Lei Han

Interim Dean of Graduate and Special Programs, Professor of New Media

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 to create 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 including the Shenzhen & Hongkong Bi-City Biennial, Greece Biennale; Krannert Art Museum, The Arts Center St. Petersburg, CYFEST, The Currents Festival, FILE, {Re}HAPPENING, Asheville Fine Arts Theater, Asheville Art Museum, the North Carolina Visions program, and other venues.

Professor Han received her BA from Shenzhen University in China and her MFA from Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tennessee. She is currently a Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she previously served as Chair of the Department for eight years.



  • 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


  • https://leihandesign.com/