My Life -  My life is my art


    I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and spent my middle and high school years in Osaka, Japan.  I returned to Seoul to attend Ewha Womans University where I majored in Fine Art.


Turning to fine art has changed my life.


The visions I paint inspire emotions, when I get it right.  I paint for, mostly, happy emotions; but primal emotions erupt from the colors, the vegetation, the animals, too.  It is gratifying to engender the emotions I feel in the pictures I paint!


I wish my drawings to be viewed as they are and the viewers to be comfortable viewing them.  Occasionally I enjoy expressing my faint memory and imagination in my quirky paintings.

My art means everything to me in my life. That is why I hope my dream will go on forever.



             Young Mi (Amy) Lee










   1985   Bachelor of Arts - College of Fine Arts, Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea


   Solo Exhibitions

   2009 ~ 2003  4 times  Solo Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

   2010   "2010 Calendar"  Export-Import Bank of Korea



   Grants & Award

   Selected in the 19th Grand Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art,                   Seoul, Korea, and several art contests



   Other Group Exhibitions, Art Fair & Festivals

   2018    SCOPE Miami Beach 2018, Florida, U.S.A

   2016    SOAF2016 in Seoul, KOEX, Seoul, Korea

   2014    International Festival Sarajevo "Sarajevo Winter 2014", Sarajevo, Bosnia

   2012    “Unspoken Message”, Emma Gallery, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York City, U.S.A

   2010    Korean Pastel Painting Assoc. The exhibition, At Busan National Museum of art,

               Busan, Korea                

   2011   “Memory”, Emma Gallery - Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, U.S.A

   2008   The XXIV International Festival Sarajevo "Sarajevo Winter 2008", Turkey Culture Center,

               Sarajevo, Bosnia

               Crossover 2008 Istanbul Invitational Exhibition, Piramid Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey

               Daegu Art Festival at Daegu Art Culture Center, Daegu, Korea

               Korean Pastel Painting Association Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

   2007    Korea-China Modern Arts Exhibition, National Museum of Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

               Contemporary Women Artist Association Exhibition, Yigallery, Seoul Seongdong Fine Art 

               Association Exhibition, Sowell Art Hall, Seoul

               Korean Pastel Painting Association Exhibition, Seoul, Korea.

   2006    Korea Contemporary Artists in New Zealand and Korea, Aotea Center Museum,    

               Auckland, New Zealand. 

               Korea Professional Artist Association Exhibition, Sejong Center for the Performing 

               Arts, Seoul

   2005    KPAA Asia Art Exhibition, Se-jong Center for the Performing Art, Seoul, Korea.

               K.A.F 2005, Se-jong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul, Korea.

               Ewha Exhibition, Se-Jong Center For The Performing Arts, Seoul, Korea.

               Nanoom Exhibition, Gallery All, Seoul, Korea.

               Korean Fine Arts Association Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

   2004    KPAA Korea Art Exhibition, Se-jong Center for the Performing Art, Seoul

   2003    Korea Professional Artist Association Exhibition, Se-jong Center for the Performing Arts, 

               Seoul & POSCO Gallery, Pohang, Korea

   2002    Korea Professional Artist Assoc. Exhibition, Se-Jong Center for the  Performing Arts,Seoul,  


               Gallery Art Fair Chohyung Gallery, Seoul, Korea

   2001    Calendar Exhibition, Chohyung Gallery, Seoul, Korea

   2000    Gallery Art Fair 2001, Chohyung Gallery, Seoul, Korea

               21C Korea Art Today and Tomorrow at AnKuk Gallery, Seoul, Korea

   2021    Artistic Expression and Utterance Exhibition, Daerim Gallery, Seoul, Korea

               The 21th Century Art Exhibition for Paradigm Transition, Han Seo Gallery,

   1999    The Korea-Japan Art Creation Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts, Seoul, Korea

   1998    The Korea-Japan Art Creation Exhibition, Kubota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.










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