“Born in 1974 in the black mountains of North Carolina, Ezra Li spent his formative years growing up in the dense asphalt maze known as Brooklyn, New York. Early summers were spent sucking up Americana on yearly cross-country road trips, seeing such sights as the St. Louis arch, the Ohio snake mound, mesa verde, four corners and many more.
To attend school, Ezra Li moved to the SF, bay area in 1990. He studied at The California College of Arts and Crafts from 1992 until 1996, when he earned his B.F.A. in Painting. He worked under Raymond Saunders, Jack Mendenhall, Mary Snowden, Vincent Perez and Ken Rignall.
Ezra was a featured artist in the 1997 book "GRAFFITO" about the bay area graffiti scene in the mid 90's.
Ezra is a member of the San Francisco based Gestalt Collective, a group of collaborative muralists. Together they produced a site specific mural for the Y.B.C.A.'s "Bay area now" show in 2005. For the last 8 years he has been working as a scenic and billboard painter, applying his trade anonymously. He has worked with many other artists, including Doze Green, Jon 156, Dave Choe, Rhode Montijo, Christopher Reuss, Sol Lewitt, Bunnie Reiss, Garrison Buxton, Nome Edonna, Apex, Crayone and many more.”