Numyi Lee, Survivor 10, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 48×48 inches . Courtesy of Chashama.
Chashasma is pleased to present Numyism / Survivors, a solo painting exhibition of Numyi Lee.
Numyism is all about survivors: survivors of people, survivor as an artist in her own style. Numyi started the survivors’ story from her family in law in Iraq in 2007and expanded her survivors’ series to include herself and painting as survivor. She paints the power of survivors and the beauty of colors from nature in her own unique style. Each painting has its own sad story and her paining holds both sadness and beauty simultaneously.
Numyi was born and raised in South Korea. She got her MFA from Queens College in 2003 and a MFA from Pratt institute in 2005. She started the Chashama residency program in 2006, and had a solo show “Between Black and White Colors”. By the time the exhibition was finished, her 9 pieces of drawings were rented in the American Gangster Movie (2007). Her drawings will be seen in America gangster movie simultaneously with her solo exhibition. Her paintings and drawings will be also seen in a few more movies in the near future: Phoebe in Wonderland (2009) and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008). Her works are in several private collections and the Museum of Friends (MOF) in downtown Walsenburg, Colorado. Currently she is in Chashama artist in residency program in 57th Street in Manhattan in New York City.