Lee Yuan Ching is a Taiwanese artist working predominantly in watercolour and ink.

Lee started at a very young age by practicing calligraphy with his father and grew up studying traditional Chinese painting techniques. Both his calligraphy and painting works have been shown extensively across Asia and won a number of prestigious awards in Taiwan.

Throughout his career Lee has developed a personal and contemporary approach to his traditional ink painting. Lee’s current practice is based on creating highly skilled, classically influenced yet uniquely modern pieces. Not limiting himself to canvas and rice paper, he has created a remarkable collection of collaborative works in ceramic currently showing in selected galleries across Taiwan and China.

Beyond this physical body of work Lee has realised that his artistic expression can act as a vehicle to pursue his own experiments into the ‘true self’. Inspired by natural surroundings, Lee now strives to understand the emotional essence of humanity, and express this beauty through his progressive craft.

Recent Solo Exhibitions 

2018 ‘Painting and Carving’, Tai-Hwa Pottery Art Centre, New Taipei City, Taiwan  2017 ‘Before Imagination’, Willesden Gallery, London, UK
2017 ‘Before Limbo’, The Muse Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Shows

2016 ‘100 Years of Chinese Art’, Chan Liu Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 ‘Dao Bi Hui’, Taoyuan Culture Centre, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2015 ‘The 201 Art’, Taichung, Taiwan
2014 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
2014 ‘50th Anniversary of French-Chinese Diplomatic Relations’, Louvre, Paris, France  2013 National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2010 China National Exhibition, Shanghai, China
2009 ‘Collaboration of Three’, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan 

Notable awards for early works:

1981 ‘National Young Art Exhibition’ 1st place in Chinese Painting                                      1981 ‘9th edition of Taipei City Art Exhibition’ 1st place in Chinese Painting                        1981 ‘The 70th Taiwan Funding Anniversary Art Exhibition’ 2nd place in Chinese Painting &                1st place in Calligraphy                                                                                                   1982 ‘National Taiwan Normal University Graduation Award’ 1st place in Chinese Painting &            1st Place in Calligraphy                                                                                                      1983 ‘10th edition of National Art Exhibition Taiwan’ 3rd place in Chinese Painting          1986 ‘Ministry of Education of Taiwan Arts Award’ 2nd place in Chinese Painting  

Public Collections

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan National Arts Education Centre, National Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (North Korea), Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung and Taoyan Cultural Centre 

Notable Collectors

Tsai Ing-wen, Serving President of Taiwan  Hu Jintao, Former Chinese Premier  Hsing Yun, Taiwanese Buddhist Monk