Li Yao, currently based in Chicago, is a VR/XR artist, a designer, and an organizer for new media art events. Li’s work addresses how our perceptions of reality are shaped, both by the architecture we inhabit, as well as the interfaces we connect to. Li’s recent on-going project, Perfect Melon, in collaboration with Jas Brooks and Gabby Luu, is a VR installation and performance that incarnates a fictional corporation. The purchase of a company-produced soft drink initiates membership into a consumer community cultivated and entirely mediated by the corporation. Li has exhibited in various venues including Altered Festival, The Wrong Biennale, Ars Electronica, and Mykono Multimedia Festival. He received his MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018, and his BFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2016.

Search work by categories: 
Digital Art & Animation  Generative Art Installations Graphic Design Sculptures Video


Bathroom Study (2022)
3d environmental study of a bathroom that gave me much nerve.
Sort by: Digital Art & Animation

Tea House Study (2022)
3d environmental study of control and servitude facilitated in Japanese tea house layout.
Sort by: Digital Art & Animation

Water Flows Through My Closet (2021 - 2022)
Ai-generative image and text. This project explore what Ai had learnt about bathroom experience.
Sort by: Generative Art

Perfect Melon ( On-going ):
VR multisensorial performance.
Keywords: Digital Art & Animation, Installations

Commiserate Chicago ( 2019 - 2020 ) :
New media art festival
 Sort by:  Graphic Design

Bunker ( 2016 - 2018 ) :
VR installation. Conceived during the escalating tension of China-US diplomacy, this project seeks to reflect the curse of our time.
Sort by: Digital Art & AnimationInstallations

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?
( 2016 )
Time-based installation on familial obligation
Sort by: Installations, Sculptures

Red Oil Wontons ( 2015 ) :
Serial glitch prints and installation on food and lingual translationNow broadcasted daily on @dailywontons 
Sort by: Generative ArtInstallations

Warden/ Prisoner ( 2015 ) :
Video installation and architectural study on toilets
Sort by:  VideoInstallations, Sculptures

Digital Collages series ( 2015 ):
Digital collages made on iPhone
Sort by:  Graphic Design

Search work by categories:
Digital Art & Animation  | Generative Art  | Installations  | Graphic Design  | Sculptures  | Video

© 2016-2022 All rights reserved