Maia Ruth Lee is an artist and educator born in 1983 in Busan, South Korea. She received her BFA from Hong Kong Ik University, Seoul, Korea and attended Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Eli Ping Frances, New York and Jack Hanley Gallery, New York. Her works have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; CANADA gallery, New York; Studio Museum 127, New York; Salon 94, New York; Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles; and Parisian Laundry Gallery, Montreal. Lee was director of Wide Rainbow, a non-profit after-school art program from 2016 to 2020. She lives and works in Salida, Colorado.