Korean, born 1964, lives in Seoul
Lee Bul earned her BFA in sculpture from Hong Ik University in Seoul (1987). She has become known for her sculptural and multi-media installations that explore trends in popular culture, themes of feminine identity, and science fiction fantasies such as her series of female cyborgs, which were included in the 1998 Hugo Boss Prize Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York. Organized by the FW+M and the San Francisco Art Institute, her one-person exhibition Live Forever traveled to numerous North American venues in 2002 including the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, CA and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City. In 1999, Lee was selected to represent her country in the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Other solo shows have been organized by Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan (2000), Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland (Projektraum, 1999), and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (Projects series, 1997).