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Jolene Lai was born and raised in Singapore. She studied painting at Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts and graphic design at UCLA. After graduating, she spent a year working at a design agency before returning to fine art.
Lai works primarily in oil on canvas or mixed media on watercolor paper. Using bold color and shape and intricate detail, she achieves a seductive aesthetic and a mix whimsy, melancholy, irony and absurdity.
Lai seeks to engage the viewer with images that are approachable and newly imagined spaces that invite exploration. She is currently based in Los Angeles.