Jolene Lai

Los Angeles / USA

Born in Singapore in 1980, artist and illustrator Jolene Lai is based in Los Angeles and primarily working with oil on canvas or mixed media on watercolour paper. She creates works with a seductive aesthetic and subject matter that weaves in emotions of whimsy, melancholy, irony and absurdity. Her works are featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / Jolene Lai

Born in Singapore in 1980, artist and illustrator Jolene Lai is based in Los Angeles and primarily working with oil on canvas or mixed media on watercolour paper. She creates works with a seductive aesthetic and subject matter that weaves in emotions of whimsy, melancholy, irony and absurdity. Her works are featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Jolene Lai creates images primarily oil on canvas, with bold use of colour, shape and intricate detail, Lai seeks to engage her audience in works that are approachable, newly imagined spaces that the viewer is invited to explore. Lai studied painting at LASALLE-SIA College in Singapore and graphic design at the UCLA. After graduating she started designing movie posters for a year, but then decided to return her focus on fine art. Since 2007 she participated in many group and solo shows in the US, Asia, Australia and Europe.

Featured on Urban Nation / Jolene Lai

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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and