I am a visual artist who currently based in Birmingham, the United Kingdom. I explore the relationship between music and visuals, playing with space and sound, doing some experimental expanded animations.

My art works have been exhibited throughout the Europe and Asia, including London, New York, Italy, France, Croatia, Bangkok, China Hongkong.



Showreel 2020 / https://vimeo.com/user73500373










Achievement /







Animation Screens



London Short Film Festival Official Selection 2020
Supertoon Film Festival Official Selection 2020
Short Film Breaks Official Selection 2020
Bellingham Music Film Festival USA 2019
Overlap show&Tell/ Flatpack Film Festival 2019
Italy Reset Music Festival 2019
Birmingham Digifest 2019
New York Lift-Off Film Festival Online Selection 2019
Overlap Show&Tell November 2019
Hongkong City Hall 2019
Jonathan Day’s ‘The Spirit Library’ album Launch Gig/
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre Oswestry UK 2019
Italy Reset Music Festival 2019
Birmingham Fim Festival 2019
South London Shorts 2018




SoundingEye Collective


Dreamerfly, and other stories
8mins 360-degree immersive installation/ 45mins live performance

The Thirteen way of Looking Art Exhibition (the Herbert Art Gallery & Muesum 2020)

Minister of Loneliness
Live performance 15mins/ expanded media/

Biennale International Design Saint-Etienne France 2019
Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art 2019
Overlap show&Tell/ Flatpack Film Festival 2019
Experimental and Expanded Animation Conference UCA 2019
PGVIM International Symposium Bangkok 2019
Birmingham Royal Conservatoire 2019
Birmingham City University Parkside Building 2018
Strength & Sensitivity: Chicago (Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, USA)





Review



Thirteen Ways Of Looking 2 October – 13 December 2020 Thirteen Artists and Curators show why one perspective is never enough.
https://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1533/thirteen_ways_of_looking

-- The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
http://newartwestmidlands.co.uk/editorial/thirteen-ways-of-looking/

-- New Art West Midlands New Art West Midlands x Coventry Biennial Contemporary Art Artist Spotlight: Shiyi Li
http://newartwestmidlands.co.uk/editorial/artist-spotlight-shiyi-li/

-- No Limits: Launch of the visual arts strategy for the West Midlands Friday 15 November 2019
http://newartwestmidlands.co.uk/editorial/no-limits-launch-of-the-visual-arts-strategy-for-the-west-midlands-friday-15-november-2019/ ICF/

-- International Curators Forum
https://www.internationalcuratorsforum.org/new-art-west-midlands-x-coventry-biennial-of-contemporary-art/


-- NO LIMITS – A VISUAL ARTS STRATEGY FOR THE WEST MIDLANDS
https://www.coventrybiennial.com/2019/11/19/no-limits-a-visual-arts-strategy-for-the-west-midlands/

-- Music video premiere in KUTX national public radio
kutx.org/category/music-video-premiere

-- BE -A Surreal Journey Through Nature by Music and Animation
songwall.com/animation-music-video-brendan-poynton-shiyi-li/

-- VIDEO PREMIERE : CVBA – MY LOCAL
rgm.press/video-premiere-cvba-my-local/review/ In Dreams a Crossing of Great Seas

–- An animation made with Shiyi Li http://www.jonathanday.net/news/in-dreams-a-crossing-of-great-seas-an-animation-made-with-shiyi-li/








Workshops


Visual sounds workshop for BA students in SUIC BAVC university
Bangkok 2019


Reportage Illustration Workshop in Impact Hub 2019

Animation workshop for second year BCU illustration students 2019

Children’s colorbox workshop for Flatpack Film Fesitival 2018






Other Activities 


The Malcolm Impact Award 2018 Projection mapping visual design for Italy Reset Music Festival 2019






Education: 




BA/ Visual Communication Design/
Hubei Institutes of Fine Arts
2013-2017 ( Wuhan, China)




MA/ Visual Communication Design -- Animation & Film/
Birmingham City University
2017-2018 ( United Kingdom) 








Mark