Ning Lee

Inspired by the Renaissance masters and the seventeenth century Dutch masters; he applies his outstanding realistic skills acquired through years of academic trainings into creating still life paintings of long-lasting beauty.
 

 

Ning Lee

From: Chongqing, a city in Southwest China | Medium: Realist Paintings

Ning was born in Chongqing, a city in Southwest China. He studied at the School of Fine Arts at Southwest Normal University, where he received seven years of professional training with a focus on realistic approach. After obtaining his BFA and MFA from the School of Fine Arts at Southwest Normal University in 1987, he started a teaching career at the Department Oil
Painting at the same school. Ning worked as a visiting artist at various art centers both in the United States and Canada in the early 1990s and finally settled down in New York metro area in 1996.  He has exhibited in China, Canada and United States, received various awards, and has works in corporate and private collections in the US and abroad. Even though he has painted figurative paintings and is accomplished as a landscape painter, Ning has a profound love for painting still life. Guided by a special perspective to light, shadow, color and form, he paints the objects commonly seen in daily life with a contemporary realistic approach that has distinguished his paintings by an element of orderliness, serenity, rationality and harmony, in addition to a slightly surrealistic edge.  Inspired by the Renaissance masters and the seventeenth century Dutch masters; he applies his outstanding realistic skills acquired through years of academic trainings into creating still life paintings of long-lasting beauty.

Awards

 2010   Best in Show, The Fifth Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition
2010   Artst’s Choice, The Fifth Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition
2008   Honorable Mention in Still Life, International 2008 ARC Salon
2008   Finalist in Still Life, International 2008 ARC Salon
2008   Best of Still Life, Third Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition
2007   Finalist in Still Life, International 2007 ARC Salon
2007   Artist’s Choice, “Leading Masters of Realism”, International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition
2002   Finalist in Still Life – National Annual Pastel 100
1997   Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Nebraska, USA
1995   Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., New York City, USA
1992   Banff Center for the Arts, Canada

Collection & Exhibits

2012  Ning Lee’ Landscape Painting Solo Show, Gumenick Gallery,The Cultural Arts Center, VA
2011  6th Annual  International Guild of Realism Exhibition, Sage Creek  Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2011  “Spark” — Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational, Dantang Today Art Museum, Sichuan, China
2010  “Simplicity and Serenity” — Ning Lee’s  Still Life World, Gumenick Gallery, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA
2010   International Guild of Realism Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition,  J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2009   “Masters of Realism”, Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL
2008   “Capturing a Cherished Moment”, Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts Gallery, Dennis, MA
2008   “Along the Shore”, Renjeau Galleries, Natick, MA
2008   Third Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition, Scottsdale Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Saint Clare’s Foundation, NJ, USA
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, NE, USA
Chongqing High-Tech
Zone, China
Suiyuan Art Foundation, Taiwan
Calumet College, York University, Canada Winters
College, York Univ.,Canada

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