Lee Gilrae

Conceptual note

Approaching to shapes of natural objects with repetitive accumulation of objects. There’s no need for it to be a tree necessarily but pine trees are the face of our forests which put down roots in every mountain and stream of this country. My concept aims at their strong and full vitality. It can be said that the shape of trees as natural objects is expansion of nature-friendly vision and  indulgence into the Oriental misen-en-scene. I wanted to take a major step forward toward direction to express dynamic vitality of organisms here.

Pictorial plasticity. The working process of connecting copper pipe media appeared like the breath of brush touch in Oriental painting. Especially trees which show full and strong vitality even in barren land was seen as the most fundamental shape and natural objects based on symbolic recognition of molding. Matiere that copper pipe and tree skin are duplicated. The meeting of exquisite shapes is a expression of transforming into physical properties like you plant life in mechanical modern.

Gil Rae, Lee

  • Education

Graduated from Dept. of Art Education, Kyunghee Univ.

  1. A. Dept. of Sculpture, Kyunghee Univ.
  • Solo Exhibitions

2015 The 9th Solo Exhibition, Gyumjaejungsun Museum, Seoul

2012 The 8th Solo Exhibition, Galerie bk, Seoul

2010 The 7th Solo Exhibition, Savina Museum, Seoul

2008 The 6th Solo Exhibition, Savina Museum, Seoul

2007 The 5th Solo Exhibition, Art-space Camerata, Seoul

Korean Contemporary Art Festival, Seoul Art Center,

Hangaram Art Museum

2003 The 4th Solo Exhibition, Galerie Bhak, Seoul

2001 The 3rd Solo Exhibition, Galerie Bhak, Seoul

1997 The 2nd Solo Exhibition, Kum-Ho Museum, Seoul

1991 The 1st Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ye-Hyang, Seoul

  • Group Exhibitions

2017 -Shadow of a Pine Tree-A glimpse of Korean

Contemporary Art, Opera Gallery, Singapore

-Lights & Shadows, Opera Gallery, Beirut

2016 -Metal Spirit, KOSA Space Gallery, Seoul

-Assemble the Sculpture, LiGak Museum of Art, CheonAn

      2015 -Art, Show, Space art1, Seoul

-2015 Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong Arts Centre,

hong Kong

-Conversion of recognition, Seo-Ho Museum, Gyung-gi


-Art of Singapore city, Singapore Orchard Street,


-Art Night in Korea, Opera Gallery, Dubai

-Art Show Busan 2015, BEXCO, Busan

-Regeneration-Art Korean Contemporary, Opera Gallery,                   Paris

2014 -地.天.命-2 Exhibition, Blue Square Ne mo Gallery, Seoul

-Gallery in Gaden, Incheon International Airport

Millennium Hall, Inchen

-Korea Arts 7 Exhibition, Etroit Gallery, Mexico

-2014Jungsun International fire sculpture festival, Sam

tan Art mine, Kang one

-Knowledge of healing-Emptying and filling, Jeju Museum

of Art, Jeju

-Metal works today, Kimjongyoung Museum, Seoul

-Architectural sculpture, Soma Museum, Seoul

2013 -Jean François Larrieu&Lee Gil Rae 2 Exhibition, Opera

Gallery, Seoul

-Elements of Nature, Opera Gallery, Singapore

Jung gwang sik&Lee Gil Rae 2 Exhibition, Galeria Ethra,


-The high school art textbook, Gyohaksa, Seoul

2012 -Pohang Steel Art Festival, Pohang Museum of Art,


-2012 Korean Artist Project, http://www.koreanartistproject.com/eng_main.art?method=main

-Google Art Projects 2,


-Tasty Land, Yangpyeong Art Museum, Yangpyeong

-Metal Spirit, Gallery Grimson, Seoul

-Haïti Charity-Auction, Seoul Auction Gangnam, Seoul

2011 -The Moving Arts Village, Nampo Art Gallery, Goheung

-POMA 2011 Art Way Project, Pohang Museum of Art,


-Art Jungle, garden5 Rooftop Garden, Seoul

-Remember you, Hyundai Arts Center, Ulsan

-The Secret Forest, Dream Forest Arts Center, Seoul

-Daegu Art Fair Special Exhibition of Modern Sculpture,

Exco, Daegu

-The middle school art textbook, Gumsung publisher,


2010 -Unexpected, D-art Gallery, Daejeon

-Seoul Art Exhibition-Sculpture, Seoul Museum of Art,


-International Art Taehwagang, Taehwa River, Ulsan

-International Sculpture Symposium Special Exhibition,

Icheon City Museum, Icheon

-Republic of Korea, Seeking the future, Andong Cutural

Arts Center, Andong

2009 -Our Garden, The 5th Open-Air Sculpture Exhibition,

Gimhae Arts and Sports Center, Gimhae Cosmetic Jam,

Insa Art Center, Seoul

-New Morning, Seoul Art Center Gongpyeong Gallery,


-Special Exhibition for the Year of Ox, Jang Eun Sun

Gallery, Seoul

      2008 –The party-人, C.J.L.L.P.S Sculpture Exhibition, Gallery

Kayang, Seoul

-Sehan-Do in My Mind, Photohouse Gallery, Seoul

-Space and Urban Design Exhibition, Old Seoul Station

Museum, Seoul

-Hwaum Project, Seoul Art Center, Concert Hall, Seoul

-Arts and Play, Seoul Art Center, Hangaram Art Museum,


-Creative Mind, Savina Museum, Seoul

      2007 -The Five selected Contemporary Sculptors Exhibition,

Daegu Gallery Soheon, Daegu

-International Sculpture Symposium in Ichon, Ichon

Seolbong Park, Ichon

-Korea-China-Japan Modern Arts Exhibition, Nowon                   District office, Seoul

-The 1st Open-Air Sculpture Exhibition, Pyramid Square

in COEX Trade Center, Seoul

-Art-garden, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul

2006 -Art-park, Seongnam Art Center, Seongnam

2005 -Outdoor project Blue in the stream, Seongnam Art

Center, Seongnam

-Melting Zone, Gallery Davinchi, Seoul

2004 -Should say not all Still Life, Gana Art Center, Seoul

-Outdoor project Festival, Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul

-Art & Environment, Galerie Bhak, Seoul

2003 -40’s Artist, Gallery Moro, Seoul

-Seoul Auction Fair 2003, Seoul Auction A+Space, Seoul

-Kyunghee Univ. Art Education Exhibition, Gallery

Chongro, Seoul

2002 -Invitation Exhibition of Dong-A Art Award, Gallery Sang,


-Kyunghee Sculpture Association Exhibition, Insa Art

Plaza, Seoul

-Members of Dong-A Artist Association Exhibition,                   National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwa Cheon

-Sculpture and Space, Korea First Bank, Seoul

2001 -Invitation Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Sculpture,

Chunchen MBC, Chunchen

-Artists Today, The World Ceramic EXPO Open-air                   Pavilion, Seoul

-2001 to 2002 Sculpture Exhibition, Gallery lamer, Seoul

2000 -Miami International Art Fair, Galerie Bhak, Miami Beach                   Convention Center, Florida, U.S.A

-Unification 2000, The National Assembly Building, Seoul

-200 Sculptors Invitation Exhibition, Gallery Wing, Seoul

1999 -Invitation Exhibition of Jung-ang Art Award, Hoam Art

Museum, Seoul

-Invitation Exhibition of Dong-A Art Award, Ilmin Museum

of Art, Seoul

-San Francisco International Art Fair, Galerie Bhak Fort

Mason Center, U.S.A.

1998 -200 sculptors’ Artworks Exhibition, Sun Gallery, Seoul

-Gak Sculpture Exhibition, Dukwon Gallery, Seoul

-Drawing Crossing Exhibition, Kumho Museum, Seoul

-Pusan International Art Festival, Pusan Museum of Art,


      1997 -International Ceramic Biennalle, Seoul Museum of Art,


-Breathing of Korean People Exhibition, Art Hall, Seoul

-Invitation Exhibition of Dokushima University, Dokusima

University Museum, Japan

      1996 -Members of Dong-A Artist Association Exhibition,                   National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwa Cheon

-Asia Modern Art Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

1995 -Asia Modern Art Festival, Doll Gallery, Seoul

-Invitation Exhibition; Young Artist in Korea, Seoul

Museum of Art, Seoul

1994 -Members of Dong-A Artist Association Exhibition,

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwa Cheon

-Finding Han River, Gallery Jo-Hyung, Seoul

-Invitation Exhibition Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of

Kyunghee Univ., Seoul Art Hall, Seoul

  • Awards

2015 Korea Association of Art Critics Award

1995 Special Award in Jung-Ang Biennale

1990 Dong-A Art Award in the Dong-Art Festival

1989 Special Award in the 8th Great Art Exhibition of Korea

1988 Participation Award in the 11th Jung-Ang Greate Art


1987 Special Award in the 5th Greate Art Exhibition of the


  • Permanent Collections

DaeMyung Building office Eastern District Court London Boutique Hotel in UK Intercontinental Hotel in Hefei

Kwachon National Museum of Contemporary Art

Seoul Museum of Art

Savina Museum of Contemporary Art

Samsung Foundation of Culture

CJ Foundation of Culture

Daegu Health College

Seoul Supreme Prosecutors Office Memorial Sculpture

Anseong Memorial Sculpture Park

Yeongdong Sculpture Park

Jinhae Jangbok Mountain Park Outdoor Sculpture

Bucheon dodang Park

Seoul Hanjin Haemoro

Hanjin Heavy Industries&Construction Office Building

Seoul Mariott Hotel

Gapyung Ecopia

Daegu Banwoldan

Moonkyung STX Resort

Pohang Valueplus

Nampo Art Museum

Seoul Plaza Hotel

Hanwha Galleria Forêt

Pohang Museum of Art

Mario Seoul

Capri Hotel in Singapore

Jw hotels in Guangzhou

Jw hotels in Hangzhou

Mexico Aranea

LIG Sachun Institute

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

Icheon City Hall