Hyunmee Lee: still winds

8 - 24 August 2014

Hyunmee Lee is a painter renowned for her large abstractions that carefully balance expressionist power with a meditative stillness.  Drawing on the interwoven Korean traditions of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism she uses the Western language of painting to evoke a new expansive pictorial space. 

In Lee’s solo exhibition, Still Winds, she continues to expand the possibilities of gestural painting by the addition of calligraphic strokes, careful geometries, and Taoist ‘unconscious gestures’.  These pieces explore the possible resolutions of abstraction from the nuanced shifts between form and color and the interplay of motion and stillness to the subtle markings and tonal gradations that define her work.   

A native of South Korea, Hyunmee Lee earned a BFA degree from the prestigious Hongik University in Seoul. She earned an MA and MFA at the University of Sydney, Australia.   As a tenured professor she has taught in both Korea and The United States  as well as having shown her work nationally and internationally for over thirty years.