Arthur Kwon Lee

All Everything
All Everything

Arthur Kwon Lee is a Korean American visual artist best known for capturing archetypal imagery through a combination of historical figures and cultural mythologies across the globe. He debuted his first solo at The Corcoran Gallery of Art at twenty years of age and continues his meteoric rise as the Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation’s youngest resident artist ever. Lee has been awarded by George Washington University, the Overseas National Institute, the Korean Artist Association and the Corcoran Gallery of Art – all in his early twenties. Last year, Arthur Kwon was awarded as the DMV’s Asian American Artist of 2018 by President Baek of the Korean Society of Maryland for his contributions towards the community through visual means. Lee’s influences go across the board from his relationship to the Jung Society of Washington, social and financial investment into the local church community and a lifelong commitment in martial arts. Arthur Kwon is obsessed with capturing the duality in human nature, his paintings often stack themes that appear contradictory at first glance but when looked upon in depth breathe an honest attempt to animate the deepest convictions of our collective unconscious.