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Bio

David Choong Lee combines elements of graffiti, collage, graphic design, portraiture, and classical realism. He was born in Seoul, Korea in 1966 and moved to the US in 1993 to pursue traditional fine art at the Academy of Art. His first major body of work depicted San Francisco's homeless in the Tenderloin, where he resided while attending school. These gritty, emotive images impressed many, including his teachers, who invited him to join the faculty soon after graduation. He has since been an instructor at the university.

Lee's portraiture evolved to depict the diversity of San Francisco's population, and many of the city's recognizable characters have shown up in breathtaking pieces on his signature wine and cigar boxes. In recent years, Lee has begun to shift focus from the figure to the abstract and geometric. These two styles come together in impressive assemblages that have shown in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Tucson, Canada, and Korea.

Video featuring David Choong Lee

Cosmic Dust 02

Video by Luna Rienne Gallery

Luna Rienne Gallery describes "Cosmic Dust 02" by David Choong Lee.

Cosmic Dust: New Work by David Choong Lee

Video by Martha Traer

Music by Jacob Pritzker

San Francisco artist David Choong Lee presents his first collection of wholly abstract paintings following the assemblage of two two-story masterpieces for the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco.

Luna Rienne Gallery for Grand Hyatt SF

Video by Martha Traer and Colin Day

Music by Jacob Pritzker

An 18-minute documentary about the creation of seven large-scale works for the Grand Hyatt in Union Square San Francisco.

Luna Rienne Collection for the Grand Hyatt SF (trailer)

Video by Martha Traer and Colin Day

Music by Jacob Pritzker

A short trailer about Luna Rienne Gallery's curation of an art collection for the Grand Hyatt SF in Union Square.

Past Shows

Cosmic Dust

Cosmic Dust

September 13, 2014 - October 20, 2014

A solo show featuring new work by David Choong Lee.

Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition

December 14, 2013 - January 20, 2014

A group show exploring geometries, patterns, and their effects on the human eye.