Kyungsoo Lee

Collection of Works

Kyungsoo Lee

Collection Of Works

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Gentle Breeze

Growing Time, 30x30 inches, acrylic on canvas

Humming Bird, 61x50.8cm (24x20inches), acrylic on canvas, 2014

Sweet Dream, 170.1x259 cm(67x102 inches), oil on canvas, 2005

September Duet

Nature's Treasures, 152x152 cm(60x60 inches), oil on canvas, 2008

Kyungsoo LeePainter

Artist Kyungsoo Lee was formally trained in Seoul, Korea and received her M.F.A. from the Graduate School of Sungshin Women’s University in 1983. And then, she immigrated to California, U.S.A. She is among the first generation of artists to be fully trained in a combination of oriental and western European aesthetics. The combination of traditional formalism and innovative postmodernism seems to be a fortuitous connection, and the whole becomes more than just the sum of the parts. The lyrical delicacy of the Zen painter is joined with the bold improvisation of the abstract expressionist, creating paintings that satisfy the soul as well as the intellect.
Lee approaches her canvas with apparently little or no preconceived notion of what will occur. She has the disciplined ability to quiet the verbal, analytical part of her mind and allow that silent creative half of the brain to dominate. Her painting is a process of discovery, evolving from the repetition of gestures and the layering of color over color. Her perceptive color sense lends strength to the delicate line and soft tones of her imaginary natural abstractions and inner landscapes.
Kyungsoo Lee is a painter. She has devoted the past forty years to painting. Because of this, she has achieved a facility to speak eloquently with line and color, to speak a poetry without words to those who are receptive.
Since she moved to U.S.A., she has shown her paintings in museums and galleries in Seoul, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Bordeaux, Miami, Stockholm, Osaka, Hawaii, and the list goes on. Her paintings are found in collections around the world, collections of museums, corporations and individuals.

Kyungsoo Lee has been a teacher since beginning the “Art House” art school in Los Angeles, while also teaching at the Korean Cultural Center and Museums. For the past seven years, she taught art at Kauai Community College in Hawaii, and she taught studio art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Kyungsoo Lee recently published the essay book Aloha! Kauai, consisting of 88 works, 42 art and life stories created while the artist was living there from 2000 to 2011. First published in Korean, an English version is planned to be published soon!

Photos by Kyungsoo Lee

I Voted
Laura Parker Roerden
Selected Poems
Zoe Korte
Absolutely Fucked & Selected Works
Yasmeen Mir
Why Nursing?
Sara Luster
My Pandemic Reality
Reyna Amaya
Barren or Fruitless
Zoë Barnstone-Clark
This is What Democracy Looks Like:
Sacred, Hard Won, and Fragile

Contributing Artists
American Omens
Lynn Mitchell
R.B. Kitaj
Alan Loehle
Education in the Age of COVID
Bonnie Culver
Theater of Cruelty
Cody Marsh
Selected Talisman Poems
Aliki Barnstone & Corina Dross
Selected Poems
Jacob Griffin Hall
Julia Fleming-Dresser
Adam Sobsey
Anthropocine Series
Alan Loehle
Ernest Burden
Trans World Airlines
Human Decency: A Priority
Michael Matos
Phoenician Morphosis & Selected Works
Knocking for the Future
Pauline Allen
Meet Them Where They Live (Part 1)
Paxton Farrar
Deb Luster
Consider This
Akiya Henry
Selected Works
Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah
A View of Black Lives Matter
Contributing Artists
True Form Films
Yeniffer Behrens-Mendoza & Mauricio Mendoza
PFAs Contamination
Tonya Chandler
The Dirt on Clean Wine
Tom Mills & Adrienne Voboril
Reinvent & Reconsider
Holly Arbuckle
One Health by Design
Jessi Flynn
Kweza Craft Brewery
Jessi Flynn
A New Resistance
Ed Brown
Beyond Rorschach
John Fleming
Journey to Her Roots
Kat Donnelly
Drink Different
Jason Dibble
The Frontier in my Fridge
Chien-Kang Chen
Kyung Me
When BeDeviled
Sara Jolena Wolcott
10 Years in the U.S.
Yee Eun Nam
Diatribe Diaries
D.S. Legters
The Bucky Ball
Contributing Writers & Artists
Isabel Mareş
Infinity + 1
David Zung
The Jingle Dress Project
Eugene Tapahe
Flowers Everywhere
Deependra Bajracharya
Desire Lines
Gui Marcondes
Planetary Health and the Great Transition
Marie Studer

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