was born in Daejon, Korea in 1975 and currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea.
Mr. Lee photographs solitary trees framed against white canvas backdrops in the middle of natural landscapes. To install the large canvases, which span approximately 60 by 45 feet, the artist enlists a production crew and heavy cranes. Minor components of the canvas support system, such as ropes or bars, are later removed from the photograph through minimal digital retouching, creating the illusion that the backdrop is floating behind the tree.
Myoung Ho Lee is the recipient of the Communications Design Red Dot Award in 2013, Korea’s Photography Critics Award in 2006 and the first Young Photographer’s Award from the Photo Artist’s Society of Korea in 2005, a grant from the Culture and Art Fund from the Arts Council of Korea in 2007. His work has been collected by Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea; Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi, Korea; Hermes Collection, Paris, France; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Salta, Argentina; Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson, San Juan, Argentina; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; National Library of France, Paris, France; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Gyeonggi, Korea; Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia; Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea and Statoil Art Collection, Stavanger, Norway.
Yossi Milo Gallery has presented two exhibitions of the artist’s Tree series, featuring images taken in Korea and Mongolia over the past 15 years. Please visit the gallery’s website for more information.