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: 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

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

2011
Qi is full, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

2010
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, Roh Gallery, 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

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

1996
Korean Monochrome in the 1970’s, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1993
Korean Contemporary Art: The Generation of Fury & Challenge, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

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

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
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

1983
The Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

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

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

 

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