Carol LEE Mei Kuen 李美娟
Carol Lee Mei Kuen received a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) with distinction from RMIT University (co-presented with Hong Kong Art School) in 2001, and a Master of Fine Art in 2008 with Outstanding MFA Achievement Award. She was elected a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society in 2001, and was one of founding members of the MIA (Mere Independent Artist Group). Her painting and installation works were selected for the Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition and awarded in the Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition. Her glass works were also selected for the Corning Museum of Glass Review in New York for three years. In 2002, Lee organised the open studio activities and talks titled “Kai Zha” in Chai Wan. In 2004, she opened “Too Art”, a private gallery in the Hong Kong Arts Centre, to promote art and collection culture in Hong Kong. She was the Vice-Convener of the Art Container Project in 2008. Lee has participated in many local and overseas exhibitions, such as those held in German, Ukraine, USA, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia. In 2016, “The Postcard project” was exhibited at the Setouchi Triennale in Sodoshima, Japan. Her works are collected by the Philippe Charriol Foundation, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation of Germany, Lviv Glass Museum in Ukraine, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Arts Centre , M+ Museum and other private collectors.
李美娟於二零零一年以優異成績畢業於香港藝術學院與澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學合辦的藝術文學士學位課程，其後於二零零八年獲藝術碩士學位，並獲頒發碩士傑出成就獎。她在二零零一年獲選為金鑰匙國際榮譽協會（Golden Key International Honour Society）會員，也是純粹獨立藝術家群（Mere Independent Artist Group）創辦委員之一。她的繪畫及裝置作品曾入選香港藝術雙年展及在夏利豪基金藝術比賽獲獎，而其玻璃系列作品，更三年入選美國紐約康寧玻璃美術館年刊。二零零二年，李美娟策劃名為「開閘」的柴灣工業區藝術家開放工作室活動及研討會。二零零四年，她在藝術中心開辦「二樓原作」畫廊，推動本地藝術收藏文化。她在二零零八年參與策劃及籌組藝術貨櫃計劃，為計劃副召集人。李美娟多次在本地及德國、烏克蘭、美國、中國、日本、新加坡、 韓國、馬來西亞、澳洲…等海外舉辦展覽，二零一六瀨戶內國際藝術祭於日本小豆島展出「明信片計劃」。其作品為夏利豪基金會、德國Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation、烏克蘭Lviv玻璃博物館、香港文化博物館、香港藝術中心、M+博物館及私人收藏。
‘Time Painting’ refers to the images formed on paper through the passage of time with the element of light. It involves time and light, the two abstract and intangible elements, as well as the constantly changing variables in the creating process; this kind of direct and simple expression is an experiment with and an extension of painting.
“This is the book” Based on the records in The Pencil of Nature, the works trace the origin and history of photography, attempting to understand and interpret the subtle relationship between ‘time painting’ and photography.
這本書This is the book
《這本書》主要從攝影歷史和起源出發，以文本《The Pencil of Nature》的記錄為依據，去理解和演譯「時間繪畫」與攝影二者之間的微妙關係。
From the Day
Time, light, crayon on paper
140 x 46.5 cm
This is the Book (The Pencil of Nature)
Time, light on paper
15 x 21 x 1.5 cm