Renee Lai



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



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



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

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



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



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

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