BIOGRAPHY

Lee Seung Jio

(1941 - 1990)

1941          Born in Yongcheon, Korea


Education

1960      Graduated from Osan High School, Osan, Korea
1965      BFA in Painting, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
1984      MFA in Painting, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020     
Lee Seung Jio, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA
Lee Seung Jio: Advancing Column, National Museum of Modern Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2016    
Nucleus, Perrotin Gallery, Hong Kong

2010     
Back to Black, Wellside Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2000     
Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

1996   
Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1991     
Ho-Am Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1987     
Duson Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1984     
Gallery Mee, Seoul, Korea

1980     
Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1978     
Hankook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1976     
Myoung-Dong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1973    
Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Representation of Space Time, Wooran Art Scape 1, Seoul, Korea
The 50th Anniversary Exhibition of MMCA Korea The Square: Art and Society in Korea 1990–2019, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea

2017
Asian Diva: The Muse and the Monster, SeMA, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2016
ORIGIN, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
LA Art Show 2016: Dansaekhwa—The Traces of Four Artists, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA
After Drawing, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
MMCA Gwacheon 30 years 1986–2016: As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea

2015
Untitled, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
Empty Fullness: Materiality and Spirituality in Contemporary Korean Art, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Commemorative Exhibition of the 70th Anniversary of Liberation: The Great Journey with the Citizens-Uproarious, Heated, Inundated, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Beyond Materiality, Pursuing the Realm of Vacancy: Eye and Mind of Korean Contemporary Art, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2014
Color, The Goyang Cultural Foundation, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2011
Daegu Art Museum Opening Exhibition: Qi (, Life Energy) is full , Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

2010
Geometrical Illusion: Hommage to Seung Jio Lee, Ilju & Seonhwa Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Korean Avant-garde Drawing: 1970–2000, Soma Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2009
The Color of Nature: Monochrome Art in Korea, Wellside Gallery, Shanghai, China

2008
Korean Abstract Painting 1958–2008, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Artists, What is Science for You?, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea
Exhibition of 9 Representative Korean Contemporary Artists, Roh Gallery, Seoul, Korea

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

2005
Restoration: 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
Dynamic of Expansion and Reduction: Records of Geometrical Abstraction and the Post-Modern, KEPCO Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2002
Korean Contemporary Art from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s: Age of Philosophy and Aesthetics, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Understanding of Abstract Paintings, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2001
Korean Contemporary Art from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s: A Decade of Transition and Dynamics, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Artists of Death at an Early Age and Destiny, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2000
Spiritual Landscape: Transcendence and Philosophy, Gallery M, Daegu, Korea

1999
5 Meter Exhibition, Chongro Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1997
Second Generation Korean Contemporary Art: Changes and Circulation, CI-GONG Gallery, Daegu, Korea
The Flow of Korean Contemporary Art in the 1970s and 80s, Grorich Gallery, Seoul, Korea

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

1995
Exhibition of International 52 Artists, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

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

1992
The 17th Ecole de Séoul: Special Memorial Exhibition of Lee Seung Jio, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1991
A Groping for the Identity of Contemporary Korean Art II: A Period of Reduction and Expansion, Hanwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
A Groping for the Identity of Contemporary Korean Art III: A Period of Conflict and Confrontation, Hanwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1990
Contemporary Art Festival ’90: Western Painting, Sculpture, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

1989
Korean Contemporary Art: Situation of 80’s, Dongsoong Art Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Commemoration of Kwanhoon Gallery’s 10th Anniversary: Invited Exhibition of 89 Artists, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 14th Ecole de Séoul: Modernism and It’s After, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition of 5 Artists, Hilton Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1988
Korean Modern Painting in the 70’s, Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Celebrating Exhibition 70th Anniversary of Suknam Lee Kyungsung, Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Opening Commemorative Exhibition of the Chosun Ilbo Gallery: Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 14th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Commemorative Exhibition of the 24th Seoul Olympic Games: Korean Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
’88 Seoul Art Grand Exhibition, Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
The Exhibition of Miniature Works, Soo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Korean Art, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1987
Exhibition of 4 Artists, Hilton Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Art Festival ’87: Korean Painting, Western Painting, Sculpture, Handicrafts and Calligraphy, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Black & White in Korean Art Today, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
’87 Seoul Art Grand Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
The 12th Ecole de Séoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Message of the 13 Artists, Baiksong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1986
Evidence: Today's Art by Inspection, Baiksong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Commemorative Exhibition of the Opening of the New Museum: Korean Art Today, National Museum of Modern Art, Gwacheon, Korea
’86 Seoul Art Grand Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Post-Abstraction of 9 Artists Exhibition, Batangol Art Center, Seoul, Korea
The 11th Ecole de Séoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Relocation Commemorative Exhibition of Soo Gallery Part II: Flat Surface Paintings of 9 Artists, Soo Gallery, Seoul

1985
Contemporary Art Festival ’85: Korean Painting, Western Painting, Sculpture, Handicrafts and Calligraphy, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Minimization and Maximization, Hu Gallery; Jeon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
’85 Seoul Art Grand Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 11th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1984
Korean Contemporary Arts Exhibition: An Aspect of the Latter Half of the 70’s, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Seoul·Paper Works ’84, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Contemporary Korean Art Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Contemporary Art Festival ’84: Korean Painting, Western Painting, Sculpture, Handicrafts and Calligraphy, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Art in the 60’s: Informal & Its Peripherals, Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Seoul International Drawing Biennale ’84, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea
The 10th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1983
Contemporary Art Festival ’83: Korean Painting, Western Painting, The National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Arts Exhibition: An Aspect of the Letter Half of the 70’s (Traveling Exhibition), Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, Tochigi; The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Osaka; Hokkaido Museum Modern Art, Hokkaido; Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Seoul Propositions of 10 Contemporary Artists, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Ecole de Séoul: New Paper Work, Spring Gallery (春之藝廊), Taipei, Taiwan
The 8th Ecole de Séoul, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The Beauty of Korean Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Kaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
The 9th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1982
The Phase of Korean Contemporary Art, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan Exhibition of Drawings & Prints by Contemporary Artists, Kwanhoon Gallery; Koryo Gallery; Myoung-Dong Gallery; Songwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Memorial Exhibition of Kim Munho, Koryo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Seoul International Mail-Art Exhibition ’82, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Opening Commemoration Exhibition of Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The 7th Ecole de Séoul, Kwanhoon Gallery; Koryo Gallery; Songwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 8th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea
New Paper Works: Korea and Japan (Traveling Exhibition), The National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto; Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Saitama; Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center, Kumamoto, Japan

1981
Situation of Today: Part I Structure·Plane·Surface, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Korean Art ’81, The National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Haemok Gallery, Mokpo, Korea
The 6th Ecole de Séoul, Kwanhoon Gallery; Koryo Gallery; Myoung-Dong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 30th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Seoul 10 Artists’ Works, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 7th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1980
Exhibition of 36 Contemporary Artists ’80, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 6th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Fine Arts Center
Korean Print & Drawing Grand Exhibition, The National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 29th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Invited Exhibition of Hongik Contemporary Art, Hongik University Museum, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition Marking the Fukuoka Art Museum’s First Anniversary: Asian Artists Exhibition Part II-Festival: Contemporary Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Invited Exhibition of 62 Korean, Contemporary Artists, Dongbang Gallery, Busan, Korea
The 7th Korean Art Grand prix Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1979
Commemoration of Elcanto Museum’s 1st Anniversary: Invited Exhibition of 14 Korean Contemporary Artists, Elcanto Museum, Seoul, Korea
Korean Fine Art: Method of Today’s Exhibition, Korean Culture & Arts Foundation Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea
The 5th Ecole de Séoul, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea  Work on Paper, Jean Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 7th Indépendants, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 5th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1978
The 6th Indépendants, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 4th Ecole de Séoul, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Work on Paper, Gyeonji Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Jeonbuk Contemporary Art Festival, Jeonbuk Art Center, Jeonju, Korea
The Trend for the Past 20 Years of Korean Contemporary Arts, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 5th Korean Art Grandprix Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1977
Korea: Facet of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Central Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Osan’s 70th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Seoul Gallery; Taein Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Paintings, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
Grand Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Western Paintings, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 3rd Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, Daegu Citizens Hall, Daegu, Korea
The 1st Gangwon Contemporary Art Festival, Chuncheon Provincial Culture Center, Chuncheon, Korea
The 5th Indépendants, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea 
The 3rd Ecole de Séoul, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Opening Commemorative Exhibition, Abang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 14th Biennale de São Paulo, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brazil
The 2nd Gwangju Contemporary Art Festival, Chonill Art Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
All-Time Awarded Works of National Art Exhibitions, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 3rd Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1976
Opening Commemorative Exhibition of Seoul Gallery Part II: Invited Exhibition of Eight Korean Contemporary Artists, Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 2nd Ecole de Séoul, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 12th Asia Modern Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The 4th Indépendants, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 2nd Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Gwangju Contemporary Art Festival, Chonill Art Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
The 1st Busan Contemporary Fine Art Festival, Busan Citizens’ Hall Gallery, Busan, Korea

1975
The 7th Cagnes-Sur-Mer International Painting Festival, Haut-de-Cagnes, France
Figurative Art by Abstract Artist, Areum Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Ecole de Séoul, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
Space Grandprix Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 3rd Indépendants, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 2nd Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, Museum of Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea
The 1st Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1974
Opening Commemorative Exhibition of the Fine Art Center, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea
The 23rd National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, Museum of Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea
The 1st Seoul Biennale, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1973
Korean Contemporary Art 1957–1972 Abstraction: Situation Plastique & Anti-Plastique, Myoung-Dong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Daegu Department Store Gallery, Daegu, Korea
Exhibition of 12 Artists, Sahn Kahng Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
Exhibition of 4 Artists, Myoung-Dong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Seoul: 13 Artists of Contemporary Art, Signum Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The 1st Invited Exhibition of Printmakers, Korean Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
100 Contemporary Artists, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1972
The 6th Exhibition of ORIGIN Fine-Arts Association, Myoung-Dong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Indépendants, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
’72-AG. Print Exhibition, Korea Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 3rd Avant Garde Exhibition: ’72-AG. Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1971
Interchange Exhibition of Seoul & Busan Artists, Lady Gallery at Seoul Bank, Busan, Korea  Painting Today’s Korea, Myoung-Dong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 2nd Korean Art Grandprix Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
The 11th Biennale de São Paulo, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brazil
The 20th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
The 2nd Avant Garde Group Exhibition: ’71-AG. Group Exhibition: Reality & Realization, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1970
The 1st Avant Garde Group Exhibition: ’70-AG. Exhibition: The Mechanics of Phenomenon Restoration, Korea Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
6 Korean Young Artists, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The 1st Korean Art Grandprix Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
The 4th Exhibition of ORIGIN Fine-Arts Association, Press Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 19th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1969
The 3rd Exhibition of ORIGIN Fine Arts Association, Press Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 13th Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 18th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1968
Total Art Exhibition, Korea Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 12th Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
The 1st Dong A International Fine Art Exhibition, Dong A University, Busan, Korea
The 17th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Artists, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1967
Union Exhibition of Korean Young Artists, Korea Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1963
The 1st Exhibitions of the ORIGIN Fine-Arts Association, Korea Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1962
The 11th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1961
The 10th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1959
The 8th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea


Selected Awards

1980
Grand Prix, The 7th Korean Art Grandprix Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea

1975 
National Prize, The 7th Cagnes-Sur-Mer International Painting Festival, Haut-de-Cagnes, France

1971
Special Prize, The 20th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1970
Prize of Minister of Culture & Information, The 19th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1969
Special Prize, The 18th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1968
Grand Prix, The 1st Dong A International Fine Art Exhibition, Dong A University, Busan, Korea
Prize of Minister of Culture & Information, The 17th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1962
The 11th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1961
The 10th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

1959
The 8th National Art Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea


Selected Public and Private Collections

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea
Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Museum San, Wonju, Korea
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), New York, USA
Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Walkerhill Art Museum(Wooran Foundation), Seoul, Korea
Deutsche Bank, Seoul, Korea
Hongik University Museum, Seoul
Hansol Group Co. Seoul, Korea
Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea



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