A scholar of aesthetics and theology, He Li is also a visual artist working in painting and new media. Besides his independent creativity, He has been a co-contributor at Lily Honglei Art Studio that produces many award-winning, interdisciplinary artworks.

He Li’s independent artworks have been exhibited at Yale College gallery, published by Logos-Yale's Journal of Christian Thought, Princeton E-Journal, Yale Journal of Medicine and Law, Vision-Yale Visual Art publication, Dimensions Art Journal at Yale (Spring 2015), among others. The artworks he collaborated with Lily Honglei have been presented at numerous prestigious art venues and received awards/grants such as Creative Capital Awards for Visual Arts in New York, New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant, New York Art Foundation Fellowship, name a few.

He Li received his degrees of Master in Arts & Religious Studies (2017) and Bachelor of Arts from Yale University (2013).