Lily Honglei art



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Lily Honglei creative capital award

Creative Capital 2015 Awardees

Painting Center New

York. Lily & Honglei with curator

Bryan McFarlane, 2011

New Ink Painting

exhibition, Shanghai University


Lily & Honglei: lecture at Lowell

Lecture on

WGBH Forum Network

Artist Biography

Focusing primarily on traditional mediums such as painting and drawing, the artist collaborative Lily & Honglei expands their creativity with innovative approaches integrating new imaging technologies including digital animation, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality on mobile devices. Characterized by the unique convergence of western and non-western visual traditions, pop culture and classicism, dreams and realities, they produce ambitious work inspired by current global culture.

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, 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, Shanghai University Gallery in China, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery and SIGGRAPH Asia, name a few.

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 at Museum of Art & Design in New York, Creative Capital 2015 Award for Moving Image & Visual Arts, New York Foundation of Arts Fellowship 2015, New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Award in 2018 and 2020, Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist New Work Grant in 2016 and 2019, among others. Lily & Honglei's artworks have been collected by many private collectors in the States and abroad as wells as by institutions such as Cornell University Library, City Hall of New Bedford, MA.


Exhibitions, Lectures and Presentations

Lily & Honglei's presentation at Creative Capital, NY

Solo exhibition Shadow Play at Wilfrid Museum of Asian Arts & Studies

Lily & Honglei's lecture at University of Massachusetts Lowell

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

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

Lily & Honglei - new media art of China
(above) Solo exhibition Forbidden City in University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery.

Lily & 

Honglei - Digital Art from China
Lily & Honglei's Solo Exhibition Prosperity in Artworks Museum City of New Bedford, MA. (painting & video installation)

Lily & Honglei - new media art of China

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