Calvin Lai

www.calvinlaiart.com

calvinlaiart@gmail.com

510-229-7672

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015    Divergent Tendencies, 625 Sutter Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014    Art Murmur, Awaken Cafe, Oakland, CA

2012    The Pour House, San Francisco, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2017     Art Auction, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

            Urbana Contra Naturaleza, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA

            In Dreams, Spoke NYC, New York, NY

            Lover's Eye, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016    Fall Gallery Night, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

            The Best of America , National Oil & Painters' Acrylic Society, The Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA

            Anniversary Show, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA

            Portraits of Friends, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            Art Auction, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2015    Wes Anderson Art Show, Spoke Art, exhibited at Joseph Gross Gallery, New York, NY

            Never, Never, Ever Land, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA

            Portraits of Strangers, Someones, and Nobodies, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013    Wanderlust, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            Chillin' Productions Annual Holiday Show, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            The Seven Deadly Sins, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA

            SmithKlein Gallery, Boulder, CO

            ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA

2012    Notorious, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  Art Matters Encore! San Marino League, San Marino, CA

2011    Character, Million Fishes Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

2010    Faces and Figures, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

 

Education

2008 - 12    MA, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

1991 - 97     BA, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

Publications

2016    The Artist's Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition, Southwest Art

            Vogue's Gallery, British Vogue March Edition

2013    Back cover, Harmonica Happenings

            The Artist's Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition, Southwest Art

 

Awards

2017    Fellowship.  Clark Hulings Fund Business Accelerator Program, Santa Fe, NM. https://clarkhulingsfund.org

2016    Finalist. 12th International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center, Port Reading, NJ

   Merit Award.  Best of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society, Bella Vista, AR

   Finalist.  The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition, The Artist's Magazine, Ash, OH

   2015   Finalist.  The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition, The Artist's Magazine, Ash, OH

   3rd place Painting Category. Figurative 2015 Art Exhibition, Light, Space and Time Online Art Gallery

   6th place Overall Category. Figurative 2015 Art Exhibition, Light, Space and Time Online Art Gallery

  Finalist.  Bold Brush Painting Competition, FASO online competition

2012    Finalist.  The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition, The Artist's Magazine, Ash, OH

 

Professional Experience

2016    Bold Brush Painting competition.  Judge for April 2016.  Organized by FASO

            Portrait artist for Wavy Gravy

2013    Marvelous Things, David Wagner. Illustrated front cover for Wagner's latest novel

2013    Second Wind, MWE. Illustrated the cd cover, inside, and back for San Francisco based Turkish, Balkan, party band MWE

2011     Across the Sea, Agapi Mou. Created cd cover, back, and inside art for Bay Area Greek folk band Agapi Mou.

2010    Pitfalls and Pitstops, Nameliss and Scalez. Created artwork for the cover of Pitfalls and Pitstops, a new album by local hip-hop artists Ramon Banks and Earl Berg

2011 - 17    Commissioned Portrait Artist