Myoung Ho Lee has worked on the ‘Art-Act Project’ for many years creating several series. These series awaken the essence of art by re-presenting a part of nature. The ‘Tree Series’ presents the complete figure of the tree as a metaphor of ‘re-presence’ by installing a white canvas in the back of the tree, . The ‘Mirage Series’ produces an oasis or sea-like mirage far-off in the desert as a metaphor of “re-produce” by installing a white canvas on the surface of the desert. As the title “Art-Act Project” implies, Myoung Ho Lee values the work accumulated during the process as a trace of his actions rather than valuing just the final piece of the work.
His works have been collected by many museums such as Jean-Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, USA), Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Kiyosato, Japan), National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia), Fotografie Museum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Bibliotheque Nationale de France (Paris, France), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Salta (Salta, Argentina), National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea (Seoul, Korea), Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea), Daegu Art Museum (Daegu, Korea), and so on.
Myoung Ho Lee earned his B.F.A and M.F.A from the Department of Photography at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. He is a professor of the Photography Department at Kyung-Il University in Daegu, Korea.