Mua Kwang Lee

Biography

1970
  • Born in Korea
1991-96
  • Studying painting at the Fine-Art-Faculty of the Hong-Ik University, Seoul
1998
  • Move to Düsseldorf, Germany
2000
  • Admission to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
  • Design of a stage set for Ravel’s opera „The Child and the Spells“ in cooperation with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf
2001
  • Design of a stage set for Mozart’s opera „The Magic Flute“ in cooperation with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf for Christine Hölz, Halle 6, Düsseldorf
2003-06
  • Assistent to Prof. Markus Lüpertz, Düsseldorf
2004
  • Solo exhibition „Sweet Madness, Endless Pain, Paraphrases of the Works of Francisco Goya“, AION Art Gallery, Vancouver
2006 
  • Master student of Prof. Markus Lüpertz
2008
  • Group exhibition „Clara’s Choice“, Neuhauser Kunstmühle, Salzburg
  • Solo exhibition „Long-desired Light“, Galerie Korea, promoting exhibition of the Korean embassy, Berlin
  • Working scholarship of the Gana Art Center Galerie, Seoul, Cité de Internationale des Arts, Paris
  • Residence in Paris
  • Solo exhibition „Kwang Lee, Malerei“, Cité de Internationale des Arts, Paris
2009
  • Diploma degree (“academy letter”) of the  Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
  • Solo exhibition „The Secret of Transformation“, Galerie 45, Aachen
  • Group exhibition „Masters of Tomorrow“, Galerie Gecko, Solingen
2010
  • Solo exhibition „The Birth of Illusion“, Janzen Galerie, Wuppertal
  • Group exhibition, „The Immortality of the Star, from Goya over Walter Benjamin to Václav Havel“, Museum Baden Solingen, Solingen
2011
  • Solo exhibition „Starry Night“, Haus der Ärzteschaft, Düsseldorf
2012
  • Solo exhibition „Water“, Galerie Son, Berlin
2014
  • Group exhibition „West-Eastern Diwan“, Galerie Gecko, Solingen
  • Group exhibition „Korea Korea“, Galerie Son, Berlin
  • Solo exhibition „Hosu, Lakes“, Braun und Hassenflug, Berlin
2015
  • Solo exhibition „Dreamy Landscapes“, Centre Bagatelle, Berlin
  • Group exhibition „Very Painting“, Art Forum Rhee, Bucheon in Korea
  • Group exhibition „2015 Nanseolheon International Artist Exhibition“, Gangneung Museum of Art, Korea
2016
  • Group exhibition „Oversees Domestic Leading Artist“, Jeong Seon Museum, Seoul
2017
  • Solo exhibition “Hyang-Su“, Galerie am Damm, Berlin
  • Group exhibition “Jeong Seon is painting in Germany”, Jeong Seon Museum, Seoul
  • Group exhibition „Jeong Seon is painting in Germany”, St. Otillien, Bayern
2018
  • Group exhibition „Comfort Women without Comfort“ RK Galerie, Berlin
  • Group exhibition „The Return of Jeong Seon – Old Master, New Spirits“, Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund,  Berlin
2021
  • Painting Performance “MuDae 2021: Chamin – Daehwa” in the Corean Culture Centre Berlin

Living and working in Berlin as well as being president of the art association Kunstvereins 64 e.V.

 

 

Texts about the art

„The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.“1

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1 Lao-tse, Tao-Tê-King. Translation by S. Mitchell, chapter 8.