Robert Lee

Robert Lee

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Robert Lee

If you would like to commission a painting, contact Robert S. Lee at robertsleeart@gmail.com.
It was at an early age that Robert Lee developed a love for art. As a child he found one of his father's books on drawing and he knew what he wanted to do with his life. It was at this point that he started drawing. However his focus changed as he prepared for academia at the University of California at San Diego. He put aside his art for a more promising future in math and science. Things came to a head at the end of his junior year when he abruptly changed his major to Visual Arts.
After graduating Lee floated around doing various jobs that were totally unrelated to art. Later he decided to take architecture classes and then move on to graduate school at California State University, Los Angeles where he received an MFA in Fine Art with a focus on painting and drawing. When given the opportunity he teaches art as a professor.
Lee has won several awards in painting both locally as well as abroad. He is constantly thinking of questions and tackling difficult issues in contemporary art and design. He regularly meets with professional artists to talk about creative practices and sources of inspiration. He has exhibited around the world, including Canada, France, South Korea, and the United States.

Artist Statement:

I re-create what I see and paint artwork with a humane concern that connects Art with humanity. I begin to paint in slashing fast brushstrokes and pallet knife techniques using dark heavy colors to bright, clear, dazzling colors. It is the feelings and the colors that provide the essence of my images. I strive to create paintings with vibrant colors, intense marks, brushwork, line, composition, emotions, and energy. My paintings absorb light which interacts with the pigments and then caroms off the canvas displaying the feelings invested in the artworks. The colors, direction, and angles of paint work to create the expressive content.

Education

MFA(Studio Arts) CSULA
BA(Visual Arts) UCSD

Exhibitions

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 SeeMe Art Saves Humanity
https://www.artsaveshumanity.com/live-events
2020 See|Me “S/HE PERSISTED…” ART TAKES ARMORY 2020, New York, New York
2019 Park View Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2019 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2019 See.Me's "One Self" Exhibition, ChaShaMa Gallery, One World Trade Center, New York, New York https://www.facebook.com/SeeMe/photos/a.2562887530402715/2562889243735877/?type=3&theater
2019 The Affordable Art Fair, New York, New York
2019 See // Her Story. Volume 4. The Jane Hotel, New York, New York, https://www.facebook.com/pg/SeeMe/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2391121527579317
2019 New Profanity, Los Angeles, California
2018 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2018 The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles, California
2017 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2017 Saatchi Art Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2017 C-Art Museum, South Korea (2nd Museum Show)
2016 Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2016 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2016 Lee & Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2015 Marymount California University, San Pedro, California
2015 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2015 Park View Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2015 See // The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award, Louvre Museum, Paris (1st Museum Show) http://issuu.com/exposureaward/docs/art_photography_collection?e=16695655/14427661
2014 Art of Life - Girls on the Run, Huntington Beach, California
2014 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2014 Proxy Place Gallery, Chatsworth, California
2014 Park View Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2014 #seemetakeover,Times Square, New York https://www.facebook.com/SeeMe/photos/a.820442821313870.1073741896.111327998892026/820448454646640/?type=1&theater
2014 Love Art Studio, San Bernardino, California
2014 See // Exhibition, Long Island City, New York https://www.see.me/rising
2013 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2013 Park View Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2013 Art Takes Paris Competition, See // Exhibition, Long Island City, New York
2013 Angel Orensanz Foundation, Manhattan, New York http://artistswanted.tumblr.com/post/54034821255/the-story-of-the-creative-update-the-story-of
2012 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2012 Park View Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2012 Graduate Thesis Show CSULA, Los Angeles, California
2012 Taranoko, Los Angeles, California
2012 Coma Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2011 Graduate Walkthrough CSULA, Los Angeles, California
2011 Coma Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2011 Coma Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2011 Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010 Artillery & Ammo Gallery, Glendale, California
2006 World Cup Stadium, Koomi, South Korea
1995 Art Lottery + Artist Books Exhibition, Mandeville Gallery, La Jolla, California
1995 Mandeville Gallery, La Jolla, California