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Soo-Jai Lee

(1933)

Born in Seoul in 1933, she formed her vision and studied calligraphy with his grandmother when she was young. With classical art training, Soojai Lee had the desire of renovation after graduating from the EWHA Women University. In 1958, she was granted with a scholarship to travel and admit to the University of Colorado in the United States where she studied art under the mentorship of abstract painter Carl Morris. After returning back to Seoul, she taught in the department of Western painting at the University. In 1969 she exhibited at the Sao Paulo Biennial. Soojai Lee synthesizes abstraction and Korean landscape art, which the fluidity and transparency of colors coordinate perfectly with the lightness of the gesture.

Personal exhibitions

2009 – Atelier 705, Korea
2000 – Kim Ok- Gill Commemoration Museum, Seoul
1997 – The College of Arts Museum, Ewha Womans University, Seoul
1993 – Gallery 63, Seoul
1992 – LACA Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A
1992 – LOWE Gallery, New York
1990 – Sun Gallery, Seoul
1986 – Sun Gallery, Seoul
1985 – Sun Gallery, Seoul
1975 – Hyundai Gallery, Seoul
1970 – Americana Gallery Northfield, Illinois, U.S.A
1969 – Vincent Price Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A
1968 – Vincent Price Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A
1966 – Skokie Public Library, Skokie, Illinois, U.S.A
1965 – Skokie Public Library, Skokie, Illinois, USA
1965 – North Shore Art Invitation Show at Old Orchard Art Fair
1964 – North Shore Art Invitation Show at Old Orchard Art Fair
1963 – Old Orchard Bank
1962 – Press Center of Korean, Seoul
1961 – Soodo College Gallery, Seoul
1959 – Tong Hwa Departement Gallery, Seoul
1958 – Obelisk Gallery, Washington, D.C, U.S.A.
1958 – Korean Information Center, Seoul
1958 – Korean Annual National Art Exhibition
1957 – Canyon Cityn Colorado Festival
1954 – Korean Annual National Art Exhibition
1953 – Korean Annual National Art Exhibition
Selected works