highlights the importance of memory to the immigrant experience. As we work to start a life in our new home, we cannot forget where we came from, the people who immigrated before us, and the struggles of trying to prosper in a foreign country. The exhibition honors this and acknowledges that as we work to grow as a community, those memories stay with us throughout.
Woomin Kim depicts city and market scenes remembered from her old home in Korea and from her new home in Queens. Through the use of color, fabric and texture, she creates lively snapshots to celebrate the markets she often frequented in her home country.
Lily and Honglei use old East Asian folktales to heal new wounds for the Asian American and immigrant community. Characters from these traditional stories are combined with modern New York scenes to reflect on Asian-hate sentiment in both American history and the post Covid-19 pandemic era.
is Korean artist currently based in Queens, NY. Through her textile works, she describes her daily observations of Queens and memories of Korea, the two places she calls home, in a way that feels personal and accurate.
Kim’s works have been exhibited at RISD Museum and Moody Center for the Arts. Kim has participated in residencies at the Queens Museum, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Art Omi. Kim has received fellowships and awards from Noguchi Museum and Korean Cultural Center. Her works have been featured in The New York Times, Hyperallergic and BOMB Magazine. Kim received B.F.A from Seoul National University and M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Lily & Honglei
is a Chinese immigrant artist collaborative whose art practice integrates painting with Eastern visual traditions and new media. Their work highlights immigrant experiences through unique artistic expressions inspired by their cultural heritages.
Lily & Honglei have presented their multidisciplinary artwork nationally and internationally, including at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, Queens Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, 601 Artspace NYC, The Painting Center of New York, Eyebeam Art Technology Center, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Asian American Art Alliance in New York, Dumbo Art Festival, Boston Cyberart Festival, Zero1 Biennial of New Media Art in San Jose CA, Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, University Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Stanford University, City College of New York, Musée Guimet in Paris, Museum of Ara Pacis in Rome, Museum of San Salvatore in Lauro in Rome, He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, Shanghai University Gallery, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery in Los Angeles, SIGGRAPH Asia in South Korea, among others. The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation has showcased Lily & Honglei’s public art projects at multiple public parks in New York City.
Lily & Honglei are recipients of the Creative Capital Award for Moving Image & Visual Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grants, Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grants, Flushing Town Hall Artist in Queens Grant, The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, the People’s Choice Award at the Museum of Art & Design in New York, to name a few. MORE ART NYC, Korea Art Forum, and Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning commissioned Lily & Honglei to create public art projects in New York City. Many art historians, including Margaret Hillenbrand and Angela Becher, discussed their art practice extensively.
Lily Xiying Yang received her MFA in Visual Design from the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2008, and Honglei Li was awarded an MFA in Painting by CVPA, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2007.
Saturday, January 27th, 2024
12:00pm - 3:00pm
January 27th, 2024 - February 18th, 2024
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11354