She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in Digital + Media and a BFA in Graphic Design. Before making art the focus of her professional practice, Lili worked as a graphic designer for close to fifteen years developing projects for publishing, advertising and interactive media with clients such as Sony, Microsoft, Adidas and Chase Manhattan. At the time that Lili decided to return to school to pursue her interests in art, she was a design consultant focusing on design for interactive media at Scient Corporation - a pioneering internet startup during the dot-com boom.
As an artist, she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and considers drawing to be at the core of her process. Drawing informs her approach to all media and emerging technologies both formally and conceptually. In 2009 Lili began working with artist James Rouvelle in New York as part of the Maya + Rouvelle artist duo. Their collaboration integrates traditional and emerging media into art objects, installations and performances. Electronic and computational media, fixtures of contemporary culture, add material and conceptual dimensions to their work.
Lili is full time faculty in the Graphic Design department.