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Lily & Honglei, the new media artists team
from Beijing, currently live and work in Massachusetts. They have
been collaborating and actively presenting their creative projects,
including net-art, video installation and multimedia, since 2005.
Lily Yang is a lecturer in Visual & Media
Arts Department at the Emerson College where she teaches Digital
Media at graduate-level with emphasis on Web-Based Interactivity.
Honglei Li teaches at Massachusetts Cultural
Council Art Program. They both received BFA in painting from the
Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1997. In 2007, Honglei earned
his MFA in painting from UMass Dartmouth, while Lily received
her MFA in Digital Media in UMass Dartmouth in 2008.
Lily & Honglei worked as designers and independent
artists in Beijing several years before moving to the States.
Their paintings and mixed-media works were collected and exhibited
internationally. During the years living in America, they have
dedicated to experimental projects combining traditional artistic
approaches and digital technology in the Internet era. They consider
their work are interpreting ancient eastern folklore and philosophy
with language in contemporary art, creating significant expressions
to achieve cross-cultural communications in a globalized world.
Lily & Honglei's new media solo exhibitions
include, Land of Illusion at Department of Arts, Monash
University in Australia (2008), Land of Illusion at American
Library Association in New York (2008), Forbidden City
at College of Visual and Performing Arts in UMass Dartmouth (2007),
Prosperity at Artworks! Gallery in City of New Bedford
Their video installations and multimedia artwork have been included
in SIGGRAPH 2008 "Slow Art" Gallery, "Circuitry
- experimental new media" at Axiom Gallery in Boston, "ElectroFringe
- festival of electronic arts & culture" in Australia,
University Gallery in UMass Dartmouth, FILE Festival - Annual
Electronic Language International Festival, San Paulo in Brazil,
Video Collection at Rencontres Internationales in France, Yun
Feng Gallery in Beijing, Fachhochshule Kiel in Germany, among