Two Tigers
122x203cm, Oil on Jute

Birth of New Species,
Digital Ed. 8, 2010 60cm x 60cm

Development 1(New Species), Digital Print, 24in x 36in, 2010

Light Hibiscus, 2009
oil on jute,
(120cm x 120cm)

Big Man Toys I, 2009,
oil on jute,
(90cm x 120cm)

Babyele, 2009
oil on canvas,
(120cm x 145cm)

Mirror Image, 2009
oil on jute,
(90cm x 150cm)
ZAC LEE      (b.1968   Malaysia)

Lee's fluid strokes study sublime behaviors and relationships, presenting 'trace evidence' of primal instincts and interactions. Objects and forms are metaphors for individuals and community, and often involve inquiry into contemporary and extra-territorial applications of traditional folklore and national iconography.

Lee was trained in Chinese calligraphy and traditional painting genres, and enjoys experimentation. He has incorporated elements of painting, silk screening and digital imaging. After his important residency at Three Shadows Art Center, Beijing (where he was the first Malaysian), he begins to incorporate conventional photographic techniques into current works.

He continues to work with realism, abstraction, language and illustration to present psychological puzzles and make elegant social commentary. He works with numerous media including, photography, oil/canvas, brush painting and silk screen.




Major Exhibitions

2011   Truth & Dare, Solo SGFA
Truth & Fiction Are Not Strangers
, Tribes Gallery/SGFA , NYC
2010   New Species C - 4, KL Pac Performing Arts Centre , Sentul, Kuala Lumpur and SGFA.
2009   What Goes Up, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Malaysia
2006   Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, USA
2005   Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Selangor
I Think I Sketch, Elle Six Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Asian Art Festival, Sejong Art Center, South Korea
Seoul International Art Festival, Seoul City Art Centre
Malaysia Open 2005, National Art Gallery
2002   The Evocation of Nature - Solo, The Gallery, Starhill, KL
2000   Safe For Water.Water For Life, WWF, Islamic Art Museum, KL
Philip Morris Malaysia, National Art Gallery
1999   Art Bazaar, Bank Negara, Kuala Lumpur
The Way We Are, Kuala Lumpur
Aspirasi 2000, Langkawi
Philip Morris Malaysia, National Art Gallery

Major Awards & Residencies

2010   Three Shadows, (Caochangdi), Beijing, China
2005   Freeman Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, USA

Special Projects

2011   Peace Project : Collaborative Exploration and continuing project with NY Artist Brookie Maxwell, organized through US Embassy, Malaysia and SGFA.
Tel +603 7960 4740