About Claire

Claire Lee is a poet and visual artist working in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, poetry and mixed media. She lives and works in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

Her works draw on subjects dealing with psychological struggles and personal strength, and she offers in her poems and artworks a vision of a world of contrasts. The drawings, paintings and photographs explore how our souls might express a spiritual strength and purity in times of pain.

Since her first exhibition in Hong Kong in 2009, Lee has held various solo exhibitions in galleries and art spaces throughout the city, including the Fringe Club, New Gallery on Old Bailey and Mur Nomade. Her works have also been featured in museum exhibitions in Japan and the United States.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 The Awakening, Charbon Art Space, Hong Kong
2016 Under Pressure, Art Central, Hong Kong
2015 Under Pressure, Mur Nomade, HK
2013 Tofu & Violence, PubArt Gallery, HK
2012 Sacrifice, New Gallery on Old Bailey, HK
Sacrifice, Cattle Depot Artist Village, HK
2011 Calm Before the Storm, Fringe Club, Central, HK
2009 Weight of a Feather, The Studio, Central, HK
2008 Muse, Temple Bar, Central, HK

JOINT EXHIBITIONS
2014 Painting in the World: Reflections on Politics, Violence and Reconciliation, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Arizona, United States (shortlisted)
2014 mission [SPACExART] - beyond Cosmologies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Chan Wing Nga & Claire Lee, Mur Nomade, Hong Kong
2014 AHAF, Hong Kong
2012 Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Hong Kong
2009 ’Apart from Apart’, Central Plaza HK, Sino Group ‘Art in Hong Kong’
2009 ’Bag for Better’, Charity fund raising exhibition for Chi Heng Foundation, YY9 Gallery

POETRY READING PERFORMANCES
25th Hong Kong Book Fair ‘Cultural July’ Programme, Mur Nomade, Hong Kong
Art @ Lunch: John Cage @ 100: Musicircus, Asian Premiere, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Unmeasured Music in association with Pro Helvetia present: A Swiss <-> Asia Exchange, Input / Output (I/O), Hong Kong
Monday Writer Forum, presented by Kubrick Poetry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Haven Books Publishing Live Performance of Poetry and Jazz, Box Thai HK, Hong Kong
Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival, The Fringe Theatre, Hong Kong