Changyeon Lee, Director at Studio god's gift, lives and works in New York City; Las Vegas; Seoul, South Korea. He achieved Master degree in New Media Arts at New York University with Full Years Grants and received National Scholarships from South Korea Government(from 2015 to 2017).
In 2018, He won the grand-prix at Young Artist Contest from International Young Artist Association, and he is participating in the 2018 SCOPE MIAMI BEACH ART FAIR at Miami, United States, coming this December.
Also, he recently won 2018 Artist of the Year, from Destig Award, and currently exhibiting his kinetic art installation series, ‘A Thousand Breaths’ on the exhibition, August 2018, at the Gallery We, Cheongdam, Seoul.
As a Poet, Copywriter(TBWA New Media Arts Creatives), MediaLab Researcher at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Data Artist/Net-Artist and Kinetic Installation Artist, he currently expands his area of poetry into the interactive media art. His works have been presented internationally, including United States, Germany, and South Korea. Recent displays of his work include exhibitions at the Museum of Moving Image New York; Interactive Corp(IAC) at Chelsea in New York City; Doosan Gallery at Chelsea in New York City; Schwules Museum in Berlin; 150th Memorial Day of the Civil War of United states, in Green Wood National Cemetry in New York; among others.
In addition to gallery exhibitions, his works are being introduced, over 4,500 media newsrooms and media channels including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, ABC News, Business Insider, TRT, Canal +, China News Daily, SKY, among others.
Changyeon Lee is a New York-based award-winning artist and director of Studio god’s gift. His practice specialises in kinetic sculpture through the use of mechanical components and natural objects. The kinetic art installation series, A Thousand Breaths, represents human breathing in a form of which the artist refers to as “motion amidst rest.” The installations in this series articulate his perspective on the transitory versus the perpetuity, from his experience being in COMA.
At the end of everything, beginning of everything becomes distinct.
It was my breath. While i was waiting for the arrival of my end, this thought occurred to me; I want to hand my breath to my you.
Blessedly, my end did not arrive to me at that night. I came to consciousness soon after, and started capturing my breath into the kinetic installation series, ‘A Thousand Breath’.
The world being with you was a field all in flowers. Wandering in our field, I have prepared to inbreathe eternal full of life into the scenery of us. It was the only thing I would, should, could do before someday, the end of everything, arrives from somewhere, at sometime, or sadly by some other people, not by ourselves.
Even though I have already been aware that this world is not correct,
My reason to live, to survive,
Always, it was you.
To my you, I want to present this.
The thing that i will keep until the end of my everything.
My gift is my breath.
Take this breath.
To you, my god’s gift.