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 firstname.lastname@example.org