Billy Lee

707 Magnolia Street
Greensboro, NC US

Phone: 336-255-6789


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Profile Type: artist, commissioner

  • Experiential and Interactive
  • Light Art
  • Public Works
  • Sculpture
  • Art Consulting

Billy Lee was born of Chinese and Dutch parentage in Uitenhage, South Africa. As a child, his parents immigrated to England, where he later received his BFA, 1st class honours, from Birmingham College of Art and Design, and his MFA at the Royal College of Art, London (RCA). Upon graduation from the RCA, he received the prestigious award of Kennedy Scholar, to attend the Centre for Advanced Visual Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was later named a Fellow. He remains the only artist ever to receive the award of Kennedy Scholar. Thanks to his considerable and growing international reputation, Lee is consistently invited to exhibit and place works throughout the world. In 1991, he received the Giacomo Manzu Special Prize at the ‘7th Henry Moore International Sculpture Exhibition’ in Japan. At the Fujisankei Biennale in 1993, he was awarded the Rodin Prize for his work exhibited in the Hakone/Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan. Lee was invited to participate in ‘Thinking Big: 21st Century British Sculpture’ at the Guggenheim in Venice’, the Beijing Art Biennale in 2008 and 2010 and also Cairo Biennale. He was one of five international sculptors to attend the ’11th International Steel Sculptors Symposium’ in Hungary. His sculptures are represented in public collections across the globe, including Yuzi Paradise Sculpture Park, Guilin, China, The Hakone/Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan, Changsha, China, Qingdao, China, Goodwood Sculpture, UK, The Memorial Rose Garden, Shanghai Sculpture Park, Chin Pao San, Taipei, Taiwan, Dunaujvaros Sculpture Park, Hungary, Cementerio Carretas, Putaendo Sculpture Park, Chile, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Bozhou Sculpture Park, Anhui Province,Wuhai, Wuhottot Inner Mongolia, Wuhu Sculpture Park, Anhui Province, Lan Wan Art Park, Qingdao, Shandong and many others in the United States. Lee is a recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including the Research Excellence Award at UNCG, Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award from the Southeastern College Art Conference, NC Visual Artists Fellowship, NC Arts Council Regional Hub Grant and most recently the Outstanding Prize at the 1st Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Exhibition, China, and the Merit Prize at the International Horticultural Exposition, Qingdao. 2015 Excellence Prize, The 5th Lui Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition, Anhui Province

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