Beau Bree Rhee is an artist, choreographer and part-time professor at Parsons School of Design. She exhibits and performs her work internationally: at the 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. In Fall 2019, she gave a 3-day masterclass at the Haute école d'art et de design Genève on dance, drawing and ecology. Her work is held in several private collections as well as in the MoMA Library & Research Collection. She has guest lectured as a visiting artist at the Strand Bookstore (Fulbright Scholars/Think Olio series), ICP/Bard MFA program, the Swiss MFA Symposium for the Arts, and many other galleries and venues.
Rhee's artistic work is focused on the dialogue of dance, drawing and ecology. Her practice creates relationships between body-space, the senses & environment. The body is a cosmic being and a relational site; it is the space where we exist in radical dependency to the world. She approaches drawing as a medium which exists “à travers” or “in between” the body and space, the dance and the choreographer, the space and the architect. Drawing is a space of potentiality and translation, spontaneity and directness, and instruction. As a dancer with over 17 years of training, she uses choreography (choreo: body – graphy: writing) as a tool for form-finding visual and haptic vocabularies of movement, the patterns of life. Drawings and performances are the main focus of Rhee's work, but she has also created installations, scents, sculptures, textile works and texts/poems as part of her oeuvre.
Her studio, Atelier de Geste, is based in New York City.
• 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
• LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)
• 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.
• Art & Olfaction Awards Finalist, 2014 & 2017
Integrative Studio 1 (Fall 2019)
Olfactive, Haptic & Somatic
Sustainable Systems (Fall 2019)