Sarah Lai
Black Star

Sarah Lai

b. 1983, Hong Kong

Sarah Lai obtained her BA in Fine Arts in 2007, and MFA in 2016, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lai’s paintings depict objects from daily lives, represented by her signature pale palette and a particular stillness imbued with material memories. In her most recent practice, Lai uses as inspiration images from films, TV and advertisement of the 1980s-90s, capturing the aesthetics of sensuality presented by the media of a bygone era, and articulating a delicate subtlety in personal experiences and memories.

Lai has held solo exhibitions that include “In Stasis” (Para Site, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2015) and participated in group exhibitions such as “(In)tangible Reminiscence” (Center for Heritage Arts & Textiles, Hong Kong, 2018); “Against the Light: Sampling in Two Cities” (Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation, Shenzhen, China, 2017); “From Ocean to Horizon” (Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK, 2017); “Inception” at the 5th Art Sanya (Sanya, China, 2016); and “The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition” (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2015).

Lai currently lives and works in Hong Kong.


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