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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 in Massachusetts(2006).

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 others.

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