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.
Studies at Saidye Bronfman Center Art School
B.F.A. (major in painting), Ewha Women University, Seoul, South Korea
Edmund Craig Gallery, Texas, United States
Galerie Robert Senneville, Sherbrooke, Canada (duo show) Edmund Craig Gallery, Texas, United States
Art Coree 2004, L'Agora de la Dance, Montreal, Canada Galerie Estampe Plus, Quebec, Canada
State of the Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada Art Coree 2000, Galerie @ 1637, Montreal, Canada
Art Coree 2000, Quebec's Association of Korean Artists, La Cabosse d'or, Otterburn Park, Canada
Plein Sud, Longueuil, Canada Kamena Gallery and Frames, Edmonton, Canada Perspectives '99, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada Asian Heritage Festival, Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montreal, Canada
"Ecrire la femme", Maison des Arts de Laval, Laval, Canada Laboratoire, Montreal, Canada
Complexe Guy Favreau, Montreal, Canada "Tchou'sok Je", Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montreal, Canada Cross-Culture Exhibition, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
"Memoires asiates", Maison de la Culture Cote-des-Neiges, Montreal, Canada
Young Artists Festival, Baksang Gallery, Seoul, South Korea "The wave of appearance", Seoul Gallery, Seoul, South Korea "Feminism", Dori Gallery, Seoul, South Korea "From today to tomorrow", Kwanboon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea