Lai, Stella, artist

Biographical Information


Stella Lai is an US based artist whose visual style explores issues relating to memory, identity, and globalisation through the creation of alter egos in her works. She explored narrative threads inspired by sexuality, isolation, and revenge using her own childhood in Hong Kong as a starting point. 

Lai was born in Hong Kong and move to the USA when she was 17 years old. She received her B.F.A. from California College of the Arts, San Francisco. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in Los Angeles, USA; San Francisco, USA; Miami, USA; New York, USA;  Manchester, UK; Shanghai, China, and Beijing, China.  The artist has also taken part in residencies in Manchester and  thirtyninehotel, Hawaii, USA.   

Stella Lai took part in a Breathe residency at the Chinese Arts Centre in 2005. 




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