Daniel Lee


Dreams 2008

I enjoy dreaming because I have a freedom not found in waking moments to become what I want to be and to do what I want to do.

This project was inspired by 10 short stories about dreams by a Japanese well-known writer, Natsume Souseki in 1908.

My project Dreams, includes ten 37.5 x 49.5 inches individual pieces, which combine to capture a moment outside of my waking life.

The production of this series gave me a chance to be uninhibited and unstructured in a manner that I never really had with other projects, which at times seemed similar to the freedom found in the state of sleep.

- Daniel Lee


  • 2020
    “Dreams/Daniel Lee” at Da Xin Art Museum, Tainan, Taiwan
  • 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
  • 2014
    “Trans-Presence” at Art Center of Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2009
    “Then, Now & Next” at Tangram Art Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2009
    “Dreams” at O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
  • 2008
    “Dreams” at Pata Gallery Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • 2008
    “Daniel Lee” at Gallery Now, Seoul, South Korea


  • 2010
    “Contemporary Artworks by Taiwan-American Artists” at AIT, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010
    “A Form of Memories” at Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • 2008
    “X=Secret” at Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2007
    “X-Generation” at Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains, France