Ho Ryon Lee

Through he’s paintings, Ho Ryon Lee breaks up a moment of reflection, an impalpable moment that always shares the same subject: the woman.

The moving presence, fragmented or not, of the model speaks to us of a resonance where curiosity and imagination intertwine and suggests the idea of female solidarity.

A touch of sensitivity leads to concrete changes, free of problems. In this moment comes the feeling of a desire to share, of a tangible presence as an evidence in our eyes. The sometimes visible or sometimes absent surroundings reveal the impalpable moment present in each of the paintings.

In fact, in the small formats, the female entourage is not represented. Her absence does not appear to us in an empty space (yet it is this emptiness that both separates and connects). The model seems to absorb this space to multiply it through her.

However, in the large formats, the surroundings abound with femininity and ambient curiosity. The immanent perception of the characters is exercised through interspersed, often intertwined temporalities.


  • 2020 Hong-Ik Univ, Seoul, Painting, Ph.D course
  • 2009 Hong-Ik Univ, Seoul, Painting, Master of Fine Art
  • 2006 Hannam Univ, Painting, Bachelor of Fine Art

Solo exhibition

  • 2022 “Nébuleuses Lumières” Galerie PJ, Metz, France
  • 2021 ArtSpace KC, Seongnam, Korea
  • 2018   INDIPRESS gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2014  Galerie Michael Nolte, Münster, Germany
  • 2014  Galerie Simon Nolte, Illes Balears,, Spain
  • 2013  Gallery Rho, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010  Gallery I-MYU projects, London, UK
  • 2009  Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea
  • 2007  Gallery AKA Seoul, Seoul, Korea

Group Shows

  • Chungmunkyu Museum, Ansan, Korea
  • Covillective, Galerie PJ, Metz, France
  • Joeun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • Portrait of Lady, Opera gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • Contemporary art of Korea II, Inyoung gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • Muted Scene, Elas art gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • A forest becomes path, Seoul National University  Alumni Association building, Seoul, Korea
  • SEE, Hongik Museum of Art, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
  • 10 Artists-Gallery30 open invitation group exhibition, gallery30, Seoul, Korea
  • Reality and Illusion, Seokdang Museum of Art, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea
  • Seoul Art Show, COEX, Seoul, Korea
  • 12 X 12 show, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Taste of Korea, Gallery Omer Tiroche, London, UK
  • Small painting with big heart, Gallery Rho, Seoul, Korea
  • Nordart 2014 Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Carlshütte, Germany
  • LOVE ACTUALLY, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
  • Soul of Seoul, Gallerie S.E, Bergen, Norway
  • Summer Show 2011, HADA Contemporary, London, UK
  • Thank you 3rd , JS Gallery, Paju, Korea
  • Mini Ensemble, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea
  • Korea-Interview-Japan, KEPCO plaza Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 13 Young Artists: Above daily Life, Gallery Rho, Seoul, Korea
  • The Soul of Korean Contemporary Art, INSA Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • Trompe-l’oeil in Imagination, CAIS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • Retrospective Paintings 2007, DOOSAN gallery / Noam gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • INTERFACE, DIO Artcenter, Incheon, Korea
  • Brand New-CollectionⅡ, Eugene gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • Real seeng &Real view, INSA Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • cuting edge, Seoul auction center, Seoul, Korea
  • Diversity in Form & Thought, Beijing Art Gallery of Imperial City, Beijing, China
  • Now & Seoul, Soop Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • Young Artist Exhibition, Gangneung Museum, Gangneong, Korea
  • Drawing is…, gallery Da, Seoul, Korea