Lei Han


Contact Information

  • lhan@unca.edu
  • 251-6291
  • 313 Owen Hall

Lei Han is an artist, educator and designer. Her work, often inspired by nature and everyday life, explores notions of perception, memory, transience and time. Fascinated by the influences of eastern philosophy in western art, especially in modern and contemporary art, her recent work aims for creating the cohesion between spirituality and creativity, as well as making new connections between the artist, viewer and object/subject. Lei's current work in experimental video, animation, interactive art and installation, has been exhibited at galleries, museums, and film festivals nationally and internationally. Including Shenzhen & Hongkong Bi-City Biennial, China, the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece Biennale; Krannert Art Museum, Illinois, the Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, Asheville Fine Arts Theater and the North Carolina Visions department.

Lei received her BA from Shenzhen University in China and her MFA from Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tennessee. She is currently an Associate Professor and Director of New Media at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.


  • MFA, Memphis College of Art, Computer Arts
  • BA, Shenzhen University, Fashion Design

Courses Taught

  • NM121 Web Page and Interactive Des
  • NM151 Introduction to Motion Media
  • NM322 New Media Art & Design II
  • NM373 LS Intro Colloq-Transfer Stu
  • NM438 Senior Capstone Project
  • NM340 Internship
  • NM350 Video and Motion Graphics
  • NM450 DI: Digital Video Art
  • NM490 Undergraduate Research