Renee Lai

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

2019              University of Texas at Austin

                      MFA Studio Art, concentration in Painting and Drawing

                   

2014              New York Studio School

                      7 week Summer Marathon program in painting and drawing with Graham Nickson and Elisa Jensen

 

2014              Dartmouth College, B.A. Studio Art and English

                      Awarded Honors in Studio Art

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2023             (Upcoming) TBD, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX

2022              (Upcoming)The Bathing of the Sphinx, Elizabet Ney Museum, Austin, TX

2021              A Study of Fences, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX

2014              Paintings by Renee Lai, Dick’s House, Hanover, NH

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2021             Austin Studio Tour, Big Medium, Austin, TX

2021             Red Dot Art Spree, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX

2021            Conversant, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

2021             2021 Alumni Exhibition, New York Studio School, Online (COVID-19)

 

2020             Red Dot Art Spree, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX

2020             Work Project, Sunhouse Arts, Online (COVID-19)

2020             Cover Art, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX

2020             New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition, Artsy, online (COVID-19)

2020             People’s Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX

2019             Open Studios, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2019             Red Dot Art Spree, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX

2019              2019 Alumni Exhibition, New York Studio School, Manhattan, NY

2019              Regional Juried Exhibition, Artspace, Fort Worth, TX

2019              Hero Ready, Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX

2019              Ondante/Waves, Officina15, Castiglione dei Pepoli, Italy

2018              Mappings/Borders/Traces: Recent Takes on Landscape, Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX

2018              X Marks the Spot, New York Studio School Gallery, NY, NY

2018              Intervals, Vivid Space SD Gallery, San Diego, CA

2018              Subjective Perspective, Dude Ranch Gallery, Austin, TX

2017              Eleven Strangers and a Wall, Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX

2017              This is Brooklyn, The Stoop, Brooklyn, NY

2017              Greenpoint Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2017              Winter Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016              Greenpoint Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2016              Women in the Arts: Women of Dartmouth, Manhattan, NY

2014              Senior Majors Thesis Exhibition, Hanover, NH

2014              This Is Not a Show, Bones Gate Gallery, Hanover, NH

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, & RESIDENCIES:

2021              Monson Arts Residency, Monson, ME

                      The LINE Residency, Big Medium, Austin, TX

2019              Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

                      University of Texas at Austin Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

                      University of Texas Travel Grant

 

2018              Recipient of the M.K. Hage Endowed Scholarship in Fine Arts

 

2017              Recipient of the Susan Vaughan Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History

2017              Recipient of the Ellen Clayton Garwood Scholarship Fund

2017              Recipient of the Michael Frary Endowed Scholarship in Painting

2017              Recipient of the David Bruton Jr. Endowment for Graduate Fellowships

 

2014              Class of 1960 Purchase Award

2014              Robert Reed Graphic Prize

2012-2013     Presidential Scholarship in Printmaking

 

TALKS:

2021             Artist Talk, A Study of Fences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

2021             Artist Talk, A Study of Fences, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2021             Artist Talk, A Study of Fences, grayDUCK gallery, Austin, TX

2019              Artist Talk, Renee Lai, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX

 

2018              Panel Gallery talk: Another Green World, Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX

PUBLICATIONS:

2019            Southern Heat Exchange, Summer Process, New Orleans, LA