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. In 2002 he was invited to participate in ‘Thinking Big: 21st Century British Sculpture’ at the Guggenheim in Venice’, the Beijing Art Biennale and also Cairo Biennale. He was one of five international sculptors to attend the ’11th International Steel Sculptors Symposium’ in Hungary. His large-scale outdoor work is now part of the Dunaferr Art Foundation’s permanent collection in the city of Dunaujvaros. 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, Goodwood Sculpture, UK, The Memorial Rose Garden, Chin Pao San, Taipei, Taiwan, Dunaujvaros Sculpture Park, Hungary, Cementerio Carretas, Putaendo Sculpture Park, Chile, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Quingdao Horticultural Expo, China, Shanghai Sculpture Park 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, the Outstanding Prize at the 1st Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Exhibition, China andmost recently the Merit Prize in the Quingdao Horticulatural Expo 2014, China.
Recently, he has been lecturing, writing, consulting and working in China creating large outdoor sculptures. In addition, he continues to exhibit in the USA, UK, Europe and the Far East. Lee currently resides in the United States and is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
At a solo exhibition, MB Modern in New York…
“The syntax the sculpture employs may still be essentially Minimalist, but Lee has infused it with a subtle, anthropomorphic presence”
---Trevor Richardson, Sculpture, Vol.17., No7