Portrait of Lee Seung Jio

LEE SEUNG-JIO

1941    Born in Yongcheon, Korea

1990    Died in Seoul, Korea

1984    MFA, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

1965    BFA in Painting, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 

2020

Lee Seung Jio: Advancing Columns, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Lee Seung Jio: Nucleus, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA

 

2017

Nucleus, Perrotin, Hong Kong

 

2010

Back to Black, Wellside Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

2000 

Special Exhibition of Late Lee Seung Jio, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

 

1996

Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

 

1991

Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1987

Duson Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1984

Mee Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1980

Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

 

1978

Hankook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1976 

Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1973

Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Origin, Perrotin, Paris, France

After Drawing, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, MMCA Gwacheon, 30 Years, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Dansaekhwa: The Traces of Four Artists, Curated by Yoon Jin Sup, LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

 

2015

Beyond Materiality, Pursuing the Realm of Vacancy - Eye and Mind of Korean Contemporary Art, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Empty Fullness: Materiality and Spirituality in Contemporary Korea Art, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Commemorative Exhibition of the 70th Anniversary of Liberation: The Great Journey with the Citizen-Uproarious, Heated, Inundated, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

 

2014

Color, Aram Art Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Empty Fullness: Materiality and spirituality in contemporary Korean Art, SPSI Museum, Shanghai, China

 

2012

Dansaekhwa – Korean Monochrome painting, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Korean Abstract Painting_ 10 Perspectives, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

 

2011

Qi is full, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

 

2010

The Color of Nature, Monochrome Art in Korea, Soka Art Taina, Tainan

The Color of Nature, Monochrome Art in Korea: Collections from the Busan Museum of Art, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), Taipei, Taiwan

Geometrical Illusion: Homage to Lee Seung Jio, Ilju & Seonhwa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

2009

The Color of Nature – Monochrome Art in Korea, Wellside Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

2008

Artists, What is Science for You?, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea

The Color of Nature: Monochrome Art in Korea, RHO Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Korean Art: 1870-1970, Soma Museum, Seoul, Korea

 

2007

Korean Abstract Painting 1958-2008, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

 

2006

Reduction and Expansion of Contemporary Art – ORIGIN Painting Association 1962-2006, Seoul Art Center, Hangaram Museum, Seoul, Korea

 

2005

The Root of Honam Abstract Painting, Woojaegil Art Museum, Gwangju, Korea

 

2004

Monochrome Paintings of Korea, Past and Present, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

 

2003

Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction, KEPCO Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Scent of Water Color, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

 

2002

Painting & Drawing, Batangol Art Center, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Age of Philosophy and Aesthetics, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Understanding of Abstract Art, Sungkok Museum, Seoul, Korea

 

2001

Korea Contemporary Art from mid-1960’s to mid – 1970’s : A Decade of Transition and Dynamics, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Artists of Die at an Early Age and Destiny, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Landscape Exhibition, Gallery M, Daegu, Korea

A Treasure Island called Contemporary Art, Batangol Art Center, Geyonggi-do, Korea

 

1999

The Exhibition of “ORIGIN – 2000 – Good Morning,” Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Korean Art 50 Years, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

 

1996

Korean Monochrome in the 1970’s, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

FIAC 1996, Paris, France

 

1993

Korean Contemporary Art: The Generation of Fury & Challenge, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Korean Contemporary Art, Nakata Museum, Nakata, Japan

 

1992

The 17th École de Seoul: Special Exhibition of Lee Seung-Jio, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1991

A Grouping for the Identity of Contemporary Korean Art – The Period of Reduction and Conversion, Hanwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

A Grouping for the Identity of Contemporary Korean Art Ⅲ – The Period of Disagreement and Confrontation, Hanwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1989

Korean Contemporary Art – A Situation of the 80’s, Dongsung Art Center, Seoul, Korea

The 14th Ecole de Seoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Commemoration of Kwanhoon Gallery's 10th Anniversary: 89 Artists Exhibition, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

The 15th Seoul Art Festival: Organizing Committee, 5 Artists Exhibition, Hilton Museum, Seoul, Korea

Korean Contemporary Art, Bergen Museum, New Jersey, USA

 

1988

Opening Commemorative Exhibition of the Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Korean Contemporary Art: Commemorative Exhibition of the 24th Seoul Olympics, Seoul, Korea

88 Seoul Art Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Korean Contemporary Art's Today, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

The 14th Seoul Contemporary Arts Festival: Commemorative Exhibition of the 70th Anniversary of Lee Kyong-Sung's Birth, Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Korean Modern Painting in the 70s, Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Olympiad of Art: The International Contemporary Painting, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

14th École de Seoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

Invitational Exhibition of 5 Artists, Hilton Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1987

Black & White in Korean Art Today, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Invitational Exhibition of 4 Artists, Hilton Gallery, Seoul, Korea

’87 Seoul Art Exhibition, Seoul Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Invitational Exhibition of '87 Contemporary Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

The 6th National Art Exhibition: Invitational & Judge, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

’87 Exhibition of Miniature Works, Gallery Soo, Seoul, Korea

Exhibition of 13 Men's Message, Baiksong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

12th École de Seoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

 

1986

'86 Seoul Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

Today's Art Inspection, Baiksong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Post-Abstraction of 9 Artists Exhibition, Batangol Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

'86 National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Korean Art Today, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

 

1985

Asian Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Minimization and Maximization, Hu & Jeon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

The 11th Seoul Contemporary Arts Festival, Seoul, Korea

'85 Seoul Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

 

1984

Exhibition of Human Documents ’84 /’ 85, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Invitational Exhibition of '84 Contemporary Arts, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

The Invited Exhibition of 60’s Korean Contemporary Art – Informal & That’s Side, Presented by Walker Hill Museum, Seoul, Korea

Seoul Paper Works, ’84, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

International Drawing Grand Exhibition, Seoul International Arts Center, Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea

The 10th Seoul Contemporary Arts Festival, Seoul, Korea

Trend of the 70s Korean Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Taipei City Museum of Fine Art, Taipei

 

1983

The Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition–An Aspect of the Latter Part of the 70’s, Tokyo, Utsunomiya, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Japan

 

1982-1983

Contemporary Plasticity of Paper in Korea & Japan, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

 

1982

Commemorative Exhibition of the Opening, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Seoul International Mail Art Exhibition, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Invitational Exhibition of '82 Contemporary Arts, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Contemporary Artists' Drawings & Prints, Kwanhoon Gallery, Myungdong Gallery, Songwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1981

'Situation of Today' Part Ⅰ Structure = Plane Surface, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Men's Works Exhibition, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Haemok Gallery, Mokpo, Korea

The 30th Korean National Art Exhibition: Invitational & Judge, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Invitational Exhibition of '84 Contemporary Arts, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1981 Korean Art '81, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Seoul 10 Artists’ Works, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Korean Drawing, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA

 

1980

Korean Print & Drawing Grand Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Invitational Exhibition of 36 Contemporary Artists: Korea Contemporary Art Union, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Exhibition of 62 Contemporary Artists, Dongbang Gallery, Busan, Korea

Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Art, Myungsung Country Club, Seoul, Korea

Invitational Exhibition of Hong-Ik Contemporary Art, Hong-Ik University Museum, Seoul, Korea

The 29th Korean National Art Exhibition: Invitational & Judge, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Asia Contemporary Art Festival Part II, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo; Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

 

1979

Invitational Exhibition of 14 Korean Contemporary Artists, Elcanto Gallery, Seoul, Korea

The 11th Cagnes-Sur-Mer International Painting Festival, Cagnes, France

Korean Fine Art: Method of Today's Exhibition, Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Work on Paper, Jin Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Today’s Method, Fine Art Center, Korean Culture and Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea

 

1978

Work on Paper, Kyunji Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Korea : The Trend for the Past 20 years of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

 

1977-1980

Korean Fine Arts Association, Grand Exhibition of Paintings, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

 

1977

Korean Contemporary Paintings, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan

Fact of Korean Contemporary Art, Tokyo Central Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

The 14th São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil

The 1st Gangwon Contemporary Art Festival, Chuncheon, Korea

Contemporary Korean Western Painting, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

 

1975-1984

Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Gwangju Contemporary Art Festival, Gwangju, Korea

Busan Contemporary Art Festival, Busan, Korea

Kangwon Contemporary Art Festival, Chuncheon, Korea

Grand Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Painting, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

 

1976

Eight Korean Contemporary Artists, Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

The 1st Gwangju Contemporary Art Festival, Jeonil Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea

The 1st Busan Contemporary Art Festival, Busan Cultural Center Gallery, Busan, Korea

 

1975

Space Grand-Prix Exhibition, Space-Group, Seoul, Korea

The 7th Cagnes-Sur-Mer International Painting Festival, Cagnes, France

 

1974-1982

Ecole de Seoul, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, Daegu, Korea

 

1974

Invitational Exhibition in Commemoration of the Opening of Fine Art Center, Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea

 

1973

Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Art 1957-1972: Plastique & Antiplastique, Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Invitational Exhibition of Prints, Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

Exhibition of 100 Modern Painters in Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

4 Men's Exhibition, Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Exhibition of Selected 6 Korean Young Artists, Seoul, Korea, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

13 Artists of Contemporary Art, Organized by Signum Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

1972-1978

Independents, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

 

1971

A.G. (Avant-Garde) Group Exhibition: Reality & Realization, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

A.G. (Avant-Garde) Group Print Exhibition, Korean Information Center, Seoul, Korea

Painting Today's Korea, Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Interchange Exhibition of Seoul & Busan Artists, Busan, Korea

The 6th Cagnes International Painting Festival, Cagnes Sur-mer, France

The 11th São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil

Selected 6 Korean Young Artists, Seoul, Korea; Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

1970-72

Korea Avant-Garde Group Show ”The Mechanics of Phenomenon Restoration”, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

 

1970

The 1st Korean Art Grandprix Exhibition, Hankook Press, Seoul, Korea

A.G. (Avant-Garde) Group Print Exhibition: Mechanics of Conversion and Reduction, Korean Information Center, Seoul, Korea

 

1968-69

The Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Chosun Ilbo, Seoul, Korea

 

1968

The Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Ministry of Information and Culture, Seoul, Korea

 

1967

Union Exhibition of Korean Young Artists, Korean Information Center, Seoul, Korea

 

1963-1970

Exhibition of the ORIGIN Painting Association, Seoul, Korea

Contemporary Korean Artists, Press Center Institute Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

AWARDS

 

1986     

Asian Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

 

1984     

Trend of the 70s Korean Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Taipei City Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, China

 

1983     

Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition – An Aspect of the Latter Part of the 70’s, Tokyo, Utsunomiya, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Japan

 

1982     

Aspect of Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan

 

1980     

Grand-Prix of The 6th Invitational Korean Art Grand-Prix Exhibition, Held by Hankook Ilbo, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Festival: Contemporary Asian Art Show, 1980, Fukuoka, Japan

 

1979     

Korean Commissioner at 11th Cagnes-Sur-Mer International Painting Festival, Cagnes, France

 

1977     

Fact of Korean Contemporary Art, Held by Tokyo Central Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Korean Contemporary Paintings, Held by National Museum of History, Taipei, China

The 14th São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil

 

1975     

National Prize of The 7th Cagnes-Sur-Mer International Painting Festival, Cagnes, France

 

1973     

Exhibition of Selected 6 Korean Young Artists, Organized by Tokiwa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

13 Artists of Contemporary Art, Organized by Signum Gallery, Japan

 

1971     

The 11th Biennal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

 

1968-71 

Special Prize at 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Korean National Art Exhibition, Held by Ministry of Culture & Information, Seoul, Korea

Prize of Minister of Culture & Information at 17th and 19th Korean National Art Exhibition, Held by Ministry of Culture & Information, Seoul, Korea

 

1968     

Grand-Prix of the 1st Dong-A International Fine Art Exhibition, Busan International Exhibitions, Busan, Korea

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Walker-Hill Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Hoam Museum, Seoul, Korea

Hong-Ik University Museum, Seoul, Korea

Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Deutsche Bank, Seoul, Korea

Hansol Group Co. Seoul, Korea