CAROL LEE MEI KUEN
b. 1963, Hong Kong. Lives and works in Hong Kong.

One of the most prominent contemporary artists in Hong Kong, Lee explores the topics of time, memories and human relationships. As a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and a founding member of the MIA (Mere Independent Artist), Lee is an artist that can evoke strong visual sensations in her viewers through her play with shape, juxtaposition, color, rhythm and intensity. Through a technique called time painting, Lee creates pieces that are elegant, thought provoking and truly reflective of the passing of time.

EDUCATION

2001 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
2007 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Master of Fine Arts)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015     
Remembering the Days, Forgetting the Time, OCAT Xi'an, Xian, China

2012    
Threads of Luminosity, presented by 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Projects, Hong Kong

2010
Intimacy, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2008
Beyond。Luminosity, Loft 21, Fotan, Hong Kong

2006
Under-layers (Art in Hong Kong Project by Sino Group), OC Gallery and Central Plaza, Hong Kong

2004
To Set Fire and Stir Wind, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015  

Hong Kong Bestiary, Platform China, Hong Kong

She has a gloomy dream, Chai Wan Mei Art & Design Festival 2015, 502 Studio, Hong Kong

YY9-10th Anniversary, YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong

Change Seed, Seattle CoCa, USA

 

2014  

180 Degrees, Chai Wan Mei Art & Design Festival 2014, 502 Studio, Hong Kong

 

2013  

Intelligence Infinity: Inspiration through Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

Sense Making, Chai Wan Mei Art & Design Festival 2013, 502 Studio, Hong Kong

Sense Making, China House Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

Resistance, Artshare.com

2012
‘Inside’ Esplanade 10th Anniversary Esplanade Singapore

2011
‘1x Suitcase’ Spamart Gallery Shanghai, China
‘1x Suitcase’ Alliance Francaise, Singapore

2011
GIAF (Gwang Hwa International Art Festival), Museum of Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea
2011 WOAF Busan (World Open Art Festival), Korea
‘Forces’ 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2010
Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta 2010 HK City Hall HK
The 7th International Blown Glass Symposium Final Exhibition, Lviv Glass Museum, Ukraine
The Next Station …, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Back to Drawing, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2009
Shore—International Literacy and Visual Art Exhibition (Art in Hong Kong Project by Sino Group), Central Plaza, Hong Kong

2008
Glass.China, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Munich, Germany
New Horizons, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Interaction, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Master Mind (MFA Graduation Show 2008), Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Art Container Project Departure Exhibition, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
Beyond the Surface, Macao Museum of Art, Macao

2007
Ten Years of Images—A Gift to Hong Kong, Too Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Till the End of the World, 1a Space, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong
The Art of Beauty (Presented by IPSA), Times Square, Hong Kong

2005
Toys Story, Too Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Schema: a traveller’s approach, 1a Space, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong

2002
Kai Zha—Open Studio Exhibition, Ming Pao Industrial Centre, Hong Kong

2001
2001 Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Wo … Man, Old Ladies House, Macao

AWARDS

2009
Sending Love, selected by New York Corning Museum of Glass Review 2009

2008
Outstanding MFA Achievement Award, RMIT University, Australia

2007
Under-layers, Finalist of Chinese Abstract Painting Competition—Beyond the Surface, Macao Museum of Art, Macao

2006
Robot’s Headache, selected by New York Corning Museum of Glass Review 2006

2005
Virtual and Reality—Flower, selected by New York Corning Museum of Glass Review 2005

2002
3D Puzzle—R, Finalist of the Siemens-RMIT Fine Arts Scholarship Award 2007, Australia
Awakening, selected by17th Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition, Hong Kong

2001
My Childhood Game—One Two Three, selected by Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, 2001, Hong Kong

2000
Black and White, 2nd runner-up in painting group of 15th Philippe Charriol Foundation
Art Competition, Hong Kong

1999
Flowers on Fire, selected by the 9th Chinese National Art Exhibition, China

1997
Finalist of the World Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition, China

1995
Daffodils, selected by the 9th Chinese Contemporary Competition of Art Exhibition, China (Flower Section)

1994
First runner-up of the National Peaceful Cup Art Competition, China

OTHERS

2010
Residency at Lviv National Academy of Arts, Ukraine

2008
Vice-Convener, Art Container Project, Hong Kong

2006-08
Gallery Consultant, Too Art, Hong Kong

2006
Founding Member, MIA (Mere Independent Artists), Hong Kong

2004-06
Gallery Founder and Art Project Coordinator, Too Art, Hong Kong

2002
Organiser, “Kai Zha” Open Studio Exhibition, Hong Kong