Krista Dedrick Lai


Mixed Media/Painting

Archived Work

Artist's Statement

Krista Dedrick Lai works across different mediums and styles. Best known for her colorful urban landscape collages Krista also paints abstract landscapes and creates mixed media pieces with social-justice themes using drawing, text and cut paper. Nevertheless, her work contains common themes and influences. Working within the context of a political climate that is concerning and disappointing, Krista reflects the tension between good and evil, justice and injustice, hope and despair by using contrasting colors, values, text and imagery. Krista is interested in the smallness of our world, the persistence of injustice, the problematic nature of human perception and they daily discipline of practicing hope. Krista’s home city of Philadelphia and her reflections on her own imperfect journey are frequently represented.

Selected Exhibitions

Group
2018
New Now, The InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2017
Splash Page, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

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

2016
PoliticoPopUp2, Catalyst Collective New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Juried Exhibition

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

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

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

Other
2017
Collective Action, Arts & Crafts Holdings, Philadelphia, PA
Art Auction

2016
Nude Night Philly, Fighting Cancer with Art, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2016
Catalyst Collective New Orleans, PoliticoPopUp2 Catalog
(catalogue)

Publications

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

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

Affiliations

Member, InLiquid Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

On file with Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors for corporate client presentations

Awards and Honors

2017
Puffin Foundation Ltd., Teaneck, NJ

Collections

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.

Education

2002
Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Minor: Art History

2001
Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy