(born 1961) For the past 10 years, Jin Lee has been working on photographic projects that form a deeper relationship to a place through close examination of its landscapes, both man-made and natural. Her work also seeks to reference and expand upon various traditions of landscape art, from Asian screen paintings to documentary photographs. She has received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and an Illinois Arts Council grant, and has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago Cultural Center, and Sioux City Art Center. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Madison Art Center and Museum of Contemporary Photography. She is Professor of Art at Illinois State University School of Art. The Near and the Far is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council.