Yiran Li

Yiran Li was born in Xi’an, China in 1994. She is a 2018 University of Iowa graduate, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 3D Design with honors and high distinction. Yiran received a Master of Arts degree in 3D Design in 2020 and is currently on-track to receive a Master of Fine Arts in 3D Design by 2021, both from the University of Iowa, where she also works as a teaching assistant. Yiran developed an interest in Furniture Design while doing hands-on projects for the Problems in 3D Design course by Professor Monica Correia. Such interest leads her to pursue a graduate education. Yiran’s work uses geometric forms and reveals a preference for working with wood and sometimes combining it with other sustainable materials. Her work has been selected for shows in various countries, including the United States and Italy



Master of Fine Arts in 3D Design

University of Iowa, 2018-Present 

Bachelor of Fine Arts/3D Design with Honor and High Distinction

University of Iowa, 2015-2018     

Working Experience

Teaching Assistant

University of Iowa 3D Design Program,  August 2018

ICRU (Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates) Research Fellows

 University of Iowa, Aug 2017- Aug 2018

Graphic Designer

Pentacrest Museums, University of Iowa, July 2016 - December 2018

Juried Group Exhibitions

Personal work selected to exhibit with University of Iowa 3D Design Program

Ventura Future, Milan, Italy, 2016-2018

SOFA(Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) CONNECT, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2019, 2018

First place winner in 2019, Second place winner in 2018

ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), Javits Center, New York, 2019, 2018