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Gordon Lee

Artist's Statement  ::
My paintings are about remnants of the human struggles in the urban world. Growing up in the refugee slum of the then British colony of Hong Kong in the 50's, I was confronted and surrounded by concrete buildings that sprung up everywhere like barriers. These were also class barriers where I found myself being suppressed and trapped. I was in awe with the overwhelming blockage. But yet, I also felt hope. Knowing that one day I would breakout of that confinement. The memories of staring incessantly at those walls have deeply engraved in my mind. Whenever I look at walls in back alleys and side streets, I find myself inspired by the marks, cracks, nails, hinges, windows and graffiti on them. They reflect our existence and also our efforts to adapt and to alter that existence in the concrete jungle. They also bear witness to the human history and human condition. When there is effort, there is hope. My paintings are poetic expressions of such efforts.

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Biography  ::
Gordon Sui-Kwong Lee was born in Hong Kong and after high school he went abroad to Canada to attend college in 1973. He received his Diploma D'etudes Collegiales en Sciences Sociale (Urban & Regional Planning major) from John Abbott College, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, and his BFA from Confordia University, Montreal, Quebec. With scholarship, he went to Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI, to attend graduate studies in painting. Following the conferral of his MFA, he became an instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design in 1981. In 1982 he returned to Hong Kong and became a lecturer at the Swire School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He received his tenure in 1987. But with the urging of Joseph V. Canzani, then president of CCAD in Columbus, Ohio, he returned to CCAD and resumed teaching in 1987. He is now an associate professor in the division of fine arts. His work has been shown on both shores of the Pacific Ocean.

Selected Exhibitions:  ::
2002: Invitational Show, Schumacher Gallery; Bexley, Ohio
2001: Invitational Show, Schumacher Gallery; Bexley, Ohio
2001: Biennial Faculty Show, Canzani Gallery; Columbus, Ohio
2000: One-Person Show, Grove City City Hall; Grove City, Ohio
1999: Faculty Show '99, Canzani Center; Columbus, Ohio
1997: Faculty Show '97, Canzani Center; Columbus, Ohio
1997: "East Meets West" Invitational, The Hong Kong Museum of Art; Central, Hong Kong
1997: Visual Art '97, Pao Sui Loong Galleries Hong Kong Arts Centre; Wan Chai, Hong Kong
1997: Small Works - group show, Franklin Park Conservatory; Columbus, Ohio
1996: Faculty Show, Cultural Art Center; Columbus, Ohio
1996: Visual Art '96, Pao Sui Loong Galleries Hong Kong Arts Centre; Wan Chai, Hong Kong
1996: Invitational Exhibition, Sir George Williams Gallery Concordia University; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1995: Alumni Exhibition, Cranbrook Academy of Art; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1995: Two - Person Show, Fung Ping Shan Museum University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong
1995: Visual Art '95, Pao Sui Loong Galleries Hong Kong Arts Centre; Wan Chai, Hong Kong
1994: Four-Person Show, City Hall; Columbus, Ohio
1994: Painting & Drawing Invitational, Regional Council Art Museum; Shatin, Hong Kong
1994: Visual Art '94, The Hong Kong Museum of Art; Central, Hong Kong
1993: One-Man Show, The Commercial Press Art Gallery; Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
1993: Visual Art ''93, Pao Sui Loong Galleries Hong Kong Arts Centre; Wan Chai, Hong Kong
1992: Color of Colors, Leal Senado de Macau Museu Luis de Camoes; Macau
1992: Visual Art '92, Pao Sui Loong Galleries Hong Kong Arts Centre; Wan Chai, Hong Kong
1991: The Annual Columbus Art League Juried Show, Columbus Museum of Fine Arts; Columbus, Ohio
1990: Invitational Show, The Great Southern Art Gallery; Columbus, Ohio
1988: Painting & Drawing Invitational, Regional Council Art Museum; Shatin, Hong Kong
1988: Visual Art '88, The Hong Kong Museum of Art; Central, Hong Kong
1987: Visual Art '87, The Hong Kong Museum of Art; Central, Hong Kong
1986: Drawing '86 -Artists from Hong Kong & USA, The Hong Kong Institute for the Promotion of Chinese Culture; Central, Hong Kong
1986: Visual Art Society Invitational, Leal Senado de Macau; Museu Luis de Camoes, Macau
1986: Hong Kong Painting 1986, Fung Ping Shan Museum University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong
1986: East Meets West, American Library Art Gallery The American Consulate General; Admiralty, Hong Kong
1985: Hong Kong Biennial Exhibition, The Hong Kong Museum of Art; Central, Hong Kong
1985: One-Person Show American Library Art Gallery The American Consulate General Admiralty, Hong Kong
1984: Visual Art Society Annual Show, Pao Sui Loong Galleries Hong Kong Arts Centre; Wan Chai, Hong Kong
1993: Visual Art Society Annual Show, Pao Sui Loong Galleries Hong Kong Arts Centre; Wan Chai, Hong Kong
1981: Summer Annual Invitational, Cranbrook Art Museum; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1981: Equilibrium-One Person Show, Osmanski Gallery; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1979: Biennial 1979, Sir George Williams Gallery; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Selected Awards:  ::
2002: Individual Artist Fellowship, Greater Columbus Arts Council
2000, 1998, & 1996: Selected to be Who's Who Among America's Teachers.