Lee Ufan, one of the leading figures of the Mono-ha school, a contemporary art movement in the late 1960s, is a minimalist painter, sculptor artist, and academic.

As a painter, Lee contributed to the Korean monochrome movement in the 1950s.
His sculptures are known for presenting natural (stones) and industrial materials (steel plates) as a network of relations based on parity among the viewer, materials, and site.

Lee has held numerous exhibitions worldwide, including at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Château de Versailles, and his works are represented in major museum collections, including MoMA, Guggenheim, Centre Pompidou, and Tate Modern.

The Foundation works to promote and educate works by the artist, as well as to support, sponsor and engage with the next generation of artists and academia.