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ARTISTS / Lee Jong Min

Lee Jong Min

Lee Jong Min (b.1982) is a ceramic artist based in An-Seung, South Korea. He obtained his BA degree in Chung-Ang University Art and Crafts, South Korea, and membership of International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) since 2021.

To express his adoration of mother nature, Lee devotes his mind and time on traditional ceramic methods to develop his own craftsmanship and concepts, sculpting his work into meticulous shapes and minute details by impeccable concentration and perseverance. As a ceramic auteur, his works are collected by many International Museums, including National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art South Korea, MK&G Museum Germany, and Changchun International Ceramic Gallery China.

About Lee Jong Min

1982   Born in South Korea

2012   Art and Crafts, Crafts Major BA, The Chung-Ang University, South Korea

2021   Member, International Academy of Ceramic, Geneva Switzerland

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022   The Flow, Touch Gallery, Hong Kong

2021   4th solo exhibition, PHY gallery, South Korea

2017   “Lee Jong Min” Gallery Godo, South Korea

           “Delicate Carving” Gallery Tong-In, South Korea

2012   “Drawing on the wind” Gallery IS, South Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023  Evolving Boundaries: A Tribute Exhibition to TOUCH's Fifth Anniversary, Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

2022   Galleries Art Fair 2022, South Korea

2021   Museum opening exhibition, Seoul Museum of Craft Art, South Korea

           Chung-Ju Craft Biennale 2021, South Korea

           Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2021, South Korea
           The 10TH China Changchun International Ceramic Symposium, China
2020   “The Power of [Extra] ordinary” Korea Craft Design Foundation, South Korea

2019   Asia Week New York 2019, USA
           International Hokuriku Kogei Summit, Toyama Museum of Art and Design, Japan
           “Because of Ceramics” Art Space Southern Song, Hangzhou, China

2018   Art Miami 2018, USA

           Porzellan Biennale 2018, Meissen, Germany

2017   Collect 2017, 2018, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
           “Value of Refutation” Gallery Sklo, South Korea

           TRESOR 17, Basel, Switzerland

2016   Sofa Chicago 2015, USA

           MK&G Messe 2016, Mk&G Museum Hamburg, Germany

           Mino International Ceramic Biennale 2016, Japan
           Modern Masters 2016, Galerie Handwork, Munich, Germany

2015   Art Geneva 2015, Switzerland

2014   “白(white) - The four whites” Yido Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2013   Grassi Messe 2013, 2014, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany

Selected Awards

2021   Special Prized, Korean International Ceramic Biennale Competition, South Korea

2018   Finalist, U-50 International Hokuriku Kogei Awards, Japan

2017   Best Artist, Craft Trend Fair, South Korea

2016   Special Prized, Mino international ceramic Competition Award, Japan


Selected Collections

2021   Korea Ceramic Foundation, South Korea
2020  Changchun International Ceramic Gallery, China
           Seoul Museum of Craft Art, South Korea
2016   MK&G Museum, Germany

           Barbara Achilles - Stiftung Foundation Hamburg, Germany
           National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea
2015   Hetjens Museum, Germany

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