︎ lxie9195 at gmail dot com

︎ CV available on request

Artist bio

Lily Xie (she/they) is a Chinese-American artist and educator whose socially-engaged work explores desire, memory, and self-actualization for communities of color. In collaboration with local residents and grassroots organizers, she facilitates creative projects with a focus on public space, housing, and racial justice. The work they create together often takes shape in illustration, print media, video, and installation. Lily is currently a City of Boston Artist-in-Residence and she holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT.


in art, in friendship, in admiration (inspired by Hai-Wen Lin):

Heloiza Barbosa
Tarik Bartel
Maria Fong
Sarah E. Jenkins
Jaronzie Harris
Hai-Wen Lin
Ashton Lites
Shaina Lu
Ellice Patterson
Joelle Riffle
Shey Rivera Rios
Heang Rubin
Mel Taing
Melissa Teng
Hua Xi