Under the influence of his father artist Xuan Li, Li Li started to learn painting at the age of six. In elementary and junior high school she participated in various art activities in and won various honours. In 1996, she enrolled in the Fine Arts Department of Shanxi Normal University to study art education. In 2000, she studied in the Fine Arts Department of Shanxi University and achieved excellency. After graduation, she took a job with Shanxi Taiyuan Tourism College and participated in the establishment of the Department of Fine Arts, where subjects such as aesthetics, sketching, and applied art were taught. She immigrated to Canada in 2011 and actively participated in local art activities.