Jae Rhim Lee

Emerging Fields, 2009

Jae Rhim Lee is a transdisciplinary artist, designer and inventor. Her living units, furniture, wearables and recycling systems propose unorthodox relationships between the mind/body/self and the built and natural environment and critically engage institutions such as FEMA (US Federal Emergency Management Agency), the City of New Orleans hurricane recovery office and the funeral industry. She is the founder of the Infinity Burial Project and inventor of the Mushroom Death Suit and the COEO-POD. Lee is a TED Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley.

Jae Rhim Lee Portfolio
Infinity Burial Project Website
TED Profile

Awards and Accomplishments


Lee will be a 2014-15 Fellow at Stanford University


Lee is selected by Awesome Without Borders as an ‪‎AWB Grantee‬


Lee is a 2011 TED Global Fellow


Lee is an artist-in-residence at the Boston Center for the Arts


Lee receives 2011 MAK-Schindler Scholarship and Artist Residency in Los Angeles, CA


Lee's Infinity Burial Project is included in the Incheon International Women's Biennale in Incheon, South Korea, curated by Jane Farver

2010: Jae Rhim Lee receives grant to attend Institut fur Raumexperimente at Universitat der Kunste Berlin, Germany, led by Olafur Eliasson and connected to Studio Eliasson


Lee presents with Creative Capital at IdeaFestival in Louisville, KY