LILY & HONGLEI
Since 2008
Works in Bayside Hills, New York United States of America

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BIO
Based in New York and Beijng, Lily & Honglei work as an artist collective. Utilizing traditional painting and animation, as well as new media such as virtual reality and augmented reality, Lily & Honglei create ‘visual fables’ intertwining current social issues with cultural heritages.

Lily & Honglei’s artworks have been presented at numerous prestigious international and national venues, including Museum of Art and Design in New York, Queens Museum of Art in New York, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Arad Art Museum in Romania, Musée Guimet in Paris, He Xiangning Art Museum in China, Museum of Ara Pacis in Rome, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Painting Center of New York, Eyebeam Art Technology Center New York, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning in New York, Australian Center of Virtual Art in Sydney, TEKS–Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre in Norway, Electronic Visualization & Arts at British Computer Society in London, ISEA–Intel Society of Electronic Arts in Istanbul, New York Artist Residency Studios Foundation Gallery, Shanghai University Gallery in China, Center for Advanced Visual Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Contemporary Art Foundation Kiev in Ukraine, University Gallery of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Axiom Gallery Boston, NurtureArt Gallery in New York, Devotion Art Space in New York, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery 2008 in CA, SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 in Hong Kong, Budapest Short Film Festival in Hungary, Color Out of Place Festival in UK, Dumbo Art Festival in New York, International Festival of Electronic Art 404 in Argentina, MICROWAVE International New Media Arts Festival 2009 in Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center, FILE-Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil, Zero1 Biennial of New Media Art in San Jose CA, among many others. Their recent project Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China has been included in the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University.

Lily & Honglei both studied fine arts in China and continued their education in art in the States. Lily Xiying Yang received Master of Fine Arts degree in Digital Media from College of Visual and Performing Arts at University of Massachusetts, and taught Digital Media graduate program at Emerson College in Boston. Honglei Li earned his MFA degree in Painting from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he also taught fine arts undergraduate program. Lily & Honglei currently work as independent artists in New York City. Their work is viewable at www.lilyhonglei.com. Lily & Honglei can be reached at chinacyberart@yahoo.com

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EVENT

ARTISTIC STIMULUS PACKAGE 2009


Dates:
Mon Mar 16, 2009 00:00 - Wed Mar 11, 2009

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Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC) & Fourth Arts Block cordially invite you and a guest to an open house…
Let us stimulate you with complimentary wine & food as well as performances of dance, film, music and art on three floors at DMAC. (Why? Because boy do we need it now.)

Monday, March 16, 2009
Doors open at 6:45PM

7:15PM Main Theatre - Cocktails & Performance
I.M.D Project from Yin Yue Dance Company
Get Me Out Of Here
Choreographer: Yin Yue
Dancers: Clare Cook, Christina Noel Reaves, Leah Schrager, Yin Yue
Musicians: Jenna Barvitski, Ben Engel, Seth Lieberman, Travis Stewart
Video: Hunter Herrick

7:45PM Emergence (3rd Floor gallery) - Stimulating buffet and Digital +New Media Exhibit

Featuring works by Mirjana Ciric, Jeremy Newman (USA), Neil Ira Needleman(USA), Jonathan Monaghan( USA), Meg Oakley (Australia), Andre Sier (Portugal), Lee Arnold (USA), Lily & Honglei (China/USA), A. Jacob Galle (USA), Jen-Kuang Chang (USA), Peter Prautzsch (Germany), and Shani Peters (USA).

8:30PM Dance Studio B (4th Floor) - Studio Performance TBA

9:00PM Main Theatre - NYC Downtown Short Film Festival Screening
Word on the $treet Comedy Directed by: Nick Barbieri A young latino drug dealer finds himself way over his head. Partying within the New York City nightlife is pushing him over the edge he owes his ruthless boss money that he does not have and corrupt cops are trying to kill him. Crime in the big apple has never been this funny.

DMAC 62 East 4th Street East Village, NYC USA
RSVP required by Monday March 16, 2009 at Noon.

Stimulation guaranteed.


DISCUSSION

Call For Proposals: Call for new digital works


Thanks! By the way, you've done really interesting work :)

DISCUSSION

Call For Proposals: Call for new digital works


Online Submission to DMAC

Hope to have a chance participating the exciting event!
Followings are two video/new media work links:

http://lilyhonglei.com/landofillusion_movie/

http://lilyhonglei.com/ExperimentalAnimation/

Thanks for your considerations!

Best,
Lily & Honglei

EVENT

"Land of Illusion" Open Space & Monument 08 in Second Life


Dates:
Mon Jan 26, 2009 00:00 - Sun Jan 11, 2009

[B]"Land of Illusion" Open Space[/B]: The virtual installation takes place in [URL=http://slurl.com/secondlife/Regeneration%20Island/71/117/31/?title=Land_of_Illusion_Project] "Land of Illusion"[/URL] in Second Life, which is an open space designed for artist collaboration and creativity. The founders, [URL=http://lilyhonglei.com/contact/]Lily & Honglei[/URL], invite artist, scholar, educator to present artworks, individually or institutionally, deliver lecture or set up discussion forum, especially those regarding "freethinking" tradition, folklore tradition and Chinese society & history, in "Land of Illusion." If you are a Second Life user already, visit the [URL=http://slurl.com/secondlife/Regeneration%20Island/71/117/31/?title=Land_of_Illusion_Project]space[/URL] now. For more information, please go to [URL=http://nyartsnewmedia.wordpress.com/call_for_project/]Participation[/URL] page.

[B]Monument 08[/B]: Lily & Honglei, the new media artist team from Beijing, invites you to experience a unique installation exhibition in Second Life - "Monument 08," a visual meditation upon the past and the new year.
Location: [URL=http://slurl.com/secondlife/Regeneration%20Island/36/210/44/?title=Monument%2008&msg=Painting%20Installation%20by%20Lily%20%26%20Honglei]Monument 08 in "Land of Illusion"[/URL]
Exhibition Dates: Jan.26 (Chinese New Year) - Feb.26, 2009
Opening: 9PM EST or 6PM (SLT) Jan.30, 2009, reception with live dance performance Winter Blossom by Story House group.

[Img]http://lilyhonglei.com/monument08_small1.png[/Img]
[Img]http://lilyhonglei.com/monument08_small2.png[/Img]

Using [URL=http://slurl.com/secondlife/Regeneration%20Island/36/210/44/?title=Monument%2008&msg=Painting%20Installation%20by%20Lily%20%26%20Honglei]link[/URL] provided, audience will find themselves immediately standing inside a giant chariot in ancient Chinese style on the Great Fire Wall; here, it specifically refers to the one driven by Confucius when traveling around China for his political pursuit. From the heaven, Chariots, Cloud Ladders, are falling; under the water, treasure of old-time are sinking ... The moment is frozen, in the past or unknown future, shaped into the monument 08 ...

In the chariot, touching a "teleporter," a device enables transport between locations in Second Life, one will be suggested to go to the underwater city for visiting a virtual installation. It consists of paintings and the relic of Crystal Palace. The virtual landscape of [em]Crystal Palace[/em] mimics the Three Georges Dams area, where heritage sites have become submerged, lost, just like our old paintings, full of memories, legends of yesterday, scattered, and disappeared under the horizon ...

In the States, a new year has come; on lunar calender, the Ox year is falling. What will it imply? We invite you for a visual meditation, to be alert, to access your [URL=http://lilyhonglei.com/landofillusion_movie/][B]inner garden[/B][/URL].


EVENT

"Land of Illusion" Open Space & Monument 08 in Second Life


Dates:
Fri Jan 09, 2009 00:00 - Fri Jan 09, 2009

[B]"Land of Illusion" Open Space[/B]: The virtual installation takes place in [URL=http://slurl.com/secondlife/Regeneration%20Island/71/117/31/?title=Land_of_Illusion_Project] "Land of Illusion"[/URL] in Second Life, which is an open space for artist collaboration and creativity. The founders, [URL=http://lilyhonglei.com/contact/]Lily & Honglei[/URL], invite artist, scholar, educator to present artworks, individually or institutionally, deliver lecture or set up discussion forum, especially those regarding "freethinking" tradition, folklore tradition and Chinese society & history, in "Land of Illusion." If you are a Second Life user already, visit the [URL=http://slurl.com/secondlife/Regeneration%20Island/71/117/31/?title=Land_of_Illusion_Project]space[/URL] now. For more information, please go to [URL=http://nyartsnewmedia.wordpress.com/call_for_project/]Participation[/URL] page.

[B]Monument 08[/B]: Lily & Honglei, the new media artist team from Beijing, invites you to experience a unique installation exhibition in Second Life - "Monument 08," a visual meditation upon the past and the new year.
Location: [URL=http://slurl.com/secondlife/Regeneration%20Island/36/210/44/?title=Monument%2008&msg=Painting%20Installation%20by%20Lily%20%26%20Honglei]Monument 08 in "Land of Illusion"[/URL]
Exhibition Dates: Jan.26 (Chinese New Year) - Feb.26, 2009
Opening: 9PM EST or 6PM (SLT) Jan.30, 2009, reception with live dance performance Winter Blossom by Story House group.

[Img]http://lilyhonglei.com/monument08_small1.png[/Img]
[Img]http://lilyhonglei.com/monument08_small2.png[/Img]

Using [URL=http://slurl.com/secondlife/Regeneration%20Island/36/210/44/?title=Monument%2008&msg=Painting%20Installation%20by%20Lily%20%26%20Honglei]link[/URL] provided, audience will find themselves immediately standing inside a giant chariot in ancient Chinese style on the Great Fire Wall; here, it specifically refers to the one driven by Confucius when traveling around China for his political pursuit. From the heaven, Chariots, Cloud Ladders, are falling; under the water, treasure of old-time are sinking ... The moment is frozen, in the past or unknown future, shaped into the monument 08 ...

In the chariot, touching a "teleporter," a device enables transport between locations in Second Life, one will be suggested to go to the underwater city for visiting a virtual installation. It consists of paintings and the relic of Crystal Palace. The virtual landscape of [em]Crystal Palace[/em] mimics the Three Georges Dams area, where heritage sites have become submerged, lost, just like our old paintings, full of memories, legends of yesterday, scattered, and disappeared under the horizon ...

In the States, a new year has come; on lunar calender, the Ox year is falling. What will it imply? We invite you for a visual meditation, to be alert, to access your [URL=http://lilyhonglei.com/landofillusion_movie/][B]inner garden[/B][/URL].