Lei Han is an artist, educator and designer. Her work, often inspired by nature and everyday life, explores notions of perception, memory, transience and time. Fascinated by the influences of eastern philosophy in western art, especially in modern and contemporary art, her recent work aims for creating the cohesion between spirituality and creativity, as well as making new connections between the artist, viewer and object/subject. Lei’s current work in experimental video, animation, interactive art and installation, has been exhibited at galleries, museums, and film festivals nationally and internationally. Including Shenzhen & Hongkong Bi-City Biennial, Greece Biennale; Krannert Art Museum, ┬áThe Arts Center, St. Petersburg, CYFEST, CURRENTS, FILE, {Re}HAPPENING, Asheville Fine Arts Theater, Asheville Art Museum,┬áthe North Carolina Visions program and other venues.

Lei received her BA from Shenzhen University in China and her MFA from Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tennessee. She is currently Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she previously served as Chair of the Department for eight years.

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