Liu Yi was born in 1990 in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China. In 2009 she graduated fromthe High School of the Academy of Fine Arts, in 2012 graduated from the ChinaAcademy of Fine Arts School of Intermedia Art with Bachelor‘s degree, and in 2016graduated from the China Academy of Fine Arts with Master's degree. Currently she lives in Hangzhou. "Early Chinese art films and experimental animation" is her main research direction, she has created the "Origin of Species ", ""Chaos Theory”,A Travel Inward ", "Into The Void," A Crow Has Been Calling for a Whole Day"and other experimental animation films. She reflects the experience of nature and life from “what have been seen and heard” to “what have been thought” through real-time expression of animation, painting, multimedia video and space installation. At the meantime, artist explores more possibilities in the exhibition space and finds a parallel world that is different from reality.
Her latest exhibitions include Fisherman's Song-Cloud, Times Art Museum, Beijing (2017); Imagenation Factory, Discover Another Possibility of Life, Hanshan Art Museum, Suzhou (2017); Ballade – Animamix Contemporary Art, Macao Museum of Art, Macao (2017); A Travel Inward - Liu Yi Solo Project, MoCa Pavilion special Project Shanghai (2017); SOW, ShanghART M50 Group Exhibition (2017); Space In Mind - Animamix Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (2016); The 3rd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale (2016); The 8th International Ink Art Biennale Of Shenzhen (2013); 10th China Independent Film Festival, Xiamen (2013); Limited Knowledge, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, CMC Gallery (2013); 9th China Independent Film Festival, Nanjing (2012).