Hee Ran Lee (born.1981, Seoul) is a performance artist whose body-centered work explores private and public gestures of the Asian female body in the patriarchal power structure and investigates cultural marginalization. She was the recipient of the Franklin Furnace Award for contemporary avant-garde art in New York in 2014 and the ARKO Young Art Frontier Grant from Arts Council Korea (Seoul, 2013). She was a semi-finalist for the emerging artist prize from The Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation (Chicago 2012). She has had performances at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (Bronx, 2018), Montreal Arts Interculturels (Montreal, 2017), Fergus Mccaffrey Gallery (New York, 2017), Universidad ARCIS (Santiago, 2016), , Galerie ALB (Paris, 2015), Culture Station Seoul 284 (Korea, 2014), Grace Exhibition Space (New York, 2013), The Watermill Center (New York, 2012), Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago, 2012), and Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai, 2011). She was a fellow artist of LEIMAY 2014-2015, 2016-2017 at CAVE in New York.
She holds an MFA specializing in performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As of 2018, she is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre at Hanyang University.