Japanese-born Lieh Sugai is a New York-based artist who explores cultural traditions around the world. Her subject matter are the stories that occur between people and places, and how they are shaped by time, memory and culture. In this she uses her dual perspective as a Japanese immigrant living in America, exploring and documenting her two homes.

She studied Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, where photography quickly became her prevailing passion—a way to enter inside different cultures, tell stories and push the boundaries of her creativity.

Lieh's work has been exhibited at Foley Gallery and other galleries around New York City.

liehsugai@gmail.com

 

 

[ SOLO EXHIBITIONS ]

2009.03   AL-MAGHREB—THE PLACE OF SUNSETS— 
                 PRATT INSTITUTE CCPS GALLERY,  NEW YORK, NY     

2005.09   FINDING NEPTUNE—CONEY ISLAND—   
                  PRATT INSTITUTE CCPS GALLERY,  NEW YORK, NY    

[ GROUP EXHIBITIONS ]

            2018.07   THE FAMILY OF NO MAN, COSMOS       
                             LES RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, ARLES, FRANCE

            2017.08    ANALOG v. DIGITAL       
                             FOLEY GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY

2017.05    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS       
                 MART PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER, YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA

2016.05   THE LAST MARCH HARE       
                 RABBITHOLE GALLERY,  D.U.M.B.O, BROOKLYN, NY  

2011.03    DAY/NIGHT       
                 PRATT INSTITUTE CCPS GALLERY,  NEW YORK, NY      

2008.08   MADE IN NEW YORK      
                 PRATT INSTITUTE CCPS GALLERY,  NEW YORK, NY      

2008.03   VANISHING NEW YORK       
                 RABBITHOLE GALLERY,  D.U.M.B.O, BROOKLYN, NY      

2008.02   FISHY BUSINESS IN CONEY ISLAND      
                 PRATT INSTITUTE CCPS GALLERY,  NEW YORK, NY    

2004.03   WHAT’S YOUR PASSION?      
                 M3 PROJECTS GALLERY,  D.U.M.B.O, BROOKLYN, NY     

2002.02   LIFE OF THE CITY       
                 THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART,  NEW YORK, NY    

 

[ AWARDS ]

            2016       2nd Place (People/Culture) // IPA International Photography Awards 2016

            2015        Honorable Mention (x3) // IPA International Photography Awards 2015

2014        Honorable Mention // IPA International Photography Awards, One Shot: One World

2014        Finalist // Photographer's Forum Magazine, 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest

2013        Honorable Mention (x3) // IPA International Photography Awards 2013

2013        Finalist // Photographer's Forum Magazine, 33rd Annual Spring Photography Contest