Artist Biography
       
     
 Re-orientation-2  Mixed Media  70 x 72 cm (9 Pieces)  1998
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root 0718  Mixed Media  120 x 200 cm  2007
       
     
 The Tempered Edge‧Orientation 2010-13  Mixed Media  60 x 60 cm  2010
       
     
 The Tempered Edge‧Orientation 2010-23  Mixed Media  60 x 60 cm  2010
       
     
 The Elegance of Han Dynasty‧Orientation 2012-14  Mixed Media  79 x 116.5 cm  2012
       
     
 The Elegance of Han Dynasty‧Orientation  Mixed Media  80 x 120 cm  2015
       
     
 Rising Wind‧Surging Water 0817  Mixed Media  120 x 120 cm  2008
       
     
 Rising Wind‧Surging Water 0861  Mixed Media  120 x 120 cm  2008
       
     
 Rising Wind‧Surging Water 0855  Mixed Media  120 x 120 cm  2008
       
     
 A Passage to Solitary Darkness 8902  Mixed Media  45 x 80 cm  1989
       
     
 Post-Orientation (1)  Silkscreen  44 x 38 cm  2002
       
     
 Post-Orientation (2)  Silkscreen  40 x 41 cm  2002
       
     
 Post-Orientation (4)  Silkscreen  40 x 40 cm  2002
       
     
 Post-Orientation (5)  Silkscreen  30 x 60 cm  2002
       
     
 Post-Orientation (6)  Silkscreen  50 x 40 cm  2002
       
     
 Post-Orientation (7)  Silkscreen  34 x 56 cm  2002
       
     
 Post-Orientation (8)  Silkscreen  30 x 60 cm  2002
       
     
 Post-Orientation (9)  Silkscreen  34 x 56 cm  2002
       
     
 Post-Orientation (10)  Silkscreen  50 x 40 cm  2002
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (1)  Silkscreen  61 x 61 cm  2005
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (2)  Silkscreen  61 x 61 cm  2005
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (3)  Silkscreen  51 x 80 cm  2005
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (4)  Silkscreen  50 x 79 cm  2005
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (5)  Silkscreen  48 x 79 cm  2005
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (6)  Silkscreen  49 x 79 cm  2005
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (7)  Silkscreen  48 x 80 cm  2005
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (8)  Silkscreen  49 x 79 cm  2005
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (9)  Silkscreen  53 x 79 cm  2005
       
     
 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (10)  Silkscreen  48 x 80 cm  2005
       
     
 Inktalk 2001-1  Ink Colour on Paper  78 x 110 cm  2001
       
     
 Inktalk 2008-15  Ink Colour on Paper  77 x 107.5 cm  2008
       
     
 Inktalk 2009-18  Ink Colour on Paper  80 x 110 cm  2009
       
     
 Inktalk 2014  Ink Colour on Paper  79 x 110 cm  2014
       
     
 Inktalk 2015-1  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2015
       
     
 Inktalk 2015-2  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2015
       
     
 Inktalk 2017-1  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2017
       
     
 Inktalk 2017-2  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2017
       
     
 Inktalk 2006-14  Ink Colour on Paper  58 x 89 cm  2006
       
     
 Inktalk 2017-3  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2017
       
     
Artist Biography
       
     
Artist Biography

Born in 1938 in Kinmen, Taiwan. Lee Shi-Chi attended the Department of Arts at Provincial Taipei Normal College (now National Taipei University of Education) in 1955 and organized the “Modern Graphic Art Association” in 1958. In 1963, he joined the “Ton Fan Group” and later became an important member of the association. In 1959, Lee began to participate in international exhibitions and received numerous international art awards. Thoughout his career, Lee consistently directs his imaginative sensibility toward sociology concerns centered around observations of, and engagements with, everyday life. His varied art forms and style have earned him the title - “Bird of Artistic Variations”.

Lee’s work is mainly composed by two starting points: first is the potential influence of folk and traditional ethnic factors; second is the attractiveness of Western modern art. Lee’s comprehension of China’s vicissitude in historical context has laid a strong foundation for his creativity and his work. The open art atmosphere in Taiwan, where Lee grew up, has given him the opportunity to explore different possibilities in modern art.

From “The Lost Palace” series, “The Lost Qinhuai River” series, to the latter "Moon Worship” series, “The Great Calligraphy” series, “Post-orientation” series, “Ten Aspects of My Artistic Life” series and “Orientation Sprouting form the Root” lacquer painting series; Lee always seeks for the idea of “orientation” and distinctiveness for his diverse art creations, of which he strikes a balance between tradition and modernity.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

“The Fiery Palette of Lee Shi-Chi”, i Fine Art, Hong Kong, China

2017

“Orientation・Quenching・Transcend・Art History of Lee Shi-Chi”, China Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2016

“Orientation・Splender of Flame・A Retrospective Exhibition of Lee Shi-chi at 80”, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan

2014

“Immersed in Art : Lee Shi-Chi’s Creative Horizons”, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taitung Art Museum, Taiwan

2013

“Orientation - The Elegance of Han Dynasty” Solo Exhibition of Lee Shi-Chi, MOT/ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan

2011

“One Piece Room - Solo Exhibition of Lee Shi-Chi”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2010

“Lee Shi-Chi - Rhythmic Orientation and Variation”, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan

2009

“Art Asia Basel”, Basel, Switzerland

2008

“The Emotion of The Lacquer and The Desire of The Ink - Lee Shi-Chi Solo Exhibition”, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan

2006

“70・Orientation・Lee Shi-chi-Modern Art in Taiwan Through the Past 50 Years”, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

2004

“Lee Shi-Chi Solo Exhibition”, Gallery Leda Fletcher, Geneva, Switzerland

2002

“Ten Aspects of My Artistic Life - Transposition, Variation, Lee Shi-Chi Solo Exhibition”, the National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan

1996

“Lee Shi-Chi's Creative Career”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

1992

“Lee Shi-Chi Solo Exhibition”, Kean Gallery, New York, USA

1987

“Lee Shi-Chi Solo Exhibition”, Eagling Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1981

“Lee Shi-Chi Solo Exhibition”, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, China

1980

“Lee Shi-Chi Solo Exhibition”, Dominique Gallery, Manila, Philippines

1978

“Lee Shi-Chi Solo Exhibition”, Sky Gallery, New York, USA

1976

“Lee Shi-Chi Solo Exhibition”, Asian Art Center, Seattle, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

"ABSTRACT / SYMBOL / ORIENTAL-EXHIBITION OF TAIWAN'S MASTERS OF MODERN ART" LIANG Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2012

"YES TAIWAN-Taiwan Biennial 2012, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan

2011

"CHU Wei-Bei, LIAO Hsiu-Ping, Lee Sih-Chi" Joint Exhibition, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

2009

"Viewpoints & Viewing Points-2009 Asian Art Biennale", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan

1998

"1st International Ink Painting Biennial", Shenzhen, China

1997

"Beyond Abstract Joint Exhibition", Forging One Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1995

"10th Asian International Art Exhibition", National Museum of Art, Singapore

1994

"Exhibition of Modern Painting from Taipei", National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

1993

"News from Taipei-ROC Contemporary Art", Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan

1992

7th Asian International Art Exhibition", Bandung, Indonesia

1991

"35th Anniversary Exhibition of Tong Fang and Wu Yue", Shi Dai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan "Beijing-Taipei Grand Exhibition of Contemporary Art", Beijing, China

1989

4th Asian International Art Exhibition", Seoul, South Korea

1988

"3rd Asian International Art Exhibition", Fukuoka, Japan

1982

"Exhibition of Modern Chinese Painting", Seoul Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea

1975

"Exhibition of Modern Chinese Painting", Hong Kong, China

1969

"Asian Print Exhibition", Pratt Institute, New York, USA

 Re-orientation-2  Mixed Media  70 x 72 cm (9 Pieces)  1998
       
     

Re-orientation-2

Mixed Media

70 x 72 cm (9 Pieces)

1998

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root 0718  Mixed Media  120 x 200 cm  2007
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root 0718

Mixed Media

120 x 200 cm

2007

 The Tempered Edge‧Orientation 2010-13  Mixed Media  60 x 60 cm  2010
       
     

The Tempered Edge‧Orientation 2010-13

Mixed Media

60 x 60 cm

2010

 The Tempered Edge‧Orientation 2010-23  Mixed Media  60 x 60 cm  2010
       
     

The Tempered Edge‧Orientation 2010-23

Mixed Media

60 x 60 cm

2010

 The Elegance of Han Dynasty‧Orientation 2012-14  Mixed Media  79 x 116.5 cm  2012
       
     

The Elegance of Han Dynasty‧Orientation 2012-14

Mixed Media

79 x 116.5 cm

2012

 The Elegance of Han Dynasty‧Orientation  Mixed Media  80 x 120 cm  2015
       
     

The Elegance of Han Dynasty‧Orientation

Mixed Media

80 x 120 cm

2015

 Rising Wind‧Surging Water 0817  Mixed Media  120 x 120 cm  2008
       
     

Rising Wind‧Surging Water 0817

Mixed Media

120 x 120 cm

2008

 Rising Wind‧Surging Water 0861  Mixed Media  120 x 120 cm  2008
       
     

Rising Wind‧Surging Water 0861

Mixed Media

120 x 120 cm

2008

 Rising Wind‧Surging Water 0855  Mixed Media  120 x 120 cm  2008
       
     

Rising Wind‧Surging Water 0855

Mixed Media

120 x 120 cm

2008

 A Passage to Solitary Darkness 8902  Mixed Media  45 x 80 cm  1989
       
     

A Passage to Solitary Darkness 8902

Mixed Media

45 x 80 cm

1989

 Post-Orientation (1)  Silkscreen  44 x 38 cm  2002
       
     

Post-Orientation (1)

Silkscreen

44 x 38 cm

2002

 Post-Orientation (2)  Silkscreen  40 x 41 cm  2002
       
     

Post-Orientation (2)

Silkscreen

40 x 41 cm

2002

 Post-Orientation (4)  Silkscreen  40 x 40 cm  2002
       
     

Post-Orientation (4)

Silkscreen

40 x 40 cm

2002

 Post-Orientation (5)  Silkscreen  30 x 60 cm  2002
       
     

Post-Orientation (5)

Silkscreen

30 x 60 cm

2002

 Post-Orientation (6)  Silkscreen  50 x 40 cm  2002
       
     

Post-Orientation (6)

Silkscreen

50 x 40 cm

2002

 Post-Orientation (7)  Silkscreen  34 x 56 cm  2002
       
     

Post-Orientation (7)

Silkscreen

34 x 56 cm

2002

 Post-Orientation (8)  Silkscreen  30 x 60 cm  2002
       
     

Post-Orientation (8)

Silkscreen

30 x 60 cm

2002

 Post-Orientation (9)  Silkscreen  34 x 56 cm  2002
       
     

Post-Orientation (9)

Silkscreen

34 x 56 cm

2002

 Post-Orientation (10)  Silkscreen  50 x 40 cm  2002
       
     

Post-Orientation (10)

Silkscreen

50 x 40 cm

2002

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (1)  Silkscreen  61 x 61 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (1)

Silkscreen

61 x 61 cm

2005

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (2)  Silkscreen  61 x 61 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (2)

Silkscreen

61 x 61 cm

2005

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (3)  Silkscreen  51 x 80 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (3)

Silkscreen

51 x 80 cm

2005

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (4)  Silkscreen  50 x 79 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (4)

Silkscreen

50 x 79 cm

2005

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (5)  Silkscreen  48 x 79 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (5)

Silkscreen

48 x 79 cm

2005

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (6)  Silkscreen  49 x 79 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (6)

Silkscreen

49 x 79 cm

2005

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (7)  Silkscreen  48 x 80 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (7)

Silkscreen

48 x 80 cm

2005

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (8)  Silkscreen  49 x 79 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (8)

Silkscreen

49 x 79 cm

2005

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (9)  Silkscreen  53 x 79 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (9)

Silkscreen

53 x 79 cm

2005

 Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (10)  Silkscreen  48 x 80 cm  2005
       
     

Orientation‧Sprouting from the Root (10)

Silkscreen

48 x 80 cm

2005

 Inktalk 2001-1  Ink Colour on Paper  78 x 110 cm  2001
       
     

Inktalk 2001-1

Ink Colour on Paper

78 x 110 cm

2001

 Inktalk 2008-15  Ink Colour on Paper  77 x 107.5 cm  2008
       
     

Inktalk 2008-15

Ink Colour on Paper

77 x 107.5 cm

2008

 Inktalk 2009-18  Ink Colour on Paper  80 x 110 cm  2009
       
     

Inktalk 2009-18

Ink Colour on Paper

80 x 110 cm

2009

 Inktalk 2014  Ink Colour on Paper  79 x 110 cm  2014
       
     

Inktalk 2014

Ink Colour on Paper

79 x 110 cm

2014

 Inktalk 2015-1  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2015
       
     

Inktalk 2015-1

Ink Colour on Paper

32 x 48 cm

2015

 Inktalk 2015-2  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2015
       
     

Inktalk 2015-2

Ink Colour on Paper

32 x 48 cm

2015

 Inktalk 2017-1  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2017
       
     

Inktalk 2017-1

Ink Colour on Paper

32 x 48 cm

2017

 Inktalk 2017-2  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2017
       
     

Inktalk 2017-2

Ink Colour on Paper

32 x 48 cm

2017

 Inktalk 2006-14  Ink Colour on Paper  58 x 89 cm  2006
       
     

Inktalk 2006-14

Ink Colour on Paper

58 x 89 cm

2006

 Inktalk 2017-3  Ink Colour on Paper  32 x 48 cm  2017
       
     

Inktalk 2017-3

Ink Colour on Paper

32 x 48 cm

2017