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Artist / Lee Jong Min 

Lee Jong Min 李宗玟

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.

Biography 

1982 Born in South Korea
2012 Art and Crafts, Crafts Major BA, The Chung-Ang University of 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

2017 “Delicate Carving” Gallery Tong-In, South Korea

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Galleries Art Fair 2022, South Korea

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

2021 Chung-Ju Craft Biennale 2021, South Korea

2021 Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2021, South Korea

2021 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, U.S.A

2019 International Hokuriku Kogei Summit, Toyama Museum of Art and Design, Japan

2019 “Because of Ceramics” Art Space Southern Song Hangzhou, China

2018 Art Miami 2018, U.S.A

2018 Porzellan Biennale 2018, Meissen, Germany

2017 Collect 2017, 2018, Saatchi Gallery London, UK

2017 “Value of Refutation” Gallery Sklo, South Korea

2017 TRESOR 17, Basel, Switzerland

2016 Sofa Chicago 2015, U.S.A

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

2016 Mino International Ceramic Biennale 2016, Japan

2016 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

Art Fairs

2023    Art Central, Hong Kong

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

2020 Seoul Museum of Craft Art, South Korea

2016 The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany

2016 Barbara Achilles - Stiftung Foundation Hamburg, Germany

2016 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea

2015 Hetjens Museum, Germany

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