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  • Beau Rhee

    Part-Time Faculty


    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Beau Rhee


    Beau Bree Rhee is a visual artist, choreographer & part time professor at Parsons. She works with dance, drawing and ecology, and is interested in creating relationships between body-space, the senses and environment.

    Her work primarily takes the forms of drawing and performance, but additionally scents, installations, text/poems, sculpture and scores. As an artist who experiences synesthesia and who grew up trilingual/cultural (Korean-English-French) she is invested in multi-modal work & collaborations spanning cosmology, philosophy, environmental/ecological science, performance, visual art.   

    She has shown her work recently at KW Institute for Contemporary Art/Berlin Biennale; The Kitchen NY; Bard Graduate Center Gallery NY; Kaaitheater Bruxelles; Baryshnikov Arts Center NY; MoMA/PS1 NY; among others. Her work is held in several private collections as well as in the MoMA Library & Research Collection.  

    She has been teaching at Parsons School of Design since 2017 (courses: Integrative Studio 1 & 2, Sustainable Systems, Olfactive Haptic Somatic). She is based in New York.  

    Degrees Held

    • M.F.A., Haute école d’art et de design de Genève (HEAD - University of Art & Design Geneva) Contemporary Artistic Practices 2012 

    • B.A. Columbia University, Barnard College, cum laude & with distinction receiving a double major in Art History & Dance, 2007

    Professional Affiliation

    • LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) 

    Recent Publications

    Body Poems by Beau Rhee, ECHOS, edited by Marion Tampon-Lajarriette, Edizioni Casagrande, 2020, Switzerland.

    Horizon-dots drawings by Beau Rhee with essay by Christophe Kihm, STRANGE ATTRACTORS, edited by Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Berlin Biennial / KUNST- WERKE BERLIN, 2018, Berlin.

    • Perhaps It Is High Time For A Xeno-Architecture To Match, edited by Armen Avanessian, Lietje Bauwens, Wouter de Raeve, Alice Haddad, Markus Miessen, Sternberg Press, 2018, Berlin. (project cited) 

    • Perfumes: The Guide 2018, edited by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, Perfüümista, 2018, Tallin. (projects reviewed / mentioned) 

    • Harlem: Mart 125, edited by Nina Rappaport, Jenny Kim, Beau Rhee, Yale School of Architecture, 2018, New Haven. 

    Ephemerality and the Archive by Beau Rhee.The Archive as a Productive Space of Conflict, edited by Markus Miessen, Yann Chateigné with Dagmar Füchtjohann, Johanna Hoth & Laurent Schmid., Sternberg Press, 2016, Berlin.  

    La Baignoire du Sens / The Bath of Sense, ed. Beau Rhee, édition d’artiste, 2012.  

    Mirage of History, ed. Yann Chateigné, éditions Haute école d’art du design Genève, 2011. 

    Awards And Honors

    Art & Olfaction Awards Finalist, 2014 & 2017 


    Studio Website: Atelier de Geste

    Current Courses

    Sustainable Systems

    Sustainable Systems: Practices

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