The Collins Professor of the Humanities emeritus at the University of Oregon, David Leiwei Li is also a self-taught artist of different media (painting, photography, sculpture, and installation) as well as an active member of The Association of Chinese American Art Faculty Association.
His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in Eugene and Portland, Oregon; Guiyang, China; Madison, Wisconsin; Port Angeles, Washington; New York, Venice, Chicago, and published in exhibition catalogues: Collision and Confluence (William Patterson University, New Jersey 2014) and Perception and Vision (William Patterson University, New Jersey 2016). Harmony and Evolution (William Patterson University, New Jersey 2020).
For DLL, art is a way of seeing, feeling, and opening up horizons of expectation. Integral to life, art is living in deliberation and design, slow experience in fast times. Always exploring and evolving, he draws inspiration both from our physical environment and the archives of various aesthetic traditions, ancient and modern, East and West. His work is oriented towards rendering the concrete abstract, at once cultivating meditative moods and creating contemplative joy.