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March 2022


Pearlyn Lii  is an artist from Hong Kong whose work examines identity narratives and archetypes. Her work weaves lived experience with the surreal, capturing the transient nature of the self through avatar, persona, mythology, and magical realism, confronting female archetypes through physical and sensory experiences. Lii’s cross-disciplinary practice exists across installation, performance, and code-based media. Her work has been recognized by Art in America, Dezeen, Vogue Italia, Wallpaper*, Forbes,, and the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD). Lii is an alumna of New Museum's incubator NEW INC, under the Art+Code track supported by Rhizome, and currently an artist-in-residence at JO-HS. She is the founder of nonstudio, her studio practice based out of New York.

Pearlyn Lii 

b. 1993, Hong Kong

Installation view of “Pearlyn Lii: My Body is an Archive, Not a Cage,” 2022, suspended in the JO-HS atrium, still by Nicolás Croes, courtesy of nonstudio, New York.

Performance still of “Pearlyn Lii: My Body is an Archive, Not a Cage,” 2022, shot in the JO-HS atrium, directed by Nicolás Croes & Pearlyn Lii, courtesy of nonstudio, New York.

Pearlyn Lii, “Reverb: A Genetic Opera,” performed by Emma Goldberg Liu, still by Kyle Chang, courtesy of nonstudio, New York.