Taking an interdisciplinary approach to link Chinese cultural heritage with social and environmental research, Lily & Honglei, the immigrant artist collaborative produces cross-platform projects reflecting upon contemporary China in the context of a global age. Their multimedia artworks embrace both traditional art forms and new technologies such as digital animation, Virtual Reality in cyberspace, and Augmented Reality on mobile devices.
Lily & Honglei’s artworks have been presented at numerous national and international venues for contemporary art or new media 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 Jerome Foundation, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Greater New York Arts Development Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts via Creative Capital, New York Foundation for the Arts, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc (Turbulence.org), Queens Arts Fund (QAF) in New York, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning NY commission grant, name a few. Lily & Honglei's multimedia projects are collected by The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, sponsored by The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University. 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, and NYFA Fellowship 2015 in Interdisciplinary Work.
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)
Performing in Second Life, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York. 2009
(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
(above) Solo exhibition Forbidden City in University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery. 2008
(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's Solo Exhibition Prosperity in Artworks Museum City of New Bedford, MA. 2007 (painting & video installation)
Solo Exhibition with painting and mixed-media artworks, Kiel, Germany. 1994
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