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About – Wanlie Project
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Wanlie Project is created by the makers, for the art. 

Wanlie Project is an art platform that sprouted to present contemporary art exhibitions and promote art education. 

Meet the Team

Yingqi Puffy Zhao is a contemporary jeweler, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional and co-founder of the jewelry brand Wanlie License. She holds an MFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University Bloomington, and a BFA in Crafts with a concentration in Metals from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Zhao is a University of Illinois 2016 Bronze Tablet Scholar.

Yuqi Yao is a UX researcher and former metalsmith. She holds a MA in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University, a BS in Psychology and a BFA in Metals from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her spare time, Yuqi collaborates with interdisciplinary artists to design interactive experiences for exhibitions and events. 

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