Shoko Lee was born in 1948. Originally from Japan, Shoko settled down in Malaysia after marrying Lee Kian Seng, a well-known Malaysian artist. (www.leekianseng.com)
Her art has corresponded to the different phases of her life: from publishing Sunny Boy in 1980, to "My Diary" series in the 1980s and 90s, to the current "Dragon Horse" theme, Shoko has found inspiration in nature and everyday life. Her vivid imagination has transformed ordinary objects and animals into cheerful individuals bursting with exuberance.
Previously using mainly watercolours, Shoko's current works are mostly oil paintings.
Status : Full-time artist since 1981 (Visual art).
Married to Malaysian artist LEE Kian Seng ,18 September 1972.
Major medium : Painting (oil, watercolour, ink) and children's literature.
2012: Solo art exhibition at the Penang State Art Gallery, Georgetown Festival 2012, Malaysia.
2006: Group Show (22 February - 22 March 2006 )
2005: Group Show at Suntec Singapore (29 September - 03 October 2005).
2005: Completed < My Diary Soul 1989 - 2005> series.
2000: < 2000 Dragon Images > Group Show at the National Art Gallery, Malaysia.
1996: < My Diary 1989-1993 > Solo Watercolour & Ink Paintings Exhibition, Klang, Malaysia.
1996: < My Diary 1985-1988 > Solo Watercolour Paintings Exhibition, Klang, Malaysia.
1992: < Wanita dan Kreativiti > Group show at the National Art Gallery, Malaysia.
1991: < The Malaysia ness of Malaysian Art: The Question of Identity>, Group Show at the National Art Gallery, Malaysia.
1991: < Nuansa > Group Show at the National Art Gallery Malaysia and Depdikbud, Indonesia.
1985: < My Diary 1983-1985 > Solo Watercolour Paintings Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1983: < My Diary 1981-1983 > Solo Watercolour Paintings Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1980: < Sunny Boy > Children's literature published by Berita Publishing, Malaysia. It was featured as one of the books that represented Malaysia at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany in 1981.