Lee Chin-fai, Danny

Hong Kong

Introduction

Danny Lee's sculpture sources from the spirit of Chinese ink art and the "Landscape Series", surrounds the dualistic propositions between nature and the city. The series reveals Lee's humanistic concerns by possessing the humbleness and introspectivity of Eastern aesthetics, while retaining a faint playfulness, making Lee's artistic language distinctive.
 
In his hands, the medium of sculpture has reached a realm of free and openness; unleashing infinite possibilities by blending with the surrounding environment and ultimately opening up to an artistic dialogue.
 
Lee's sculptures could be seen as a contemporary and three-dimensional interpretation of the Ink Art aesthetics, through which combines the East with the West; the contemporary with the traditional, and ultimately crystallizes different value systems into a coherent embodiment.

 

BIOGRAPHY

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 

  • Nature and Beyond, Leo Gallery, Shanghai, China

2013 

  • Karma: Landscape Sculpture by Danny Lee Chin-fai, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

2011 

  • Landscape Reinterpreted: An Exhibition by Danny Lee Chin-fai, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2008 

  • Sculpture by Danny Lee, Lee’s Workshop, Hong Kong

2006 

  • City.Landscape, Karma: Sculpture by Danny Lee-Chin Fai, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

2005 

  • Moving Scenery: Exhibition by Danny Lee Chin-fai, Korkos Gallery, Hong Kong

2004 

  • Life & Art: Exhibition by Danny Lee Chin-fai, MCV Asia, Hong Kong

1999 

  • Art & Life: Exhibition by Danny Lee Chin-fai, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • Uniquely Hong Kong – A Celebration of hong Kong Art, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2018 

  • Highlight artist in INSIGHT: A New Vision for Unban Public Art: 2018 Shenzhen Pingshan International Sculpture Exhibition, Shenzhen, China

2014 

  • Heaven, Earth and Man: A Hong Kong Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2013-14 

  • Rediscovery-2013 Animamix Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

2012 

  • Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial, Hong Kong Central Library , Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2011 

  • Vision of Nature: Lost & Found in Asian Contemporary Art, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2010 

  • ECHO: Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Legacy and Creations:Ink Art vs Ink Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2008 

  • Inheritance: 35th Anniversary Exhibition of Hong Kong Visual Arts Society, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

2007 

  • The Contemporary Sculptors Invitational Exhibition, Cheng Du, China

2004 

  • Visual Arts Society 30th Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong

2001,03 

  • Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2000 

  • L’Art de Vivre La Difference, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

1999 

  • Small Scale Sculpture 1999-2000, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
  • Volume & Form: Singapore Sculpture Fair ’99, Singapore

1997 

  • Reunion and Vision: Contemporary Hong Kong Art 1997, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1996 

  • Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS 

2017 

  • Representative of Hong Kong, APEC Vienam 2017, APEC Sculpture Park, Da Nang, Vienam

2008 

  • Received the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation for making outstanding contributions to the development of arts and cultural activities
  • Received Chief Secretary for Administration and President of the Equestrian Committee (Hong Kong) of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Certificate of Appreciation for contributing to the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Events

2000 

  • Second Prize (Sculpture) , Olympic Art and Sport Contest 2000 (Hong Kong), International Olympic Committee

1997 

  • First Prize (Sculpture), New Life, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED CORPORATE COMMISSIONS

Yew Chung Education Foundation, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Marriott Hotel, Shanghai, China

Langham Xintiandi, Shanghai, China

Shanghai ICC, Shanghai, China

IFCR, Shanghai, China

Hong Kong International Airport, Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong   

Elements, Kowloon Station, MTR Corporation, Hong Kong

Nan Cheong Station, MTR Corporation for the Rail Merger, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Jockey Club-Olympics Cauldron for the Hong Kong 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events, Hong Kong

City Art Square, Shatin, Sun Hung Kai Properties Charitable Fund, Leisure and Cultural Services Dept, Hong Kong

Centennial Campus Project, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Art Square Salisbury Garden, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

K-11 Art Mall, New World Development, Hong Kong

Wheelock Properties, Hong Kong

Henderson Land Development, Hong Kong

Swire Properties, Hong Kong

Chinachem Group, Hong Kong

Crown Hotel, Macau

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Macau

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong

MTR Corporation, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Housing Department, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Arts Centre, , Hong Kong

J.P.Morgan, , Hong Kong

Chinachem group, Hong Kong


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2011   Sculpture of Reflections: The Art of Danny Lee Chin-fai, Asia One Books, Hong Kong

2014   Karma: Landscape Sculpture by Danny Lee Chin-fai, Lee’s Workshop, Hong Kong