Hhu (Younghoo Lee) was born in Incheon, Korea, in 1990. He graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from Hongik University in 2014, and received his MFA in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York. During his BFA studies, he took a part-time job at a furniture factory, which introduced him to basic industrial techniques such as welding and woodworking. Hhu’s works evolved to address the decline of social values in the societies around him by addressing specific issues by creating site-specific installations. He continues to experiment with textures and incorporate visible fibers, woods, resin, and applying industrial techniques to achieve his vision. Currently, Hhu lives and works in New York City.


Born in Incheon, Korea 1990

Lives and works in New York city



2016             SVA MFA Fine Arts, New York, USA

2014             Hongik University, BFA Fine Arts(Sculpture) Seoul, Korea



2011            9th Seoul Fine Art Competition-Art Encouragement Award, Seoul, Korea



2016            POLISH, Art Mora NJ, New Jersey, Ridgefield, USA, curated by Ye Liu

2013            RUB-RUB-RUB , 13.1 Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013            Hwang jin-yi Roomsalon, Abandoned Hostess bar, Incheon, Korea



2016            Endless Biennial 2016, Blackburn 20/20 gallery, New York, NY, USA, directed by Endless Editions

2016            Art Mora Open Call Show, Art Mora NY, New York, NY, USA, curated by Sunny Shin

2016            Call for Bushwick 2016: International Call for Artists, New York, Brooklyn, USA, curated by Alessandro Berni

2016            10th Annual MASTER PIECES, Manifest gallery, Ohio, Cincinnati , USA 

2016            Popular Culture Is Where The Pedagogy Is, The Hole, New York, Manhattan, USA    

2015            SO HOT RIGHT NOW, SVA Chelsea gallery, New York, Manhattan, USA, curated by Ali Shrago-Spechler and Amalia Mourad

2015            THE BIG SHOW v.2.0, Art factory, New Jersy, Paterson, USA  curated by Matt Gosser

2015            WIDE OPEN 6, BWAC gallery, New York, Brooklyn, USA  juried by Rujeko Hockley

2015            (RE)VISION, 1199 1st avenue, New York, Manhattan, USA 

2015            Drrrt, SVA Flatiron gallery, New York, Manhattan, USA curated by Jamie Keesling

2011            9th Seoul Fine Art Competition,  Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2010            De.Fine Art Exhibition,  Hongik Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea



2017           Trestle studio residency program, New York, Brooklyn, USA

2016           Art Mora residency program, New Jersey, USA


2016            Artists' role on society, National arts club, New York, USA, directed by ATOA