About Paul Art Lee

Paul Art Lee

American (Born in Korea, Seoul)

Lives & works in Santa Clara, CA 95050


Holy One Presbyterian Church in America Pastor

Holy One Mission President 

Arnion Art Studio Instructor

Arnion Gallery Art Curator 

Paul Art Lee is a pastor and an artist who bases his works on the gospel, particularly of the Christian mind and spirit.


Paul Art Lee is also an author. His book 'God is Love,' published 2017, is about salvation of the Christian faith.

Artist statement

Since I was young, I longed for freedom and peace—which I ultimately found within God’s creation and His gospel. As both an artist and a pastor, I seek to share nature’s beauty in the context of the Bible to help comfort and heal the viewers.

My paintings consist of two parts: abstraction and realism. The abstract background created with wide strokes and paint dripping represents concepts such as the flow of space and time in which nature resides. On top of the background, I paint realistic objects found in nature—small creatures and objects such as birds, butterflies, fruits, or flowers. At times, I also incorporate realistic water droplets as symbolism for life and the toil of hard work.

Through this narrative created by the interplay of abstraction and realism, I seek to capture and communicate a sense of freedom and peace found in God’s creation. My hope is that the paintings will give a breath of fresh air in our everyday lives and a chance to recover our relationship with God.


Chugye University for the Arts, B.A

Chong Shin University in USA, M.Div. /Th.M/ D. Min.

Solo Exhibition

Life from Freedom  Nau Gallery, 1991

Breakaway from Freedom  Gallery Yehyang, 1992 Freedom in the Soul Fallen Asleep  ChunCheon Art Gallery, 1995

The Cross in Jesus Christ  Santa Monica Art Studio: Hangar Gallery, 2017

God is Love   Park View Gallery, 2017

In God’s Love  Arena1 Gallery, 2018

The Love Story of The Cross, Arena1 Gallery. 2019

Invitational Exhibition
Unknown.  Bergamot Station: Sarah Lee Gallery, 2009

Dream of Life. AndrewShire Gallery, 2010

Jewelry Box of my Heart. Park View Gallery, 2017

Group Exhibition /USA

Emotion & Expression.  Bergamot Station: Sarah Lee Gallery, 2009 Association of Christian Artists.  Modern Art Gallery, 2009

The King Has Come.   Ever Art Gallery, 2012

Christian Autumn Exhibition.   Ever Art Gallery, 2012

The Fruit of the Light.   Park View Gallery, 2017

Father and Son. George Billis Gallery. 2019


Group Exhibition /KOREA

Exhibition of Two Artists   Seok Gallery, 1984

Blue Flag   Hangang Museum of Art, 1985

Expression  Gurimmadang Min, 1986  Na Gallery, 1989  Kwanhoon Gallery, 1991

Exhibition of Independants   Nat’l Museum of Modern and Contemp. Art, 1986

Four Generations   Arab Gallery, 1986 

Dongduk Gallery & Kwanhoon Gallery, 1987   Sign Gallery in Busan, 1988   Baegak Gallery, 1989

’91 Proliferation of Consciousness   Kyung-in Museum of Fine Art, 1991

The Gray Zone   Samjung Gallery, 1991

Infinite 190-1   Kwanhoon Gallery, 1991

Unfolding Images   Gallery Doll, 1991

Some Messages 10 Artists Saw on an Autumn Day  Cheongnam Gallery, 1991

Groping for Form and Abstract   Gallery Yehyang, 1992

Exhibition of Korean Fine Art Association  Nat’l Museum of Modern and Contemp. Art, 1994  Nat’l Museum of Modern and Contemp. Art, 1995

Awards & Achievements

13th Gusangjeon Contest Exhibit Arts Council Korea, 1984

2nd Seoul International Art Festival Special Recognition / Sejong Center, 1984

2nd Misulsegye Grand Exhibition Kyung-in Museum of Fine Art, 1991

Prelude to Freedom and Peace Performance at Ui-dong Valley, 1986 Winter Daeseong-ri 101 Artists Exhibition Installation Art at Daeseong-ri Field, 1986


God is Love. 2017

Exhibitions & Festivals