Never taught art from an academic standpoint, Artist Lee Haeyoung diverts all conventions when approaching his art, refusing to label himself an “expert in art in the same respect as a professor in his field of studies”. His artworks are an abstract portrayal of how he perceives and senses the world around him and how these interactions shape and emulate his identity. Lee Haeyoung’s artworks were mostly drawn from the complex relationship he held with his father, which included reverence and a sense of loss after his father’s abrupt passing. Lee’s art became his therapist to cope with “such emotions healed and those yet to be healed”. The foundation behind his works and his identity as an artist is largely built around the intimate emotions he ascribes to a specific person or a moment in life, such as nostalgia, love, and innocence. These transient impressions of people would be crystallized into stasis, his canvas. Like an actor exploring the deepest ends of emotions or a fashion designer experimenting with infinite fabric types, he believed he had to constantly experiment to escape his state of metamorphosis.

Exhibitions (as an Artist)

  • 2017 3rd Exhibition, <Instinct Curiosity>, ElgaWimmer pcc, NY
  • 2017 <Art Busan 2017>, Busan, Korea
  • 2017 Group exhibition <100albums, 100artist>, Avenuel arthall, Seoul
  • 2017 Group exhibition <A sustaining life>, bergdorf goodman, NY
  • 2017 <LA art show 2017>, LA convention center west hall, LA
  • 2016 Group exhibition, <Step by Step>, Lotte gallery, Seoul
  • 2016 Group exhibition <A sustaining life>, Waterfall gallery, NY
  • 2016 2nd Exhibition, <Muse of the wind>, Jean Gallery, Seoul
  • 2015 1st Exhibition, <The Present Given by the Times of Hurts and Pain>, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul

Collaboration

  • 2017 Package collaboration with Cosmetic Brand <Estee lauder>
  • 2016 Casual Brand <Beanpole> Capsule Collection
  • 2015 Package collaboration with Cosmetic Brand <Kiehl’s>
  • 2015 Snoopy 65th Special Exhibition <Giving my heart to Snoopy>

Award-Winnings

  • 2000 Best performance prize at MBC, Seoul, Korea
  • 1997 Best new actress prize at Peaksang Arts Awards, Seoul, Korea
  • 1997 Best popularity prize at MBC, Seoul, Korea
  • 1996 Best new actress prize at KBS, Seoul, Korea

Publications

  • 2010 <Fashion Bible> (Best Seller)
  • 2009 <Beauty Bible> (Best Seller)