Jou Lee, Hyun

Hyun Jou Lee was born on October 6th 1965, in Korea. At age seven, she left her
childhood home to attend school in Seoul. She went on to study at the Women’s
University in Seoul, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her thirst for discovery led
her to Montreal in 1994, where she studied at the Saidye Bronfman Center. She started
exhibiting locally, and has since been showing work in galleries in Canada, the United
States and the United Kingdom.

Jou Lee has a symbiotic relationship with her artwork. She looks for guidance from the
canvas, often surprised by the finished result. She begins by applying a thick gesso, to
create relief and give dimension to the piece. Jou Lee experiments with many mediums,
using principally oil and encaustic. Her colour palette is extremely broad; ranging from
the very organic to the brightest colours of spring: the difference depends on the story
the artist is trying to tell.

EDUCATION

1996-94 Studies at Saidye Bronfman Center Art School
1992 B.F.A. (major in painting), Ewha Women University, Seoul, South Korea

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 Catalogue launch & Retrospective exhibition, Espace Galerie Dimension Plus, Montreal, Québec
2010 Edmund Craig Gallery, Texas, United States
2008 Galerie Robert Senneville, Sherbrooke, Canada (duo)
2008 Edmund Craig Gallery, Texas, United States
2007 The Village Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario
2006 Galerie Clarence Gagnon, Montreal, Canada (duo)
2005 “Afternoon Confession”, Centre de créativité du Gesù, Montreal, Canada
2004 The Village Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario
2001 Arts N.D.G., Montreal, Canada (duo)
2000 Galerie Estampe Plus, Quebec, Canada
1999 “Souvenirs d’Emwon”, Centre de créativité du Gesù, Montreal, Canada
1998 “Inner Emergence”, Belgo Building, Montreal, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005 Bering & James, Houston, Texas
2004 Art Corée 2004, L’Agora de la Danse, Montreal, Canada
2004 Galerie Estampe Plus, Quebec, Canada
2002 State of the Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2002 Art Corée 2002, Galerie @1637, Montreal, Canada
2000 Art Corée 2000, Quebec’s Association of Korean Artists, La Cabosse d’or, Otterburn Park, Quebec
1999 Plein Sud, Longueuil, Canada
1999 Kamena Gallery & Frames, Edmonton, Canada
1999 Perspectives ’99, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada
1999 Asian Heritage Festival, Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montreal
1998 “Écrire la femme”, Maison des Arts de Laval, Laval, Canada
1998 Laboratoire, Montreal, Canada
1997 Complexe Guy Favreau, Montreal, Canada
1997 “Tchou’sok Je”, Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montreal, Canada
1997 Cross-Cultural Exhibition, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
1996 “Mémoires asiates”, Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal, Canada
1995 Flower Festival, Faubourg Ste-Catherine, Montreal, Canada
1993 Young Artists Festival, Baksang Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1993 “The wave of appearance”, Seoul Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1993 “Feminism”, Dori Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1993 “From today to tomorrow”, Kwanboon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1992 Ba Tang Go Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

PUBLICATIONS

Magazin’art, No 2, Winter 2001, pp.76-78; 106-107
Patricia Perron, “Passages”, Parcours vol.6, no 4, fall 2000, p.85
Michelle Gagnon, “Cash & Carry Art – Act now”, Hour, May 28 – June 3, 1998
“Lee Hyun Jou Solo Exhibition in Montreal”, Korean Times, November 4th 1998
Émilie Poiret, “Espaces intérieurs”, Vie des Arts, No 173, Winter 1998-99, p. 67
“Qui sont ces ethnies? – Montreal Asian Heritage Festival” (May 13th 1999)
“Lee Hyun Jou Art in Toronto”, Korean Times, November 2nd, 1999

COLLECTIONS

Almassa
Avantron Technologies Inc.
Bae Hwa Women’s High School, Seoul
National Banque of Canada
National Banque of Paris
Dawcolectric Inc.
Formula Growth Ltd
Groupe Option Retraite
Hospira
Interdigital Canada Ltée
Interis
Les Importations Sierra
Loto-Quebec
Pratt & Whitney
Tropicana
Union Canadienne

Journey in Blue

Mixed Media on Canvas
48 x 60

Winter Sonata

Mixed Media on Canvas
10 x 48

Day after Day VII

Mix-media on canvas
18 x 18 inches

Coming into Flower

Mixed media on Canvas
30 x 40

5th Avenue

Mix-media on canvas
60 x 40

Veil IIIB

Mixed Media on Wood
12 x 12

History VIII

Mixed Media on Paper
17 x 14
Conservation Framed

Cocoon VIII

Jou Lee, Hyun
Mixed media on paper
17 x 11
Conservation Framed

Inner spirit III

Mix-media on canvas
18 x 18 inches
SOLD

Protection

Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 48
Framed
SOLD

As time goes by... II

Mix-media on canvas
12 x 60
SOLD

As time goes by... I

Mix-media on canvas
12 x 60
SOLD

A dialogue II

Mix-media on canvas
16 x 16 inches
SOLD

Au coin du monde I

Mix-media on canvas
36 x 36 inches
SOLD

Inward

Mixed media on canvas
48 x 48
SOLD

La Vie, VI-B

Mixed Media on Canvas
30 X 30
SOLD

Torso VI

Mixed Media with Wood on Panel
24 x 24
SOLD

Veil IV-B

Mixed Media on Wood
12 x 12
SOLD

Sea in the evening I

Mix-media on canvas
16 x 16 inches
SOLD

The Connection

Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 40
SOLD

Along the Valley I

Mix-media on wood
7 x 48
SOLD