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
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,
2011 “Memory”, Emma Gallery - Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, U.S.A
2008 The XXIV International Festival Sarajevo "Sarajevo Winter 2008", Turkey Culture Center,
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
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.