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BILLY LEE 707 Magnolia Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Tel: 336 255 6789. email: [email protected] www.billyleesculptor.com BORN Uitenhage, S. Africa. Immigrated to England. Resides in U.S.A. UNIVERSITIES 1972-1973 Fellow M.I.T. Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Boston 1969-1972 MA.RCA, Royal College of Art, London 1965-1969 BA. 1st Hons. Birmingham College of Art and Design, England INVITATIONAL LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS The Art Institute of Boston Ryerson Polytechnic, Toronto, Canada Birmingham College of Art and Design, England Royal College of Art, London Cardiff School of Art, Wales Southern California Institution of Architecture, CA Cheltenham College of Art, England Swain School of Art, Massachusetts Corpus Christi State University, Texas University of Utah, Grad. School of Architecture, UT Fanshawe College of Art, Ontario, Canada High Point University, North Carolina Haverford College, Pennsylvania Massachusetts College of Art, Boston East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina Bretton Hall, Leeds University, England University of Cape Town, South Africa Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, S. Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, S. Africa Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing China Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Tianjin ACADEMIC POSITIONS 1984-Present Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1973-1980 University of Michigan PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Associate member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, London Member: Tate Modern, UK The Metropolitan Museum, NY Nasher Museum, NC Member of the International Sculpture Center, Washington DC Advisor to: The Dunaujvaros Fine Art Foundation, Hungary Shanghai Sculpture Park, China Consultant, National Sculpture Magazine of China Juror/Panelist: NC percent for Arts, State Building Program, Umstead Hospital Project NC percent for Arts, Old Revenue Building Project, Raleigh, NC NC Visual Artist Fellowship SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION 2011 Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC 2002 “Ochreous Earth”, Royal Society of British Sculptors, RBS Gallery, London. 1998 MB Modern, New York, NY 1996 “Dos Esculturas” Galeria Zero, Barcelona, Spain 1996 Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC 1992 Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka, Japan 1991 Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 1989 St. John’s Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC 1988 Meridian Museum of Art, Mississippi 1986 Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC 1977 Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1976 Gilman Gallery, Chicago 1969 Ikon Gallery, England 1

SELECTED AND INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 1st China Abstract Sculpture Exhibition. Art Complex in the City of Xian. 2013 Zhu Biren Bronze Art Centre Gallery- 798 Art Complex in Beijing. 2012 2nd Abstract Sculpture Class Exhibition. Guo-Cui-Yuan-Art Centre, Beijing. 2012 Marunouchi Street Gallery, Tokyo (two year outdoor exhibition) 2011 “Blue Symphony” NanDaihe International Sculpture Exhibition, NanDaiHe, Hebei Province,China 2011 “Art In Space” Salwa Zeidan gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2010 Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing 2010 Cairo Biennale, Egypt 2010 Abu Dhabi International Sculpture Symposium, UAE. 17 International artist, each to fabricate a permanent large public outdoor sculpture for the city. 2009 Pekin Fine Art Gallery, Beijing 2009 Lee Hansley Gallery “Then and Now” Raleigh, NC 2008 Olympic Fine Art International Exhibition, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing. 2007 “Little Rabbit” Zhongkun Corporation, 10 international artists, Beijing 2007 International Sculpture Exhibition, Gifu Prefectural Museum, Seki-City, Japan. 2007 Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong 2006 XXIX Olympiad Exhibition, Beijing China. Merit Award 2006 Yueyuanyuan, Shanghai Sculpture Park. China 2006 Newby Hall Sculpture Park, North Yorkshire, England 2005 Toyamura Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan 2005 Sculpture at Goodwood, West Sussex, UK 2005 Chin Pao San, Memorial Rose Garden, Taipei, Taiwan 2004 International Sculpture Symposium, Yuzi-Paradise, Guilin, China 2004 Sculpture at Goodwood, London Gallery 2003 International Exhibition, International Sculpture Center/Grounds for Sculpture.NJ 2003 The 1st Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Awards Exhibition, Guilin, China. 2003 Cementerio Carretas, Putaendo, Chile 2003 Raleigh Outdoor Sculpture Expo, NC, USA 2002 “THINKING BIG” 21st Century British Sculpture, Guggenheim Museum, Venice 2001 Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC 2000 ‘Concepts for New Sculpture’ Goodwood Sculpture.UK 2000 8th International Sculpture Symposium, Guilin,China. One of 15 International sculptors. 2000 Trish Higgins Fine Art Gallery, Wichita, Kansas 1999 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Japan 1999 Pier Walk ‘99, Chicago International Sculpture Exhibition, Navy Pier 1999 Pier Walk ‘99, Maquette Exhibition, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago 1999 ‘Small Is Big II,’ Galleria D’Arte Zero, Barcelona, Spain 1998 Pier Walk ‘98, Navy Pier, Chicago 1997 Pier Walk ‘98, Maquette Exhibition, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago 1997 “Espacio Curado,” Ayuntamiento de Madrid 1996 Maquettes and Small Works, Uitz Gallery, Dunaujvaros, Hungary 1996 The 11th International Steel Symposium, Dunaujvaros Sculpture Park, Hungary. Fabricated sculpture for the permanent collection, celebrating Hungary’s millennium centenary. 1996 Shared Passions, MB Modern, New York, NY 1996 Sacred Matters: Works on Paper, MB Modern, New York, NY 1996 SignosY Sugerencias, Gallery Zero, Barcelona, Spain 1996 MB Modern Preview (3 person), Babcock Gallery, New York, NY 1996 MB Modern Gallery Artist, Babcock Gallery, New York, NY 1995 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale ‘95, “Microcosm in Your Hands,” Hokkaido, Japan 1995 Art is Personal, International traveling exhibition, Centro Civico “La Bolsa,” Bilbao, Gexto, Zarautz, Spain 1994 The 2nd Fujisankei Biennale-Maquette Exhibition, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan 1994 The Garden Matrix, Abington Art Center Sculpture Garden, PA. 1994 Sculpture South ‘94, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC 1993 Southeastern Juried Exhibition ‘93, Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, 2

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Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC The Fujisankei Biennale, International Exhibition for Contemporary Sculpture, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Japan. Received Rodin Prize. 1993 Alabama Biennale 1993, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Purchase prize. 1992 Shaping Sculpture, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC 1992 38th Annual National Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, CA 1992 Galerija Daut Pashin Aman, Skopji Macedonia, Yugoslavia 1991 The 7th Henry Moore Grand Prize International Exhibition, The Hakone/Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Japan. Received The Giacome Manzu Special Prize. 1991 Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago 1990 Evelyn Bengston Gallery, Greensboro, NC 1989 New American Talent ‘89, Austin, Texas 1988 Artist/Architects, Prairie Avenue Gallery, Chicago 1988 Ancient Evocations, Greenhill Gallery, Greensboro, NC 1987 David Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1986 Stillness, Greenhill Gallery, Greensboro, NC 1986 Visual Arts, The Southeast, Atlanta, GA 1985-90 Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC 1978-79 Alice Simmer, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1978 Louis Meisel, New York, NY 1978 Lever House, New York, NY 1975-76 Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1975 All Michigan 2, Michigan 1970 Open-Air Sculpture, Cannon Hill Park, England 1969 Young Contemporaries, Arts Council Tour, Whitworth Gallery. England 1968 Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Gallery, England AWARDS-PRIZE 2013 Received the Excellence Prize, International Horticultural Exposition, Quingdao, China 2010 A certificate and crystal award from his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE for participation in the Abu Dhabi International Sculpture Symposium 2008 Olympics Fine Arts Gold Medallion, 2008 Olympics, Beijing 2008 Visual Artist Fellowship Grant, North Carolina Arts Council 2008 UNCG Kohler Travel 2005 University of North Carolina-Greensboro Faculty Grant 2004 UNCG International Travel Fund Award 2003 OUTSTANDING PRIZE- Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Awards, China 2003 Kohler Fund, International Programs Travel Grant 2002 Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award - Southeastern College Art Conference 2001 North Carolina Arts Council Regional Grant 1999 UNCG Research Excellence Award 1993 The Rodin Prize, The Fujisankei Biennale, International Exhibition, Japan 1991 The Giacomo Manzu Special Prize, The 7th Henry Moore International Exhibition, Japan 1991 “Untitled” was one of the fourteen sculptures featured in the video “The World of Sculpture,” made by the Hakone Open-Air Museum and Fuji Television, sponsored by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK, Japan Satellite. Aired December 18, 1991 in Japan. 1991 “Prize Winners of the 7th Henry Moore International Exhibition,” Interview with artist, aired on national television in Japan, June, 1991. 1988 University of North Carolina Research Council Exhibition Grant 1987 University of North Carolina Research Grant 1985 Horace H. Rackham Research Grant 1974 All Michigan 2, purchase prize award 1974 National Sculpture Award, sponsored by Pilkington Glass, England 1972 Fellow, M.I.T. 1972 Kennedy Scholar

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PERMANENT COLLECTIONS Quingdao International Horticultural Exposition 2014, Quingdao, China City of Abu Dhabi, UAE. First Public Sculpture in the city of Greensboro, City Court House, NC, USA Intercontinental Hotel, Suzhou, China Zhongkun Corporation, Beijing, China Yueyuanyuan, Shanghai Sculpture Park, Shanghai Goodwood Sculpture, UK Chin Pao San, Memorial Rose Garden, Taipei Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi Parque Esculturico, Putaendo, Chile Yuzi Paradise Sculpture Park, Guilin, China The Fujisankei Biennale 1993, The Hakone/Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Japan Dunaujvaros Sculpture Park, 11th International Steel Symposium, Hungary The 7th Henry Moore, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Japan University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina Flint Museum of Art, Michigan National Bank of Detroit Horace H. Rackham, Michigan Halstead Industries, North Carolina Alcoa Aluminum, Detroit BIBLIOGRAPHY  2011 China National Sculpture Magazine October 2011. Whole issue devoted to my Teaching in Beijing  2011 China National Sculpture Magazine, May,no2, page 86 to 89  2011 USAirways Magazine 7.2011, page 86  2008 ‘UNCG Professor’s Sculpture to be shown at Olympics’ Greensboro News and Record,17/07/08http://www.news-record.com  2008 ‘UNCG Art Professor to Exhibit Sculpture at Olympics,’Fox8News,17/07/08,  WFMY News 2. Interview on 5pm news. 17th July 2008, Olympic Sculpture  Ming Pao Weekly, issue 1927, page 56/57. Hong Kong  Chinese Contemporary Art News, 2005/08. Vol.7. page 63  World Sculpture News, Spring 2003. vol. 9 number 2, p. 42  Sculpture, September 1998. vol. 17, no. 7, p. 70. NY Review  Sculpture, March 1997. vol. 16, no. 3, p. 14.  Dunaujvaros Hirlap, “The 11th International Steel Symposium.” Hungary, October 25, 1996. p. 4-5; October 9,1996, p.5.  Hungarian Nations, “Steel Symposium,” Hungary, October 21,1996.  The Sankei Shin Bun Newspaper, “Fujisankei Biennale.” Tokyo, July 18,1993. p.12.  The Sankei Shin Bun Newspaper, “The 7th Henry Moore International Exhibition.” Tokyo, August 26, 1991, p.6.  Untitled sculpture was one of the fourteen sculptures featured in the video “The World of Sculpture,” made by the Hakone Open-Air Museum and Fujisankei Television, sponsored by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK, Japan Satellite. Aired December 18, 1991 in Japan.  “Prize Winners of the 7th Henry Moore International Exhibition,” Interview with the artist aired on national television in Japan, June, 1991. CATALOGUES 2012 “Untitled” 1991 has also been included in a book “Against the Sky”published by the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan. Edited by Akaaka Art Publishing Inc. 2011 “Blue Symphony”, NanDaiHe International Sculpture Exhibition, China 2010 Beijing International Art Biennale 2010 Cairo Biennale 2009 Shanghai Sculpture Park, China 2008 Collection of Olympics Fine Arts 2008, August 2008(5 volumes) Volume 5-Sculpture and Prints, pages 84/242. 4

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“Little Rabbit” Luo Ying’s poetry anthology Cass Sculpture Foundation,UK Chin Pao Shan, Memorial Rose Garden, Taipei, Taiwan Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan ‘Thinking Big Exhibition’ Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice Italy ‘Ocherous Earth’ Royal Society of British Sculptors Gallery, London International Sculpture Symposium, Yuzi Paradise, Guilin, China Pier Walk, The Chicago International Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, USA Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan Pier Walk’98, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA International Art Collective, Gallery Zero, Barcelona, Spain Shared Passion’, MB Modern gallery, NY, USA The 2nd Fujisankei Biennale, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan Sculpture South’94, Centennial Celebration Exhibition, South Carolina State Museum, USA Fujisankei International Sculpture Exhibition for Contemporary Sculpture, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA The 7th Henry Moore International Sculpture Exhibition, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan

PUBLISHED  Published essay, Abstract Sculpture in The National Chinese Sculpture Magazine, 2011 October issue. Pg 35 -35 

2010 Presented a paper “the influence of technical progress to the development of sculptural forms” at the 16th China Sculpture Forum in Beijing Paper will also be published in December’s issue of National Sculpture Magazine of China



2010 Published article “Abu Dhabi International Sculpture Symposium” in a bi-yearly Middle Eastern magazine: Contemporary Practices, Visual Arts from the Middle East

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