Hyun-Sook Hong-Lee is from a rural village called Jeomchon in Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea. She majored in sculpture in university but works with various media such as video installation, performance, and photography. She is currently working in Gyeonggi-do and Seoul. She is a member of ALiM (Animal Lights Me), an animal protection and wellness seminar.
Her artistic journey began with the series (1995, Art Museum, Korea), which aimed to reveal things that are not easily visible, things that stuck in-between, or things we choose not to see. She has also worked on installation projects that compare places and the bodies - bodies of humans, animals, and objects- such as at the National Theater Stairs in 1997, Insa-dong Pedestrian Bridge in 2000, and the Unification Observation Tower in 2002.
Starting from her solo exhibition at the non-profit art space 'Pool' in 2005, she began depicting landscapes where her own body encounters specific places and times through video works. Her solo exhibitions include (Emu Multiplex Cultural Space) in 2012, (Space illi) in 2019, and (Arko Art Center) in 2021. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, both domestic and international. In 2015, she was the head director of the Yangpyeong Public Art Project and has curated several exhibitions, including (2004-2006). Her works are housed in National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Gyeonggi Museum of Art, and Suwon Museum of Art, among other galleries.