Based in New Jersey, Han Lee is a remarkable creative force renowned for his innovative work in new media art and design. With a career spanning two decades, Lee has left an indelible mark on esteemed companies such as CJ, Samsung, Fi New York, Sigient, allm Interactive, as a senior designer and creative director. Collaborating with renowned brands including LG, Hyundai, Scholastic, Time Warner Cable, Nintendo America, Google, and Tencent, Lee's designs have garnered international recognition and earned him prestigious accolades, including the esteemed Webby Awards. Notably, his works have been featured in notable publications such as the TASCHEN book and have captivated audiences worldwide.
Lee's artistic journey has taken him to diverse locations around the globe, where he has performed and exhibited his works. From the vibrant streets of New York City to the cultural hubs of Seoul, Jeju Island, Gwangju, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Jerusalem, and Haifa, his immersive artworks have explored the themes of "Light" and "Time," inviting audiences to emotionally immerse themselves in his creations.
Presenting 'RAIN OF JOY,' his latest media art exhibition and performance, Lee surprises audiences with a gift that promises an interactive dialogue with his artwork. Each gift box unveils a unique experience, underscoring Lee's overarching goal of immersive engagement.
To Lee, rain symbolizes the life force that springs forth through movement. Rain invites us to pause, observe our surroundings, and reminisce about joyful moments. His inventive concept of the 'Rain Room' immerses viewers in a delightful playground, where every action elicits a delightful response from the responsive rain. 'Rain of Joy' beckons the audience to enter a playground of tears of joy, where immersion takes center stage. Han Lee's groundbreaking fusion of technology and art continues to captivate and inspire.
During this multiple video performance, designer and media artist Han Lee performed live for 15 minutes in each session, accompanying the background graphic movements with his music, providing the audience with a multi-sensory experience that seamlessly blended time, space, sound, and visual elements. This one-of-a-kind performance took place in front of an interactive artwork installation that utilized projection mapping technology, further enhancing the immersive nature of the event. Visitors witnessed the intersection of art and technology in real-time, engaging with the artist at the gallery space. We are grateful to everyone who participated and made this event truly memorable.
This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.
This program is also supported in part by Queens Rising, a multi disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough's culture and creative diversity.