Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

David Amico

Second Advisor

Rachele Lachowicz

Third Advisor

Carmine Iannaccone

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My works present the inherent nature of space and light. A chemical process is approached in a way, which has similarly quality to a natural process. I’m interested in how the material can change itself and how I can manipulate that change. Transparency, reflection, pattern, harmony, and movement are engaged.

I use a wide range of materials as much as to match my ideas and the form. They are presented in simple, unified or repeating forms. There is a physical, innermost satisfaction in the activity of working with simple materials. I materialize them and allow them to be both real and imaginative: visually compelling, intellectually intriguing and emotionally resonant. By manipulating and experimenting with materials, I watch for the moment that the material responds to actions and initiates new actions.

I’m interested in making multiple layers painting. By mixing various mediums, a chemically react with each other creates unusual patterns and textures. The relationship between each layer suggests a different view of my surroundings, both external and internal. Something unimaginable always occurs. Empty space is held together by an observer experiencing it. But the transparency quality also allows layers and colors to blend together in an unpredictable way, sometimes creating harmony, sometimes deferring it. This union suggests a learning and accumulating process than the actual object, perhaps infinite. I want my works to counteract rigidity and to invite viewers to experience contemplative inconsistencies.

Fang Li show card Front (11296 kB)
Show Card Front

Fang Li show card Back.pdf (341 kB)
Show Card Back

Fang Li Lists Of Image.pdf (36 kB)
Image Lists

Whole view 01.jpg (2680 kB)
To And From

Settle.jpg (1628 kB)

Amass.jpg (2323 kB)

I Was.jpg (1208 kB)
I Was......

TikTak08.jpg (2043 kB)

Invisiable III.jpg (2583 kB)
Invisiable III

Whole View.jpg (1113 kB)
Whole View

TikTak07.jpg (1925 kB)

Whole view05.jpg (1744 kB)
Whole view 05

To And From.jpg (2818 kB)
To and From

Amass 01.jpg (2164 kB)
Amss 01

TikTak 05.jpg (1630 kB)
TikTak 05

whole view 03.jpg (1807 kB)
Whole View 03

whole view012.jpg (1045 kB)
Whole view 012

To and from03.jpg (2258 kB)
To and From 03

Fang Li Title Page.pdf (24 kB)
Title Page

Fang Li CV.pdf (87 kB)
Fang Li CV