Known as Lee Xiaojing in Chinese, born in Chunking, China (1945) and raised in Taiwan. He moved to United States after he received his BFA in painting from College of Chinese Culture. Then he got his MA degree majored in Photography and Film from Philadelphia College of Art and worked as an Art Director in New York until the late seventies, at which point he changed to photography as a career. Within one and a half decades, he went through different stages in fashion, people to still life collage. Since 1993, computer technology allowed him to combine his various drawing, photographic and fine art skills in one medium.
Daniel Lee’s work has been shown internationally in solo exhibitions at O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York (1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005), the East Gallery, Taipei (2005), Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2004), CCB Center, Lisbon (1999), the Galerie du Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse (1995), the Fotofo Gallery, Bratislava (1995), both of his “108 Windows” and “Origin” in video installation have been shown in the 2003 Biennale of Venice, and to be chosen as the logo artist by Ars Electronica 2005, Linz, Austria.
Lee has lectured at the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University (2005), Maryland Institute College of Art (1997), Ithaca College, New York (1998); the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (1990); the Beijing Central Art Institute (1986) and the Art School of Shanghai University (1984). Lee lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.