Lee Long Looi

Born: 
1942
Place: 
Kedah
Category: 
Nanyang
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1970| Jarvis Art Gallery, New York

1973| Cooper Square Art AGallery, New York

1988| Humewood 11 Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

19901992 | Rosard’s Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

1995-1996 | The Art Gallery, Penang

1997| The Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia; Art Salon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Art Focus, Singapore

1999| The Art Gallery Showroom, Penang | Catalina Art Gallery, Florida | Pamil Fine Arts Gallery, Florida

2000| Art Sublime, The Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2016 | True Love, Pinkguy Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

 

HONOURS/AWARDS

1981 |  1st Prize – Watercolour, W.S.O.A.E. Award, USA

1987 | Best in Show Mixed Media, Fort Lauderale Art Guild, USA

1987 | Best in Mixed Media Discovery, 3 Artists’ Exhibition, Art Post Magazine, Toronto, Canada

1992 | Best in Show – Mixed Media, Chicago Tribune Art Exhibition, USA

1994 First Prize – Mixed Media, South Miami Hospital, Art Exhibition, USA

 

EDUCATION

1964 | Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

1970 | Arts Students League, Foreign Student Program, New York, US

1973 | Pratt Institute Graphics, New York, US (Scholarship)

  • His work contains elements of his Asian heritage, mixed with a strong technique derived from Western teachings . This results in a style which is uniquely his own
  • The emphasis of his work is in themes of peace and harmony. In a sense, his paintings are not merely his creation, but in response to his environment
  • His works are often a result of the fleeting moments when inspiration strikes. Consequently, he always carries a notebook to record his inspirations
  • When not painting, he enjoys poetry and songs, creating sculpture as well as studying eastern philosophy

 

AUCTIONS

2010 Aug | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Remembrance, 1986 | mixed media on paper (36.5cm x 27.5cm), RM 7,700

2011 Jul | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Mother and Child, 1981 | mixed media on paper (37cm x 56cm), RM 6,380

2012 Oct | Henry Butcher Malaysia | Let’s Get Ready, 1980 | Batik and ink on rice paper mounted on canvas (90cm x 59cm), RM39,600

2013 Apr | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | One Good Day, 1980 | ink and batik on paper adhered to canvas (90cm x 60cm), RM 37,400

2013 Nov | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Imagination, 1985 | watercolour on paper (55cm x 75cm), RM 14,300

2015 Mar | The Edge Auction | Some Place, Somewhere, 1983 Acrylic on canvas (91cm x 121cm), RM22,000

2016 March | The Edge Auction | Emptyness, Calmness | Watercolour on paper, 1983 ( 39cm x 29cm), RM 30,800

2016 Apr | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Untitled, 1985 | Oil on canvas (60cm x 49.5cm), RM 11,200

2016 Nov | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Untitled, Undated | Woodcut on paper (22cm x 48cm), RM 2,240