Born in 1941 in Yongcheon, South Korea
Died in 1990 in South Korea

LEE Seung-Jio

education

1984
- MFA, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

1965
- Graduated from Department of Painting of Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

solo shows

2017
- Perrotin, Hong Kong (upcoming)

2010
- "Back to Black", Wellside Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2000
- 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





group shows

2016
- "Origin", Perrotin, Paris, France
- "After Drawing", Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
- "As the Moon Waxes and Wanes", MMCA Gwacheon, 30 Years, Gwacheon, Korea
- "Dansaekhwa: The Traces of Four Artists", Curated by Yoon Jin Sup, LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

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 Ecole 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

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

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

1980
- "Korean Print & Drawing Grand Exhibiton", 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

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

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 Biennal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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

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 Biennal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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

public collections

- National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
- Walker-Hill Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
- Deutsche Bank, 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
- Hansol Group Co. Seoul, Korea
- Seoul Women's College of Nursing, 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     
- The 6th Invitational Korean Art Grand-Prix Exhibition, Seoul, Korea (Award Grand-Prix, 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 Biennal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

1975     
- The 7th Cagnes-Sur-Mer International Painting Festival, Cagnes, France (Award National Prize, Cagnes, France)

1973     
- Exhibition of Selected 6 Korean Young Artists (Organized by Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan), Seoul, Korea
- 13 Artists of Contemporary Art (Organized by Signum Gallery, Japan)

1971     
- The 11th Biennal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

1968-71 
- The 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Korean National Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea (Special Prize at 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th; Prize of Minister of Culture & Information at 17th and 19th; Held by Ministry of Culture & Information, Seoul, Korea)

1968     
- The 1st Dong-A International Fine Art Exhibition (Grand-Prix), Busan International Exhibitions, Busan, Korea

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