Ahree Lee

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Most Recent Affiliation:

  • Yale University


  • Seoul, Korea


  • Ahree Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is a multi-media artist working in video, photography, sound and interactive installations. She received her B.A. in English literature from Yale University and a M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale School of Art, where she studied under Sheila de Bretteville. Lee’s many commissions include the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the 01SJ Biennial, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, the 2006 International Short Film Festival in Leuven, Belgium, the International Festival of Video Art of Casablanca and the Sundance Channel. Her Webby-nominated video ‘Me’ was shown by Steve Jobs as a demo for YouTube on Apple TV and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of the Moving Image, New York. ‘Me’ currently has over 9 million views. Lee lives and works in Los Angeles with her daughter and husband, Nathan Melsted, an electronic musician, who composes musical scores for much of Lee’s work.