Beau Bree Rhee (she/they) is a visual artist and choreographer based in New York, NY.
Rhee’s work is based in drawing, dance, and ecology. She is interested in creating relationships between body-space, the senses, and the environment. Her work primarily takes the forms of drawing and performance, and additionally with haptic forms (scents, sound). Throughout her work, Rhee utilizes sustainable, natural materials – a direct reflection of the Sustainable Systems course she teaches as an Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design. Says Rhee, “I think that the meaningful future of creative practice lies in these dialogues that merge science, art, dance, philosophy (etc)… re- thinking & re-choreographing our movements can become one small step towards creating more just & sustainable societies.”
Rhee's body of work includes an ongoing exploration of the female erotic form, which the artist believes to be an under-represented subject in contemporary art. Wings Ailes 날개 focuses on the inherent power and beauty of the female pelvis. The bone structure’s wing-like form is interpreted in shapes and color that hold power and meaning for the artist personally rather than conventionally. The title alludes both flight - allowing the body to walk, move, dance - and to Rhee’s identity as a trilingual and tricultural artist (Korean-American-French).
Rhee holds an MFA in Contemporary Artistic Practices from the Geneva University of Art and Design, and a BA in Art History and Dance from Barnard College, Columbia University. Her work has been shown at institutions including Madison Square Park Conservancy; Ma’s House BIPOC Art Studio; KW Institute for Contemporary Art/Berlin Biennale; The Kitchen; and MoMA/PS1, NY; among others.
Wings Ailes 날개
India ink & gouache on Arches cotton rag paper
18” W x 24” H (framed with archival mat)
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