Peggy   h.  lee

Human connection is about being of a selfless nature.

Over the years, technological advances have surpassed our expectations, and has left both a positive and negative imprint on our lives. In the past, communication was necessary and vital. Today, slowly our ability to look at the world and issues in our relationships seem adversely affected. We, as a society are more isolated than ever. So, indirectly my paintings reflect the need for more unity, togetherness, and equilibrium. To return to a certain level of personable relationships and to have an understanding of what tradition truly means, is my main message. To reach out and use our naturally given senses to make a difference in humanity is also another idea. Ideally together, I wish that we can all  gradually produce a small change and confront the concerns of today. My works can be seen as a huge cobweb in it's entirety, which ironically mirrors how technology works. It represents our obsession with networking, and the need to return back to morality, respect and a love for humanity. My wish is for the continuation of inspiration by the mutuality in people and for the reliance or comfort in another human being.


​ - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

- Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea


​2016 - Ironic Healing, Lee N Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

​2006 - Love of Love, Lotus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 - East to West, L.A. Artist Colony, Los Angeles, CA


2018 - The Other Art Fair Presented by Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, CA

2017- Beyond the Lines, MiXX Projects, Telluride, CO
-Spectrum Gestalt IV, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
​-It Takes a Village, CA 101 2017, Riviera Village Redondo Beach, CA
-Abstract II, Beyond the Lines Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Gallery

2016 - Creative Edge, Lark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Front & Center CA 101 2016 Art Exhibition, Redondo Beach, CA

2015 - The ​Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA
- First Online Art Competition, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 - The Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA
Saatchi Online Gallery
Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
- 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

2005 - Lotus Gallery Los Angeles, CA

2004 - Kolibri Art Gallery Palos Verdes, CA
- Beck Strand Gallery Palos Verdes, CA
- Bernhardt Furniture Gallery Los Angeles, CA
- Iccan Gallery Manhattan Beach, CA

2003 - Beck Strand Gallery Palos Verdes, CA
- Uffizi Gallery 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
- Korean American Cultural Center NJ

1994, ‘93, ’92 - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA

1992 - Delaware Art Center Gallery Wilmington, DE


2002 - Present – Founder and President of Vincent Art Institute La Habra, CA


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)


2017 - Art International Contemporary Magazine, International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci, the Universal Artist, Florence, Italy
-Art Market Magazine Gold List, Top Contemporary Artists of Today
​-Saatchi Art, Featured in 2017 Collection Inspired by Klimt, Curated by Jessica McQueen
- ArtMaze Magazine, Summer Issue #3
- Featured Artist
- Saatchi Art, New This Week Collection featured artist January 16th and February 13
- Best of the Month Artist January and February,
Curated by Rebecca Wilson
- Saatchi Art, Abstract Expressionism,
Curated by Katherine Henning

2016 - Huffington Post
- Korea Daily News
- The Korea Times
- Saatchi Art, Featured in 2016 Staff Pick Collection

- Saatchi Art, Featured in 2016 Collection Inspired by Gustav Klimt, Curated by Jessica McQueen
- Saatchi Art, Featured in Art For Your Office Lobby Collection, Curated by Evangelyn Delacare
- Saatchi Art, New This Week Collection featured artist,
Curated by Rebecca Wilson :
February 8th, March 14th, May 9th, October 24th

- Saatchi Art, Artist of the Day, April 8th
- Saatchi Art, Artist of the Week, April 4th, Curated by Jessica McQueen

2015 - Freshpaint Magazine, Studio Visit Interview, October 2015
- featured artist
- Freshpaint Magazine Issue #9, London UK and USA

2014 - OC Register News
- Studio Visit Magazine, Juried Publication Vol. 27, 28 Juror Carl Belz, Director Emeritus, The Rose Art Museum

​2013 - Studio Visit Magazine, Juried Publication Vol. 24
Juror Barbara O’Brien (Director of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art)

2008, 2006 - Korea Daily News

2006 - The Korea Times

1993 - Philadelphia Sunday


​2006 - Dr. David A. Bray

2003 - School mural in Richmond Street School

2002 - School mural in Cornerstone Private School
Awards plate design and painting for Annual Parakeet competition in
​San Pedro, CA.

2001 - Awards plate design and painting for National Portuguese Band
Horse Show in Palos Verdes, CA.


- Saatchi Art


- MiXX Projects