Born in China and raised in Taiwan. Lives and works in New York.
1972 Master of Arts, Philadelphia University of Art, Philadelphia, USA
1968 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan

Recent Selected Solo Exhibitions in the last years:
Looking Glass, Retrospective of Daniel Lee, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; NEXT, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; Metamorphosis, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China; Circus, In-Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan; Trace to the Origin: Daniel Lee Retrospective at Luoca Art Center, Xiamen, China; Animal Instinct / Photographs of Daniel Lee, San Antonio Museum of Art, USA; Circus, Tangram Art Center, Shanghai, China; Then, Now & Next, Tangram Art Center, Shanghai, China; Dreams, O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA; Harvest, Gallery Now, Seoul, South Korea.

Nato in Cina e cresciuto a Taiwan. Vive e lavora a New York.
1972 Master of Arts, Philadelphia University of Art, Philadelphia, Stati Uniti d’America
1968 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan

Recent Selected Solo Exhibitions in the last years:
Looking Glass, Retrospective of Daniel Lee, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; NEXT, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; Metamorphosis, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China; Circus, In-Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan; Trace to the Origin: Daniel Lee Retrospective at Luoca Art Center, Xiamen, China; Animal Instinct/Photographs of Daniel Lee, San Antonio Museum of Art, USA; Circus, Tangram Art Center, Shanghai, China; Then, Now & Next, Tangram Art Center, Shanghai, China; Dreams, O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA; Harvest, Gallery Now, Seoul, South Korea.

Public Collections: The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Taipei Fine Art Museum and the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, France; the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, U.S.; the Landes Museum, Linz, Austria; the National Museum of Art in Taiwan; The Wellcome Trust Museum, London, UK; Shanghai Art Museum, China; Museo Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporanea, Spain, Busan Museum of Art, Korea, Sweden Museum of Natural History, dOcumenta, Germany, White Rabbit Collection, Australia and Wellcome Collection Museum, London.

Prasenza nelle collezioni pubbliche:
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Taipei Fine Art Museum and the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, France; the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, U.S.; the Landes Museum, Linz, Austria; the National Museum of Art in Taiwan; The Wellcome Trust Museum, London, UK; Shanghai Art Museum, China; Museo Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporanea, Spain, Busan Museum of Art, Korea, Sweden Museum of Natural History, dOcumenta, Germany, White Rabbit Collection, Australia and Wellcome Collection Museum, London.

ORIGIN, 1999-2003
Origin was a series of manipulated photo images and animation created in 1999. It describes the human evolution based on my own imagination. I suggest that there were ten stages in human evolution, from the fish form (as Coelacanth) and then transformed to the reptile, monkey and human…
My motivation came from the up coming millennium. The new millennium (year of 00) reminds me the grand beginning of everything. My concept started a few mouths after the New York Times Magazine gave me the opportunity to create a self-portrait which applied to a special technology issue in 1997. I made a sequence of four portraits which shown our past as the monkeys and our future in perspective. To push it further, I supposed that all of the mammals, the reptiles and even the fishes were all related to us originally.

ORIGIN, 1999-2003
Origin è una serie di immagini fotografiche manipolate e animazioni create nel 1999. Descrive l’evoluzione umana basata sulla mia immaginazione. Suggerisco che ci sono stati dieci stadi nell’evoluzione umana, dalla forma del pesce (come Celacanto) e poi trasformati in rettile, scimmia e umano …
La mia motivazione è venuta dal nuovo millennio. Il nuovo millennio (anno 00) mi ricorda il grande inizio di tutto. Il mio concetto ha iniziato a parlare dopo che il New York Times Magazine mi ha dato l’opportunità di creare un autoritratto che si applicava a uno speciale problema tecnologico nel 1997. Ho realizzato una sequenza di quattro ritratti che mostravano il nostro passato come le scimmie e il nostro futuro in prospettiva. Per spingerlo oltre, supponevo che tutti i mammiferi, i rettili e persino i pesci fossero tutti legati a noi in origine.