Bing Lee

Bing Lee (b. 1948 in Guangzhou, China) grew up in Hong Kong and moved to New York in 1979. Lee came to the United States on a scholarship studying fine arts at Columbus College of Art and Design in 1973. After receiving his B.F.A degree in 1977, Lee continued his graduate studies at Syracuse University on scholarship and a full teaching assistantship. Since Lee initiated the ongoing project “Pictodiary” in 1983, he has been committed to working on his daily iconographic journal. The comprehensive visual vocabulary developed in the “Pictodiary” becomes a significant portrayal of his work, which relays his personal myths and social concerns. Lee’s works have been exhibited in art festivals, galleries and museums internationally. As a multimedia artist, Lee transforms excerpts from the “Pictodiary” to paintings on canvas, engravings on wood, graphite on paper, dye on latex, etched glass, mosaics, ceramics, as well as site-specific murals. His works have been exhibited in art festivals, galleries and museums internationally. Lee’s most recent work is a mural entitled ‘Animal Farm’ at Taikwun Hong Kong, and an upcoming project is a mural at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) in Ohio, USA. He is a recipient of several awards and honors, including the Fulbright Foundation Fellowship (2003); New York State Council on the Arts Fellowship (1994); Gregory Millard Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts (1993); National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1991); Best Experimental Film, Hong Kong Independent Film Festival (1979); and Ford Foundation Fellowship (1978). Since he established the Bing Lee Studio in 1990, Lee has been commissioned to design and install site-specific public art projects at various locations including the former Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee, Kowloon Tong Station, and Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong, Canal Street Subway Station in New York and different schools in the city. His works are also included in the Oxford University Press, the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art. Lee co-founded both Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network and the Epoxy Art Group in New York and the Visual Arts Society in Hong Kong.
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