Ao Li is a set designer from Wuxi, China. Trained with a fine art background, Ao’s body of work focuses on contemporary adaptations and new works by constructing sculptural spaces for the decisive events of storytelling.
His recent designs include: Kiss (Yale Repertory Theatre), Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Yale School of Drama), Titus Andronicus (Iseman Theatre), Yale Cabaret credits include: The Apple Tree, Xander Xyst, Dragon:1 and The Styx Songs, Shanghai credits include: Cao Zhi (Academy Theatre), Blind (Shanghai International Arts Festival), Everything in the Garden (Duanjun Theatre) among others.
His work in visual art has received three solo exhibitions. He holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama and a BFA from Shanghai Theatre Academy.