Me in the Mirror, 2018
Oil on linen, 30.5 x 20.5 cm
"I placed a sketching easel by the window and put a piece of mirror on it. Staring into the mirror, I saw a lightly grey-haired woman: not quite happy looking, almost cynical, with a slight frown. I brought a small canvas and put it on my lap. Staring into the mirror, I found a strange woman staring back at me. I started to paint her and she painted me."
Miseon Lee (BA, MA in Fine Art) lives and works in Dublin. She has successfully held various solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, the UK and South Korea. She has been shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize at the NGI in 2015, and the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in 2013 and 2016. Her works have also been shortlisted for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year in 2013 and the Davy Portrait Awards in 2010. She was awarded James Adam’s Salesroom Award and The Keating/McLaughlin Award for Outstanding Artwork at the RHA in 2010 and 2012 respectively.