your own light box to share your future with the world. Free with museum admission, free for children under 12 with an adult.


China Unscripted Podcast: #42 Hacking China’s Censorship

Dan Phiffer & I had a great conversation with the friendly folks China Unscripted about FIREWALL…


FIREWALL pops-up at University of Michigan

I presented FIREWALL at the New Media Caucus “Border Control” symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on September 21st 2019, in a panel discussion with Nadav Assor, Patricia Villalobos Echeverría and Maria del Carmen Montoya.

“State of the DysUnion” extended – March 28th

Exhibition EXTENDED: January 25 – March 28


“Whatchamacallit” show at Gallery CA in Baltimore

Please join me for a group show, “Whatchamacallit,” at Gallery CA curated by James Williams II


Hong Kong Free Press covers FIREWALL!

“Two artists ask: what does it mean to live under the shadow of the Great Firewall?” by Holmes Chan in Hong Kong Free Press on January 19, 2019


“State of the DysUnion” at NJCU opens Jan 25!

In the Trump era of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” I probe the dissonance of the media landscape via animated video installations that question assumptions around individual agency and diverse truths.


“NOT FOUND” show – Green Wave Art, Hong Kong

“NOT FOUND” exhibition in Hong Kong with artist, Ying Ting; curated by Iago


FIREWALL pops up in Austria!

FIREWALL Internet Cafe has popped up in St. Polten, Austria!

“Searching for… Serendipity,” a group exhibition curated by Julia Hartmann and Magdelena Stoger

motion-sensitive LED skylight installation, 2-channel HD video projection onto floor; 5:11 minutes looped; 2016

“Verti-Call” solo exhibition in Grand Rapids!

Please join me for my “Verti-Call” exhibition Artist Talk and reception, Oct 6th, 6p

On view: Sept 6 – Oct 15th, 2016 at Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 

2016 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Engagement Recipient!

I am grateful to recieve a Creative Engagement grant from LMCC for FIREWALL! Thankful for the generous support of NYC!



THANK YOU for your support of FIREWALL! See project website for complete list of press coverage.


Asian Women Giving Circle GRANT!

I am excited to be awarded an Artist grant for FIREWALL from the Asian Women Giving Circle! 


Creative Capital’s “On Our Radar” + Anti-Utopias!

I am honored to be selected for Creative Capital’s “On Our Radar,” featuring noteworthy artist projects!

Sabin Bor’s “Anti-Utopias” blog published a series of editorials about “TechNoBody,” a group exhibition curated by Patricia Miranda including my work.


New Year News!

“Still Light Stills” solo show at Creative Paradox in Annapolis, MD

“TechNoBody,” a group show curated by Patricia Miranda at Pelham Art Center in Pelham, NY


Arlington Arts Center Fall SOLO!

I will be debuting new work from my On the Brink series in the Fall SOLOS at Arlington Arts Center from October 18th through December 20th.


STEAM featured in NY Times!

Please check out the New York Times review by Susan Hodara, “Putting the A in STEAM” of the ArtsWestchester exhibition in which I am included… happy and humbled to be in such great company!

On the Brink
2-channel video projection, custom screen, artificial grass, 2014

“On the Brink” at School 33!

“On the Brink” exhibition atSchool 33 Member’s Gallery

1427 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

June 13 to August 21st, 2014

Spring`14 shows!

Please join me this Spring for the openings of 2 shows:

STEAM @ ArtsWestchester White Plains, NY

On the Brink @ School 33Baltimore, MD


“kōˈôrdənəts” Solo & Franklin Furnace Fund!

Please join me for the opening of kōˈôrdənəts: N51:27:3 E7:0:47 to N31:12:27 E121:30:19 at the All Things Project @ NCGV in Greenwich Village, NYC

Summer Reading & Writing!

NPR All Tech Considered ran a fun story about the HacDC workshops I have been attending this summer.


“Ephemeral Arena” during Artscape at Gallery Four

Gallery Four presents the group exhibition Ephemeral Arena during Artscape 2013. The opening reception will commence after the announcement of the winner of the 2013 Sondheim Prize at the Walters Museum.

JinYu Mirage
video projection onto sand, 2013 collaboration with Chinese painter, Betrand Mao

“Mixtopias” Reviewed!

So happy to be in good company in MIXTOPIAS at VisArts, Rockville and collaborate with Bertrand Mao. I’m honored to be reviewed together in both The Washington Post by Mark Jenkins and the chinese World Journal by Yu Mao Fen!

MSAC 2013 Individual Artist Award!

Thank you Maryland State Arts Council for awarding me a $3,000 Individual Artist Award in the category of Media/Digital/Electronic Arts!

“Smörgåsbord” juried by Paddy Johnson

Gallery CA, City Arts Building 440 E Oliver Street, Baltimore, MDDec 31, 2012 – Feb 1, 2013 Reception: Friday, Jan 18th, 5 – 8p 


Best of 2012 in Washington Post!

I am happy and flattered to be included among the Top 10 Best Art Gallery Shows in D.C. in the Washington Post by Mark Jenkins, who reviewed about 200 shows this year, and saw many more!


“Perspectives” solo show at Goucher College

“Perspectives: a Look through Cultural Lenses”, Silber Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD.

October 30 – December 2, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, November 9th, 6-9p


“Made in China.” at (e)merge Reviewed!

Thanks for your generous support of my first performance-based video installation, or “installation art activated by the Artist’s Presence” …a phrase coined by Adam Budak, curator of Contemporary Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, during the “Performance Art: IMPACT” panel discussion at (e)merge art fair.


(e)merge Art Fair!

I am excited to participate as an Independent Artist in (e)merge Art Fair, Thurs, Oct 4 – Sun, Oct 7 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, D.C. Please come out to see my new installation and performance project!


Fellows Converge: Obstructions

My 2-year Hamiltonian Fellowship culminated with this collaborative group exhibition curated by Tim Doud, Co-chair of the Art Department at American University. The So Fellowship has provided me opportunities to mount solo exhibitions, a solo booth at Scope NYC 2011, and plug into the D.C. art scene. I feel privileged to be selected for this, and am grateful for Paul So’s vision for and support of the arts!


review: “Passages II” in The Sentinel

Chinese-American Artist Uses Video to Examine Identity by Wanda Jackson

Montpelier Arts Center

9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708
April 10 – May 27, 2012


review: “Passages” in the Washington Post!

Joyce Yu-Jean Lee’s ‘Passages’ at Hamiltonian Gallery by Mark Jenkins on 3.2.12, page C9

review: On “Passages”

Review of “Passages” exhibition at Hamiltonian Gallery

by Joshua Wade Smith on 3.2.12


“Passages” exhibition

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW, Washington D.C. 20009
Feb 11 – Mar 10, 2012

Reception: Saturday, Feb 11th, 7 – 9p
Artist Talk: Wednesday, Feb 22nd @ 7p

New Subsidized Studio!

I am so grateful to receive the C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown studio at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower!

A fully funded studio in the historic clock tower, I will participate in monthly open studios, sponsored by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts. Come by to see my new digs on Saturday, Jan 7th from 1-5p


Auctioning “At Last” prints

Bid on my work to support the Goldwell Open Air Museum Albert’s Tarantella IV by October 1st!


Review: Goldwell Open Air Museum residency

Pahrump Valley Times: Artist showcases talents, shares experience with area students

AIR Projects: Beijing, China

I will be in Beijing working for AIR Projects from July 1 – Aug 5, 2011 as the Residency Coordinator. I am excited to work directly with the program director, curator, James Elaine.

Our inaugural group of residents is comprised of a dozen artists from all around the U.S. Please check out our new residency in China and consider applying for the next summer residency!

Fellows Converge: Broadly Thinking

Group exhibition at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C. curated by Zoe Charlton

June 25 to Aug 5, Reception: Sat, June 25, 7 – 9p

review: “At Last” in /One/

by Joshua Korenblat on 6.2.11


Henry Walters Traveling Grant

April 4 – June 13, 2011London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan and Venicetravelogue to come, so stay tuned!



Escaping Artist: The Subtle Highlights by Alissa Guzman on 3.21.11


3 reviews | 2 shows: New Now & Academy 2010 in DC

cablegram: Dispatches #17 | New Now: Introducing the 2010 Hamiltonian Fellows by N. Elizabeth Schlatter on 8.30.10

Washington City Paper: New Now @ Hamiltonian Gallery by John Anderson on 7.30.10

DCist: ACADEMY 2010 @ Conner Contemporary Art by Matthew Smith on 7.15.10

Review: Blue Sky Project residency

review: Blue Sky Project residency The Oakwood Register: UD’s Blue Sky Project finds fertile field of art energy by Burt Saidel on 7.20.10 >> download Oakwood Register PDF

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