Dongwook Lee

Dongwook Lee

Paju, Gyeonggido, South Korea

About Dongwook Lee

1973 Born in Daejeon, South Korea.
Lives and works in seoul, South korea
Dongwook Lee has had critical success in both the commercial and fine art world.
Lots of exhibitions include springmastersny(2015
), Korea International Art Fair(Kiaf)(2009).
Awarded IPA (International Photography Awards) 3rd Place Winner,USA,(2014),Hariban Award Finalist, Japan,(2014),DAMprize-Contemporary Art Contest- Finalist, Milan, Italy(2014),HP(Hewlett-Packard) Turn-on Digital Award Grand Prize,(2007)
He studied and shoot photograph Single-handed.
Until his middle-30’s he take photographs for a lot of magazine(bazaar,GQ,Marie claire,Elle,etc), advertisemement(Nike,Reebok,Calvin klein,Samsung,Lg,Levi's,etc) and film poster.
His middle-30’s he held his first exhibition of works using Barbie dolls.
Sometimes his works looks like a painting, it started with his sister who was a painter.
Since then through another works using animal, he expressed human didn’t adapt to the environmental change.
Until a recent date he do works which express human keen life like a war with human nude


2000 B.F.A. in Chinese Language, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea


2019 Critical Mass Finalist, USA
2016 Lumiere Award Grand Prize Winner, USA
2016 Hiii Photography Jury Award Winner, China
2016 ND(Neutral Density Photography) Awards Honorable Mention
2016 PX3(Prix De La Photographie Paris) Competition Honorable Mention, France
2014 IPA (International Photography Awards) 3rd Place Winner(Category-Book Self Published),USA
2014 Hariban Award Finalist, Japan
2014 DAMprize-Contemporary Art Contest- Finalist, Milan, Italy.
2007 HP(Hewlett-Packard) Turn-on Digital Award Grand Prize
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan
Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Nc Soft, Seoul, Korea


Solo Exhibition(Selection)
2014 Wozu, Dongwook Lee Solo Exhibition, Gallery Palais De Seoul, Seoul, Korea
2013 Wozu, Claus Lucas Solo Exhibition, Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Sense Of Guilt,DongWook Lee Solo Exhibition, Jung Art Gallery,Yongin,Korea
2012 Fake tale, DongWook Lee Solo Exhibition, Gallery Apheta, Seoul, Korea
Sense Of Guilt, DongWook Lee Solo Exhibition, Gs Tower The Street Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 Sacrifice, DongWook Lee Solo Exhibition, Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010 Lost, DongWook Lee Solo Exhibition, Grimson Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 A Decisive Monent, Dongwook Lee Solo Exhibition, Seoul Auction, Busan, Korea
2008 A Decisive Moment, Dongwook Lee Solo Exhibition, Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea
Group Exhibition(Selection)
2019 Photographic Visions, Ph21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2018 Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2018 CANTO(XVIII), 991 Fifth Avenue, NYC, USA
2016 Pictorriality Of Photography, Bupyeong Art Center,Korea
2014 DAMprize, DAMarte Gallery, Milan, Italy
2011 Exhibition ‘V.E.R’, Am Gallery, Brighton, England
2008 9th Seoul Auction Cuttting Edge,Seoul Auction, Seoul, Korea
K*MoPA Young Portfolio Acquisitions, Kiyosato, Japan
Heart Show, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2007 Phodar Biennial, Pleven, Bulgaria
HP Turn-On, Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2006 World On Live_I Love Korea, PIFAN Exhibition Hall, Busan, Korea
Hybridism_Seoul International Photography Festival, Ssamzie Gallery, Seoul,Korea