Tim Lee


Lee (1983) has developed a unique approach to Asian Ink painting, one which is informed by traditional methods yet attempts to transcend its philosophical, cultural, and historical ties.

His work addresses the tensions that arise from the intersection between the spiritual, secular, and religious perspectives to meaning-making in painting.

How do we repurpose or disavow the tools inherited from our history to live in harmony with an ever-changing scientific and secular age?

Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Leeds University and currently undertaking his Masters of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths University London. Tim also alumni of the Florence Trust residency.

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Leeds Met Fine Art Practice 2003 – 2006
Solo Exhibitions:
Mar 14 – Nihilphilia, Cock n Bull Gallery, London
Nov 13 – Visitations, 9 Club Row Gallery, London
May 11 – You were born with a light between your eyes, I was born to answer to your sun, Gallery Nine 5, New York

Art Fairs :
Jan 18 – London Art Fair (Bo Lee Gallery)
Apr 17 – Art Central HK (Christine Park Gallery)
Apr 16 – Art Central HK (Christine Park Gallery)

Group Exhibitions:

Feb 18 – CITE, Bo Lee Gallery
Oct 16 – Models and Materiality, BayArt Cardiff
Oct 15 – Sluice Art Fair, Bargehouse at Oxo Tower, London
Jul 15 – Summer Open, Florence Trust, London
Feb 15 – Winter Open, Florence Trust, London
Nov 14 – Artist Salon, Ligne Roset, London
Oct 14 – Dream the End, Rivington St, New York
Jul 14 – Bonhams Summer Show, London
Mar 14 – Spring Fever, Saatchi Gallery
Dec 12 – Group Show, Cock n Bull Gallery, London
Oct 11 – Gallery Nine 5 Collective show, Gallery Nine 5, New York

Private Collections: New York, London, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia.