Honglei Li’s artworks have been presented at numerous prestigious art venues including Museum of Art and Design in New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Queens Museum of Art in New York, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Painting Center of New York, Eyebeam Art Technology Center New York, Boston Cyberart Festival, Zero1 Biennial of New Media Art in San Jose CA, Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, University Gallery at University of Massachusetts, name a few.

The awards and grants he received include People's Choice Award at Museum of Art & Design in New York, Creative Capital Award for Visual Arts, New York Foundation of Arts Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant, Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist New Work Grant, among others.

Li received his Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2007.