My name is Rachel Li and I am currently a first year Game Design MFA candidate at New York University. Art has always been my passion and I practice art across different media. As an artist as well as a serious gamer, I wish to incorporate the criticality inherited in visual arts into the realm of video games-- an emerging creative medium that invokes issues of the contemporary era. Why do we seek immersion in a virtual space? How can the interactivity in games make it a persuasive tool? How do we tell stories and express ideas through spatial navigation and procedurality?  

Through my work I wish to explore those topics and witness how this new potential form of art unfolds in new exciting ways. Recently, I have been experimenting with:

  • how the spatial design of a virtual space can evoke certain kinds of emotion in a viewer/player.

  • how by using alternative controllers can expand old categories of gameplay experiences and introduce more innovative and inclusive ways of interaction between the virtual and physical world. 


For more info about my work and past experiences, here is my resume. 

Feel free to email me at with your feedback, comments or questions :)

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