Rei Lem (b. 1991, NYC) is a mixed media artist, specializing in printmaking and sign painting. Her work is a reflection of a hyper-real consumerist society, where the explosion of information leads to the implosion of reality (simulation). Appropriation and satire are key components to her re-presentation of a world where not all things can be taken seriously.
2013 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD. BFA Printmaking & Book Arts Concentration
Summa Cum Laude
2019 - 2023 Lem Signs, NY NY
Hand painted signs, lettering, gilding, branding, murals, graphic design, scenic & faux finishing.
2019 KaiKai Kiki Co., Ltd, NY NY, Painter
Production team for Takashi Murakami; includes screen production, screen printing, panel prep, painting, gilding.
2018 Maison Goyard, NY NY, Painter
Painting custom marquage on Goyard trunks, bags, and leather goods.
2017 - 2015 KaiKai Kiki Co., Ltd, NY NY, Painter
2014 Heineken, NY NY, Graphic Designer
Heineken's Bodega Cultural campaign.
2013 Litho Shop, Baltimore MD, Assistant to Master Printer
Assisted in the collaboration with artists in proofing, plate making, editioning, and curating of original solar plate etching, plate lithography, monotypes and relief prints.