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Paul Art Lee

American (Born in Korea, Seoul 1962)

Lives & works in Buena Park, CA 90621

 

Education

Chugye University for the Arts, B.A

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

Artist

Author

Holy One Presbyterian Church in America Pastor

Holy One Mission President 

Art teacher of Arnion Art & AJL Art Gallery

Artist Statement

 

Throughout my life, I have sought freedom and peace, which I found in art and the gospel of Jesus Christ. As an artist and pastor, I paint the beauty of God's creation through a renewed perspective.

 

My artwork often features small animals, butterflies, fruits, flowers, and water droplets - all of which I find in nature. While I sometimes paint from direct observation, I typically work from photographs that I’ve taken myself. The abstract elements in my work come from the joy and peace I find in the love and grace of God.

 

Most of my paintings are composed of two parts – the factual and the abstract – because I deeply perceive both the tangible world and the spiritual realm. I aim to convey God’s love and grace through my artwork. I hope you discover the glory of God and the feelings of love, freedom, peace, and joy that can help heal and restore your mind.

BIO

Born in Seoul, Korea in 1962 and now residing in Buena Park, CA, Lee's multifaceted career spans the roles of an artist, author, pastor, mission president, and art teacher. His extensive education from Chugye University for the Arts and Chong Shin University in the USA adds depth to his diverse body of work.

Lee’s "Light of Life" is a personal exploration of freedom and peace, found in art and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Reflecting his dual roles as artist and pastor, his paintings depict the beauty of God's creation, often featuring elements of nature such as animals, fruits, flowers, and water droplets. His work interweaves factual representation with abstract elements, embodying the love and grace of God, with the aim of healing and restoring the viewer’s mind.

EXHIBITION

Solo Exhibition

2023   Light of Life. bG Gallery. CA. USA

2019   The Love Story of The Cross. Arena1 Gallery. CA. USA

2018   In God’s Love. Arena1 Gallery. CA. USA​

2017   God is Love. Park View Gallery. CA. USA

​2017   The Cross in Jesus Christ. Santa Monica Art Studio: Hangar Gallery. CA. USA

1995   Freedom in the Soul Fallen Asleep.  ChunCheon Art Gallery. South Korea

1992   Breakaway from Freedom. Gallery Yehyang. South Korea

1991   Life from Freedom. Nau Gallery. South Korea

Invitational Exhibition

2024   Story Mapping. AJL Art Gallery. CA. USA

2023   Today and Tomorrow. AJL Art Gallery. CA. USA

2023   Past and Future. AJL Art Gallery. CA. USA 

2023   Spectrum Gestalt. bG Gallery. CA. USA

2017   Jewelry Box of my Heart. Park View Gallery. CA. USA

2012   Cold Love. Park View Gallery. CA. USA

2010   Dream of Life. Andrew Shire Gallery, CA. USA

2009   Unknown.  Bergamot Station: Sarah Lee Gallery. CA. USA

Group Exhibition 

2024   14th Biennial National Art Exhibition. Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. FL. USA

2024    Sweets Factory. bG Gallery. CA. USA

2024   120th Le Salon d'Automne 2024. The Grande Halle de La Villette. Paris. France.

2024   29th Arts North International, Hopkins Center for the Arts. MN. USA

2023   Pop Up, bG Gallery (Burbank) CA. USA

2023   A Small Art Exhibition for Christmas, AJL Art Gallery. CA. USA

2023   2nd Contemporary Art in Realism. 3 Square Gallery. CO. USA 

2023   2nd Salon at the Triton 2023. Triton Museum. CA. USA

2023   6th Color 2023. 3 Square Gallery. 2023. CO. USA

2019   Father and Son. George Billis Gallery. CA. USA

2017   The Fruit of the Light.   Park View Gallery. CA. USA

2012   Christian Autumn Exhibition.   Ever Art Gallery. CA. USA

2012   The King Has Come.   Ever Art Gallery. CA. USA

2009   Emotion & Expression.  Bergamot Station: Sarah Lee Gallery. CA. USA

2009   Association of Christian Artists.  Modern Art Gallery. CA. USA​

1995   Nat’l Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.  South Korea

1994   Exhibition of Korean Fine Art Association. Nat’l Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. South Korea

1992   Groping for Form and Abstract.  Gallery Yehyang. South Korea

1991   Some Messages 10 Artists Saw on an Autumn Day.  Cheongnam Gallery. South Korea

1991   Unfolding Images. Gallery Doll. South Korea

1991   Infinite 190-1. Kwanhoon Gallery. South Korea

1991   The Gray Zone. Samjung Gallery. South Korea

1991   Expression. Kwanhoon Gallery. South Korea

1991   ’91 Proliferation of Consciousness. Kyung-in Museum of Fine Art. South Korea 

1989   Four Generations. Baegak Gallery. South Korea

1989   Expression. Na Gallery. South Korea

1988   Four Generations. Sign Gallery in Busan. South Korea

1987   Four Generations. Dongduk Gallery & Kwanhoon Gallery. South Korea

1986   Four Generations. Arab Gallery. South Korea

1986   Exhibition of Independants. Nat’l Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. South Korea

1986   Expression. Gurimmadang Min. South Korea

1985   Blue Flag. Hangang Museum of Art. South Korea

1984   Exhibition of Two Artists. Seok Galler. South Korea

Awards & Achievements

2024   14th Biennial National Art Exhibition. Visual Arts Center in Punta- Gorda. Merit Award Winner. FL. USA

2024   29th Arts North International. Hopkins Center for the Arts. Award of Excellence. MN. USA

2024   29th Arts North International. Hopkins Center for the Arts. Robbin Gallery Award. MN. USA

2023   2nd Contemporary Art in Realism. 3 Square Gallery. Honorable Mention. CO. USA 

2023   6th Color Exhibition, 3 Square Art, Honorable Mention. OC. USA

1991   2nd Misulsegye Grand Exhibition Kyung-in Museum of Fine Art, Winner. South Korea

1984   2nd Seoul International Art Festival Special Recognition. Sejong Center. South Korea

1984   13th Gusangjeon Contest Exhibit Arts Council Korea. Winner. South Korea

Miscellaneous

1986   Prelude to Freedom and Peace Performance at Ui-dong Valley. South Korea

1986   Winter Daeseong-ri 101 Artists Exhibition Installation Art at Daeseong-ri Field. South Korea

Publications

2017   God is Love. CA. USA

Art show & Fair

2024   13th Busan International Annual Market of Art. South Korea

2024   LA Art Show. LA Convention Center. CA. USA

2023   Beverly Hill Art Show. CA. USA

2023   LA Art Show. LA Convention Center. CA. USA

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