Zeyi Li is from China. His major is photography in BFA. He received Bachelor of Fine Arts from Beijing University of Technology in 2014.

Now he is a second year MFA Graduate in Printmedia Department at SAIC.

Personal Statement

I construct emotional and poetic narratives. I create symbolic characters and objects that are both personal and absurd. I engage in handmade processes such as drawing, animation, and printmaking, combining them all to into a detailed space.

My work moves between the physical and the emotional, and expresses feelings of repression, despair, ecstasy, indignation, and the conflict between impulse and suppression.

My characters are childlike and imperfect—
a robot builds an airship looking for a new place to live
a rubber chicken who can only express himself by screeching

Fragment.         Impermanence.         Psychological.


Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.