Beau Bree Rhee

Wings: Ailes Series, 2019

India ink and gouache on archival paper

Painting35.6 x 28 x 1cmShips from United States of America

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About the Artist

Beau Bree Rhee (she/they) is a visual artist and choreographer whose work centers around body-space-ecologies. She works primarily with drawing and performance, often including an assemblage of poetry, scores, natural pigments and installation. The central themes of her research-based work are: radical dependencies with the environment, the body as a cosmic being, the multifarious roles of matter & language. Rhee is trilingual and tricultural (Korean-American-French). Her multi- modal practice relates to their diasporic identity. Their latest work Shadow of the Sea engages with the space of myth as a lyrical means to navigate the Anthropocene. Rhee has shown her work at institutions including The Kitchen; Madison Square Park Conservancy; Ma’s House BIPOC Art Studio; KW Institute for Contemporary Art/Berlin Biennale; Bard Graduate Center Gallery; Kaaitheater Bruxelles; Baryshnikov Arts Center; MoMA/PS1. Their work is in the MoMA Library and Research Collection, and has been in The New York Times. Rhee is an Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design, and has spoken as a guest artist at Guild Hall, Columbia University, and The Whitney Museum. She is based in NYC and is an amateur gardener.

About the Artwork

The Wings 날개 Ailes series I worked on from about 2018-2020 – a series of abstractions on the female erotic form. I’ve long been fascinated with the wing-like shape of the pelvis and thought in art there is such a dearth of representations of female pleasure and this source of power. It’s kind of calligraphic in a way too, thinking of a form that can signify this both anatomically and emotionally. This is a smaller one in terms of scale, and the series includes works that are at the scale of the body.