Li Lei was born in Shanghai. He sometimes looks like a poet, and he's passionate, sensitive yet good at rational disputations. His paintings are actually the anchorage of the relationship between the mind and the mysterious nature, with the rhythm of life in it, though meditations he sets the spirit free. He exhibited in Shanghai expo, 1999, "New Visions Shanghai", the joint exhibition of young artists in Shanghai (Shanghai Culture Develop Foundation, Shanghai). In 2000 he participated in "Shanghai Youth Invitation exhibition" (Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai) and 2001's "Zen Flowers" (Solo Exhibitions, Bastiaans Gallery, the Netherlands).