“LOVE LIFE ALWAYS RIOPIA”

Rio Jee is a visual artist living and working in Seoul.

He creates the image of utopia he imagines in concise and improvised visual language.

The world of his works, which began with the habit of scribbling something in an empty space in a book or notebook when he was young, has expanded to large canvas, street walls and various objects.

He usually starts work without a specific plan, and mainly uses simplified visual images such as symbols, icons and words to freely express thoughts or feelings that come to mind while working. Because he thinks this approach such as a child’s scribbling is one of the most honest ways to express his feelings.

In addition to drawing and painting work, he shows his world of work in various ways, including performance, collaboration, and class.

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SOLO EXHIBITION
- 2021.10.  RIOPIA BEGINS​​​​​​​ @HANA Gallery, Suwon
- 2021.09.  LOVE LIFE ALWAYS RIOPIA​​​​​​​ @Galerie Le Bocal, Toulouse, France
- 2021.03.  The Flower is The Flower @Blue One Gallery, Seoul
- 2020.07.  VIVA LA VIDA @STAR FIVE GALLERY & STAR FIVE CAFE, Incheon
- 2019.09.  Doodle, Scribble & Things @MOODLAB, Seoul
- 2018.10.  A Story Written in The Code of Happiness  @SAMO GALLERY, Icheon
- 2017.02.  RIOJEE : RIOPIA @BAROGREAM GALLERY, Seoul
- 2016.07.  D-CUBE CITY Mini Gallery Special Exhibition @HYUNDAI Department Store D-CUBE CITY, Seoul
- 2016.03.  Hello Rio - The Ugly Junction, Exhibition Vol.6 @UglyJuction, Seoul
- 2015.09.  RIOJEE Archive @BAROGREAM GALLERY, Seoul
- 2015.08.  RIOJEE Doodle Note @Alpha Gallery 2, Seoul
- 2015.04.  IMAGINE @YouthZone Daebang, Seoul

GROUP EXHIBITION
- 2021.11.  작은 그림전 @Gallery Belle Vie, Seoul
- 2021.09.  SECOND HAND'S @HOSU, Seoul
- 2021.06.  MALONG197 Art Market @MALONG197, Seoul
- 2021.04.  Momen Art Project : First View @Seoul
- 2021.03.  SEOUL × TOKYO Exhibition Vol.1 #with CORONA-COVID19- in OSAKA @Korean Cultural Center Osaka
- 2020.12.  NEW WAVE @Gallery ARTRIE, Seoul
- 2020.10.  SEOUL x TOKYO Exhibition Vol.1 #with CORONA-COVID19- @Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan, Korean Cultural Center Gallery, Tokyo
- 2019.12.  RED LIGHT : LUV Contemporary art + aef.x collabo @KOLAMP, Seoul
- 2019.11.  BARELY LEGAL @9AND BUNKER, Seoul
- 2016.11.  Oh! My Complex @Gallery Poomda (Seoul NPO Center), Seoul
- 2016.11.  Drawing Group ‘1921SAI’ @Coffee Conhas, Seoul
- 2016.05.  Rising Youth (Hosted Rep. Kim Kwang-jin) @The National Assembly Hall, Seoul
- 2016.03.  You Are Not Alone in This Universe @Euljiro Atelier(愛), Seoul
- 2015.08.  Stars of midsummer : Art Story Festival Exhibition @Seoul Art Space Seogyo, Seoul
- 2015.03.  Instagram Drawing Exhibition @Mungcle Gallery, Jinju
- 2014.08.  Art Story Festival 1st Exhibition Story @Gallery Sunsoo, Seoul

ART FAIR
- 2021.12.  Ulsan International Art Fair @UECO, Ulsan
- 2021.11.  Bank Art Fair @Inter Continental Seoul Coex, Seoul
- 2021.07.  URBAN BREAK 2021 @COEX, Seoul

PROJECT - Collaboration
- 2021.10.  S'LOW X RIOJEE @S'LOW
- 2021.07.  박기웅's Culture Live x MALONG197 Art Market @Naver Shopping Live & MALONG197
- 2021.06.  Art Speaker by print bakery @Soeul Auction
- 2021.05.  Ananti Cove with KARTMAR
- 2021.05.  JERRYBAG with RIOJEE by FLEAAUCTION @JERRYBAG & FleaAuction
- 2021.03.  Flea Auction [ART & LOVE] @Flea Auction
- 2020.12.  Dream of Dogs 2021 Calendar @Dream of Dogs
- 2020.10.  Eulji Darak x RIOJEE : ALWAYS RIOPIA @Eulji Darak /Eulji Dabang - KOLON
- 2020.07.  "내가 말하고 있잖아" Book cover @Minumsa
- 2020.05.  SNEAKER BAR x RIOJEE with KARTMAR @Lotte Department Store (Gangnam, Pyeongchon)
- 2020.04.  COVID19 ART DONATION @Directed by. LUV Contemporary Art
- 2020.03.  Community House ‘&stable Daechi’ Art wall Project (Seoul Social Housing  REITS x NSPACE) @&stable Daechi
- 2020.02.  Sunjin Logistics Art wall Project - aef.x collabo @SUNJIN LOGISTICS
- 2019.08.  MINERVA SCHOOL SEOUL Art Wall @MINERVA SCHOOL SEOUL(City Campus)
- 2019.06.  Seoungsu-dong Map Project with PDPB, Part of Design & Artwork
- 2018.10.  Magazine of Seoul Culture Tank <비축생활> Vol.5 Cover Artwork - Seoul
- 2018.09.  Seoul Housing Lab Art Wall
- 2018.07.  SocialStitch Rooms’ Art Wall @Social Stitch ‘ART WALL PROJECT’
- 2018.04.  WANNAONE, Triple Position Album (Cover - Graffiti Part) x Photographer ‘GON’
- 2016.03.  Cheoro [연애] EP (Album Cover Artwork)
- 2014.10.  Doc Whisper 1st LP (Album Cover Artwork)
- 2014.09.  Link 6 Project 2nd Project (Album Cover Artwork)
- 2014.01.  Gan Vogh 1st Album “A Letter Of Soul” (Album Cover Artwork)
- 2013.03.  Link 6 Project 1st Project (Album Cover Artwork)

PROJECT - Performance
- 2020.02.  A drawing diary that records everyday life as a scribble - One day Class Art Day @Content Korea Lab Busan
- 2019.12.  Create Christmas Cards with Artist RIOJEE @Lotte Department Store Pyeongchon
- 2019.11.  ARTIST RIOJEE One-day Gallery “ADD SOMETHING SPECIAL TO YOU” @Lotte Department Store Incheon Terminal
- 2019.10.  The Art Class with Visual Artist RIOJEE @Incheon Gong Hang Middle School
- 2019.05.  JAZZ PICNIC - Live Painting Performance @Buam7
- 2019.04.  Drawing Busking Project - Live Painting Performance with artist YOYOJIN @Hongdae Street
- 2019.04.  예술로봄 - Live Painting Performance @Ewha 52nd Avenue(이화쉼터)
- 2018.12.  Create Christmas Cards with Artist RIOJEE  @Lotte Department Store Pyeongchon
- 2018.12.  Drawing Busking Project ‘RIOCODE-BAROGREAM’ @MOODLAB (Seongsu-dong)
- 2018.10.  Drawing Busking Project ‘RIOCODE-BAROGREAM’ @Gyeongui line Forest (Yeonnam-dong)
- 2018.09.  It’s Your Day :  Discovery of Taste, BAROGREAM Mini Exhibition & Event @HYUNDAI Department Store D-CUBE CITY
- 2017.10. - 2018.04.  RIOPIA Diary - Travel Drawing Diary (177 Days, 19 Cities of 16 Countries)
- 2017.09.  Show Your Color : Civic-participating Arts Space (Planning and Progress) @Gunpo Life Long Learning Festival
- 2017.07.  케미가 좋다 : Art Wall Project @Gunpo Middle School
- 2017.06.  Sell RIOPIA : Personal Project
- 2016.11.  Graffiti Special Class of The Art School in The School ‘Feel So Good’ @Icheon Yangjeong Girls’ High School
- 2015.12.  Easy Drawing : C-Plant ART One-day Class
- 2015.06.  Drawing Performance Team “UNFRAME” 2nd Guerrilla Drawing Performance @Seoul Plaza

ETC
- 2019.05.  ‘NAVER GRAFOLIO’ 2019 Creative Support Project WINNER of  ‘ART’ SECTION
- 2015.07.  8th AFIA “NEW ERA + RIOJEE COLLABORATION”
- 2014.09.  AFIA : Artist Fair In Apgujeong (2014.09-2014.12)
- 2013.09.  Monthly Magazine ZAKO vol.16 SPECIAL ILLUSTRATION 13 - Interview
- 2013.05.  An Environmental Magazine ‘Green Mind Vol.10’ (‘Foot Drawing ’ Project) - Interview
- 2013.04.  ‘Space Noah’ Space Experiment - Part of Exhibition Support and Planing (2013.03-2013.12)
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