kate hers RHEE is a visual artist and cultural producer who works in the field of social art practice. Her projects manifest in multiple mediums including: performance, sound, drawing, video, internet blogging, sculpture, installation, and in commodities such as food products, posters, zines, flash cards, and games. RHEE studied at the University of California-Irvine, while on a Graduate Studies Diversity Scholarship and a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. She obtained her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. RHEE was named the James & Stephania McClennen Fellow of the Millay Colony 2013 and awarded 1st Prize of the AHL Foundation in 2014. Before receiving her M.F.A., 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, Millay Colony of the Arts, and Künstlerdorf Schöppingen on fellowships.
She has shown in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, most recently at Coohaus Art (New York), the Berlinische Galerie – Museum for Modern Art (Berlin), MOMENTUM (Berlin), SOMArts Cultural Center (San Francisco), and was recently reviewed in Afterimage: Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. 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.