Lily Honglei - Reflecting China In A Global Age





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Creative Capital 2015 Awardees



Lily & Honglei - new media art of China

Solo painting exhibition in West

Returned Scholar Association

(WRSA), Beijing. 1997


New Ink Painting

exhibition at Shanghai University

99 Creative Center, 2010


'From Jamaica to China - A New

Evolution' at Painting Center New

York, Lily & Honglei with Curator

Bryan McFarlane, 2011

Exhibition Satellites Opening

Zhulong Gallery, TX 2014

Lily & Honglei: lecture at Lowell

Lecture on

WGBH Forum Network

Artist Biography

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to link cultural heritage with social and environmental research, Lily & Honglei, the immigrant artist collaborative produces cross-platform projects reflecting upon contemporary societies in the context of a global age. Their artworks utilize both traditional art forms such as painting and printmaking, and new technologies including digital animation, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality on mobile devices.

Lily & Honglei’s artworks have been presented at numerous national and international venues for contemporary art, including Museum of Art and Design in New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Queens Museum of Art in New York, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Painting Center of New York, Eyebeam Art Technology Center New York, NurtureArt Gallery in New York, Axiom Experimental New Media Art Gallery Boston, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning in New York, Asian American Art Alliance in New York, Dumbo Art Festival in New York, Boston Cyberart Festival, Zero1 Biennial of New Media Art in San Jose CA, Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, University Gallery at University of Massachusetts, Musée Guimet in Paris, Museum of Ara Pacis in Rome, He Xiangning Art Museum in China, TEKS–Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre in Norway, Electronic Visualization & Arts at British Computer Society (EVA) in London, ISEA–Intel Society of Electronic Arts in Istanbul, FILE-Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil, Shanghai University Gallery in China, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery and SIGGRAPH Asia, among many others.

Lily & Honglei's works receive support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts via Creative Capital, New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship, The Jerome Foundation via New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc (, Queens Arts Fund (QAF) in New York, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning NY commission grant, name a few. The awards they received include People's Choice Award of Moving Paper Film Festival at Museum of Art & Design in New York, Creative Capital 2015 Award for Moving Image & Visual Arts, NYFA Fellowship 2015 in Interdisciplinary Work, New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Award in 2018, Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist New Work Grant in 2016 and 2019, among others.


Exhibitions, Screenings, Lectures and Presentations

Lily & Honglei present "Shadow Play" at the 2015 Creative Capital Retreat from Creative Capital on Vimeo.

Video series Fourth Cry of the Monkey exhibited at New York Art Residence Foundation, 2012

Lily & Honglei's lecture at University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2010

Forbidden City Screening at Museum of Art and Design, New York. 2010 (recipient of People's Choice Award)

Lily & Honglei: Queens Museum of Art
The Milky Way Screening at Queens Museum of Art, New York. 2009

Performing in Second Life, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York. 2009

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MIT, center for advanced visual studies (above) Lily & Honglei presenting Chinese Folklore in New Media Art,Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT. 2009

Virtual Art Exhibition in Broadway Gallery NYC. Sponsored by NY Arts Magazine. 2009

Lily & Honglei - new media art of China

Lily & Honglei - new

 media art of China

Lily & Honglei

 - new media art of China

(above) Solo exhibition Forbidden City in University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery. 2008

lily & 

honglei - digital art of China

(above) Lily & Honglei's Forbidden City in SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, LA. 2008 (with music composers David Williams, Nickolas Thibault)

(above) Exhibition at Axiom Center for the New and Experimental Media, Boston. 2007.

Lily & 

Honglei - Digital Art from China

Lily & Honglei's Solo Exhibition Prosperity in Artworks Museum City of New Bedford, MA. 2007 (painting & video installation)

Lily & Honglei - new media art of China

Solo Exhibition with painting and mixed-media artworks, Kiel, Germany. 1994