Born in 1984 in South Korea, So Youn Lee left her native country to pursue her art career in the United States, where she studied at the Art Center of Pasadena and received a BFA in 2012. Lee currently resides and works in Los Angeles, CA.


Recognized for her ethereal, dream-like aesthetic, Lee’s work evolved from figurative art into her signature art style, which centers around an alien-like, genderless character named “Mango.”

Surrounded by an explosions of color, these vibrant, mixed-media pieces have been embraced by an international audience, who have found a sweet escape in So Youn Lee’s fantastical, otherworldly works. Lee first began showing her work in 2011, which led to her first solo show 'Hello, New World!' in 2016, where her pieces were exhibited at the Secret Fresh Gallery in Manila, Philippines.


Much of her work has been showcased at galleries in the US and throughout the world and most recently her pieces have been seen at Complex Con at the Gallery Stan space and at the Arsham/Fieg Gallery at the Kith flagship store in Lower Manhattan.