Daniel Lee


Self-Portrait 1997

Because technology changes the way we live and the way we create, it also changes the way we look. My image, therefore, is an evolutionary self-portrait -- a look at the distant past and into the far-off future.

My eyes shrink as electricity eradicates the need to see in the dark. My brain and forehead enlarge as information expands my mind. And my features blend as communication brings cultures closer and closer together -- Asian, Caucasian and on. Only the ears remain the same size, because we'll never stop needing to listen.

- Daniel Lee


  • 2019
    “Return to the Sea” at Taitung Art Museum, Taitung, Taiwan
  • 2016
    “Looking Glass/Daniel Lee Retrospective” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014
    “Daniel Lee/Metamorphing” at OCT Art Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2009
    “Then, Now & Next” at Tangram Art Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2008
    “Daniel Lee 1993-2007 Retrospective” at National Central University, Taiwan, Taiwan
  • 2008
    “Daniel Lee 1993-2007 Retrospective” at Tsing Hua University, Beijing, China


  • 1996
    “Myth and Magic” at California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California, USA