Krista Dedrick Lai

Mixed Media/Painting

Archived Work

Artist's Statement

Krista Dedrick Lai is a long time resident of Philadelphia, PA having originally moved there, from Pittsburgh, PA, to attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Using cut-paper or paint, she has traditionally used art to navigate and illustrate her own inner landscape. Dreams, nightmares, extreme emotions as well as private hopes and fears have typically been the subject matter for her abstract work and inspiration for her representational work. As time has gone on Krista has looked increasingly outward for inspiration, sometimes as far as millions of light-years away, in the case of her Space Exploration series, and sometimes much closer to home, as in the case of her White Privilege series. Krista lives in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood, with her husband and young son, where she also maintains a studio. She enjoys walking around the city looking for new street art, eating chocolate, doing yoga, taking naps and, of course, making artwork.

Selected Exhibitions

Splash Page, Vintage Wine Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Where We Are, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ
Juried Exhibition

PoliticoPopUp2, Catalyst Collective New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Juried Exhibition

Envisioning Election and Politics in 2016, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ

If This Art Could Vote, Huffington Post, Online Gallery
Juried Exhibition

Philadelphia 2076, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Curators: Miriam Singer, Ryan Beck, Conrad Benner

Collective Action, Arts & Crafts Holdings, Philadelphia, PA

Nude Night Philly, Fighting Cancer with Art, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

Catalyst Collective New Orleans, PoliticoPopUp2 Catalog


Kaplan, Karen B., Curiosity Seekers, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, February 2017

Underground Art Magazine, Political and Pop Culture 2016 Issue, December 2016, Digital


Member, InLiquid Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

On file with Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors for corporate client presentations

Awards and Honors

Puffin Foundation Ltd., Teaneck, N


Works held in private collections in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Canada.


Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Minor: Art History

Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy