Born 1957 in Taiwan's Kaohsiung City, LEE Ming-tse lived and worked in Taipei in the 1980s before moving back home in the early 1990s. Lee gained first gained recognition with his 1996 exhibition “The Front & Rear Ends of Formosa”, hosted by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. In the same year, he was also invited to show his works at the second edition of Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane as well as the Taipei Biennial, themed "The Quest for Identity". In 1997, LEE participated in "Taiwan: Facing Faces" at the National Pavilion of Taiwan in the 47th Venice Biennale. In 2009, LEE launched "I Love Taiwan and Love Southern Taiwan More", his solo exhibition at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Mind Set Art Center presented his work at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2018, displayed under the title "The Play of a Taiwan Ranger". To a certain extent, LEE's art is a unique concoction of his thoughts on everyday life, visual inspiration of temple decorations, structured narrative inspired by novels, elements in comic books, Wuxia literature and mythology. He has managed to bridge art and folklore and create his own unique aesthetics with local flavor and global perspective.