Lindy Lee

Lindy Lee (b.1954, Brisbane) is an established artist based in northern New South Wales. Her practice explores her Chinese roots through the philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism – philosophies, which emphasise humanity’s close and intimate relationship to nature.

In 2020/21, MCA Australia mounted an extensive survey exhibition of her work. Lindy Lee was awarded the AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) Award for Excellence in Civic Landscape (2020) and won the best public art award for the Property Developers Council for Australia (2022). Her works are in public spaces throughout Australia, USA, China, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Lindy Lee was a founding member and former president of the Asian Australian Artists Association, former Deputy Chair of the Visual Arts and Craft Board of the Australia Council and has been Artist Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.


1960 Born in Brisbane, Australia
1975 Diploma of Education (Art, Secondary School), Kelvin Grove College of Advance Education, Brisbane, Australia
1984 Post Graduate Diploma (Painting) and BA (Visual Arts), Sydney College of the Arts, Australia
2001 PhD (Art Theory), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2022 “Moon in a Dewdrop”, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
“Flowing Everywhere and Always”, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia
“A World of Dew, and within every Dewdrop, a World of Struggle”, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2021-22 “Moon in a Dewdrop – traveling show”, Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW; Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW; Artspace Mackay, QLD; Devonport Regional, TAS; John Curtin, WA; National Gallery of Australia, VIC, Australia
2021 “Love Letters Between the Rain and the Fire”, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, Australia
2020 “Moon in a Dewdrop”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2019 “Exploding Suns”, Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore
2018 “Kalpa Fires”, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“Lindy Lee”, Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore
2017 ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Sullivan+Strumpf, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
“The Seamless Tomb”, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia
2015 “The Tyranny and Liberation of Distance”, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2014 “Lindy Lee: The Dark of Absolute Freedom”, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia
“Fire Stones”, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2013 “Universal Record of the Flame”, 10 Chancery Lane, Hong Kong
2012 “One Billion Worlds”, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Mystical Realism: A Record of Things Experienced”, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2011 “The Secret World of the Shadow”, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2022-23 “wHole”, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Australia
2022 “No Point in Time”, Vermilion Gallery, Walsh Bay, Australia
“Slow Churn”, Somerset Regional Gallery, Australia
“Our Journeys”, Our Stories, Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2021 ”Presence of Mind”, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney, Australia
“Terra Australis Revisited”, Gallerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria
“Diaspora Pavillion 2”, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
2019 “Art Basel”, Hong Kong
2018 ART021, Sullivan+Strumpf, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
“The 1818 Project”, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
“The Waves”, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia
TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
“Infinite Conversations: Asian-Australia Artistic Exchange”, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
”Divided Worlds: Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art”, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australia
“Art Basel”, Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
“Chaos & Order”, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Group Show 2018, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia
2017 Group Show 2017, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia
2013 “Made in China”, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, New South Wales, Australia
2012 “Marking Time”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
“Chinese Australia”, Australia China Art Foundation, Melbourne, Australia
“Return to Sender”, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia
“Made in Australia”, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Australia
“Another”, Deloitte Foundation, Sydney, Australia
2024 “Ouroboros”, an iconic sculpture celebrating the National Gallery of Australia’s 40th anniversary 2023 Untitled, DBAR residential, Coolangatta, Australia
2023 “Tower of Ten Billion Stars”, edition 3, San Diego, USA
“Being Swallowed by the Milky Way, Queen’s Wharf, Brisbane, Australia
2022 “One Bright Pearl”, edition 2, Gladstone Gardens, Woollhara, Australia
“One Bright Pearl”, edition 1, The King’s Daughters Children’s Mental Health Hospital, Virginia, USA
“The Life of Stars”, edition 4, Private commission, New York, USA
“Open as the Sky”, edition 2, Private commission, New York, USA
“The Spheres”, Brisbane Festival Art Barge, Brisbane, Australia
“Eye of Infinity”, Peak Tram, Hong Kong
“One Bright Pearl: The Great Dream Fulfilled”, Shanghai Expo Cultural Park, Shanghai, China
2021 “Rolling in, Rolling out”, Museum of Mobile Machines, Changchun Vanke Changtuo, Shanghai, China
“Navigating the Stars”, edition 3, Vanke Fashion Center, Beijing, China
2020 “Secret World of a Starlight Ember”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
“Between Matter and Spirit”, 447 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
“Navigating the Stars”, edition 2, Times China Tianjing, Chengdu, China
2019 “Heaven and Earth”, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Xi’an, China
“Tower of Ten Billion Stars”, edition 2, 1900 N Street, Washington DC, USA
“Tower of Ten Billion Stars”, edition 1, Balmain, Sydney, Australia
“Seeds of Birth and Death and The Ripples of 1,000 Elemental Affirmations”, 100 Pacific Highway, Sydney, Australia 2019 Vault of Heaven and Seeds of Cosmos, 60 Martin Place, Sydney, Australia
“Moonlight Deities”, 480 Queen Street, Brisbane, Australia
2018 “The Life of Stars”, edition 3, Riyhad, Saudi Arabia
“The Tenderness of Rain”, edition 2, Guangzhou Times China Headquarters, Zhengzhou, China
“Dragon’s Tail Comet”, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia
“Tower of Ten Billion Stars”, Haitang Bay Crowne Plaza, Sanya, China
“Fire Over Fire and The Marriage of Fire and Metal”, The Middle House, Shanghai, China
“The Life of Stars”, edition 2, The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
2017 “Navigating the Stars and Seeds of Cosmos”, World Financial Center, Qingdao, China
“The Tenderness of Rain”, Province Midtown Cultural Centre, Zhengzhou, China
2016 “Rippling Night”, Huafa City Hub, Wuhan, China
2015 “The Life of Stars”, Tingshin W Square, Shanghai, China
“Garden of Cloud and Stone”, Chinatown, Sydney, Australia
“Springs”, Tishman Speyer, Shanghai, China
2014 “Garden of Fire and Water”, Avoca Gardens, Australia
2011 “Flame from the Dragon’s Pearl”, IFC Residence, Shanghai, China

Allen, Allen & Hemsley Collection ANZ, Australia
Art Collection Artbank, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide, Australia
Art Gallery of WA, Perth, Australia
Benalla Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
BHP Billiton, Australia
BP Collection, Australia
Geelong Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Hallmark Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
ICI Collection, Melbourne, Australia
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Australia
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia
The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Wesfarmers, Perth, Australia
Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW, Australia

2022 The Property Council of Australia, Best Public Art Project
2018 Melbourne Art Foundation, Visual Art Award
Melbourne Art Fair ST. ALi Artist Award
2012-14 Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship, Australia Council for the Arts
2009 China Art Projects, Beijing, China
2005 Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

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