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Beau Bree

Beau Bree Rhee is a visual artist and choreographer. Her work centers around body-space-ecologies and our radical dependencies with the environment and cosmos. She works primarily with performance and drawing/painting, and additionally with poems, scores, and installation. Rhee is trilingual and tricultural (Korean-American-French). They are invested in collaborative and multi-modal work connecting disciplines such as cosmology, ecology, myth, geology, sound. Their latest work Shadow of the Sea engages with 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. Her 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 been a guest speaker at Guild Hall East Hampton, Columbia University, and The Whitney Museum. In 2021, she was awarded a Tishman Environment and Design Center grant to begin a long-term land art project.

She holds an MFA in Contemporary Artistic Practices from Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD) Genève / University of Art and Design Geneva, Switzerland (2012) and a BA in Art History and Dance cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University (2008). She is based in NYC and is an amateur gardener and swimmer. Rhee has been teaching at Parsons School of Design since 2017, and is a part-time assistant professor teaching Integrative Studio courses, Sustainable Systems and electives. She serves as the course facilitator for Sustainable Systems.

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