Peggy Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and has lived in the United States for a long period of time. Having been educated with a bachelors of fine arts from Korea, she studied art in the United States as well. Since the beginning of her stay in America, she has been educating art to students for over 15 years while managing an art career for herself. She has a strong work ethic and keeps busy as a full-time artist. Her level of creativity is outstanding and her stamina to continuously produce works is endless. She has received numerous awards from art exhibitions or competitions, and at the same time educates her students. Peggy’s work has influenced both Korean and American culture. Her work continues to be inspired by mutuality in people, technology and networking, and also by making connections through people daily.
Human connection is about being of a selfless nature. Outside forces, such as technological advances, media or some of the demands of society, affects or compromises what we truly intend on feeling when we attempt communication. To me, communication should be raw and straight from the heart with the right intent. Many times we are disillusioned by the constant imagery that is pounded into us day by day or may not have the courage to say what we truly mean. This in turn, affects what we do, how we behave, and how we speak to one another. That is why my paintings reflect the need for more unity, togetherness, and equilibrium. The numerous amount of species in the universe are mysteriously interconnected some way and some how. In order to live harmoniously and with understanding, we must grow awareness and educate others about the dangers of being too involved with distraction or negativity so we can become more close-knit as a community, as a society, and eventually the world.
2015 - First Online Art Competition, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2014 - The Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA 2014 – Saatchi Online Gallery 2014 – Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2014 – Made in California, City of Brea Gallery Brea, CA 2013 – South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles, CA 2012 – The Unheard Voices, Park View Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2010 – The Path Untold, Wooyeon Gallery Daejeon, Korea 2008-2013 – KAASC, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, CA 2006 – Lotus Gallery (Solo Exhibition) Los Angeles, CA 2005 – Lotus Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2004 – Kolibri Art Gallery Palos Verdes, CA 2004 - Beck Strand Gallery Palos Verdes, CA 2004 - Bernhardt Furniture Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2004 - Iccan Gallery Manhattan Beach, CA 2003 – Beck Strand Gallery Palos Verdes, CA 2003 - Uffizi Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2003 - L.A. Artist Colony (Solo Exhibition) Los Angeles, CA 2002 – PV Art Center Palos Verdes, CA 1996 – Gallery IPKO New York, NY 1995 – Gallery Korea New York, NY 1994 – Jain Marunouch Gallery New York, NY 1994 - Korean American Cultural Center NJ 1994, ‘93, ’92 – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA 1992- Delaware Art Center Gallery Wilmington, DE
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate Philadelphia, PA - Hong Ik University, BFA Seoul, Korea
2015 - LA Artcore First Online Art Competition Finalist 2014 - The Beverly Hills Art Show, 2nd Place (Painting) 2003 – PV Art Center All Media, Juried Exhibition, Circle Award (Best in Show) Juror Joe Smoke (Director of the L.A. Cultural Department)