So Youn Lee (b.1984) is a Korean artist who identifies as a fresh contemporary artist best recognized for her vibrant and youthful original paintings reflecting varying themes surrounding innocence. 

Lee believes the intuitive part of the human mind is essential for human being as a spiritual entity. Her character ‘Mango’ is a metaphor of the intuition in her work, which has child like appearances, and no gender. 

Influenced by iconic 90’s asian culture such as comics and animation, Lee’s figurative paintings expresses both an echo of nostalgia of childhood and the yearning for an innocent utopian future. 

Based in San Francisco, CA, Lee continues to create and continues to show her work across North America, Europe, and Asia.


Upcoming Exhibition

2017 May  Art Busan, Busan, Korea

         Sep  Solo show, Gallery Ho, Seoul, Korea


Selected Solo Exhibition

2017  Jan   Limpid, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA  

2016  Nov  Hello, New World!, Secret Fresh Gallery, Manila, Philippines


Selected Group Exhibition

2017  Jan   6th Annual Supersonic Invitational, NYC, NY

2016  Jan   5th Annual Supersonic Invitational, Spoke/Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

          Apr   Moleskine Project V, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA 

          May  Colors 4 Person Show, FIFTY FIFTY, Seoul, Korea

          Aug  No-Commision Bronx

          Sep  Suggestivism, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

2015  Dec  No Commission Art Fair, The Dean Collection, Miami, FL

          Dec  Scope Miami Basel, Thinkspace Gallery, Miami, FL

          Dec  Post-it show 11, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

          Sep  LAX / LHRStolen Space Gallery , London, UK

          Aug  Rising, Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany

          July  Art Collector Starter Kit , Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA

          Jun  Dream Talk 4 Person Show, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA  

          Jun  EDC Live Painting, Just Kids Official, Las Vegas, NV

          May Cuba Stake Board, Art Whino Gallery, Oxen Hills, MD

          Apr  Moleskine Project IV, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

          Mar  Dreamland, Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA  

          Feb  Pow! Wow! Hawaii, Thinkspace Gallery, Hawaii

          Feb  Pastel Quest, Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland, OR 

          Jan  Thinkspace 10th anniversary show, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver city, CA

          Jan  DTA Dunny Exhibition, Clutter Gallery , Beacon, NY

2014 Dec  Scope Miami Basel, Miami, Florida

         Oct  SFO/LAX, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

         Oct  The Brave Ones, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA

         Oct  NY Comic Con, NY

         Sep  Giant Among Us, Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA

         Sep  Coaster Show 2, La Luz de Jesus, Hollywood, CA

         Aug  Art Collector Starter Kit, Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA

         Jun  Mysterium Cosmographicum, Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

         Apr  LAX/TXL, Thinkspace Gallery, Schoenberg, Berlin

         Mar  Convergence, Copro Gallery, Culver City, CA

2013 Dec  Out of Shire, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

         Dec  Moleskin Show III, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

         Sep  Coaster Show 1, La Luz de Jesus, Hollywood, CA

         Mar  Not in Kansas Any More, Galley Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

         Feb  Animal Kingdom, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

2012 Dec  Post-it show 8, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

         Dec  Moleskin Project II, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

         Aug  Veneris 13, Skotia Gallery, Culver City, CA

         Mar  Look at This Look at That!, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

2011 Oct  Breath of Embers, Galley Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

         Apr  Harry Potter Show, Galley Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

         Jan  Si NY, Society of Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Dec  Si West47, Galley Nucleus, Alhambra, CA