kate hers RHEE

kate hers RHEE is an interdisciplinary visual artist and cultural producer. She studied notably under Juli Carson, Yong Soon Min, Yvonne Rainer, and Bruce Yonemoto at the University of California-Irvine, while on full scholarships – Graduate Studies Diversity Scholarship and a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. A recipient of numerous awards and grants, RHEE was recently named the James & Stephania McClennen Fellow of the Millay Colony for the Arts 2013 and presented with the 1st Prize of the AHL Foundation in 2014. She received a Studio Grant from the Cultural Project of the Professional Association of Berlin Artists and a DAAD fellowship. Before receiving her MFA, she conducted research in Korea on a Fulbright Scholarship and Blakemore Language Grant, traveled to Tibet on a University of California Pacific Rim Grant, and lived in Berlin, Germany on a supplemental Jacob K. Javits Research Fellowship. She attended Vermont Studio Center, MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony, and Künstlerdorf Schöppingen on full fellowships. She has shown most recently at: Coohaus Art (Chelsea- NYC), the Berlinische Galerie – Museum for Modern Art (Berlin), Misulsegye Gallery, (Seoul), MOMENTUM (Berlin), SOMArts Cultural Center (San Francisco-CA). Born in Seoul, raised in Detroit, RHEE considers herself a transnational Korean-American with German persuasions. Her work reflects the complex nature of miscast identity, language as a marker of difference and cultural dislocation. She lives and works in Berlin and Detroit.

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