Mary Lai is a Los Angeles based visual artist & designer with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design.  She creates vibrant contemporary artwork that has been exhibited in LA, New York, Miami and internationally. Her ever-evolving modern artwork is full of color, evoking positivity and often brings a smile to the viewer. Her scope of work includes paintings, mixed media art, digital art (NFT’s) to large-scale murals and sculptures. Prior to her visual art journey, the seasoned designer built a career in NYC for over a decade as a fashion accessories designer, including an award-winning namesake handbag collection.

With 20 years of art and design experience, Lai has worked with several notable brands including HBO Max, Vayner, St. Jude, the Wahlbergs, American Express, BAM, Snapchat and more. She has also been a panelist at SXSW, NYC.NFT and NFT Expoverse sharing about Art in Web3.  She has exhibited at leading art fairs: Scope Miami Art Basel, Art Market SF, LA Art Show, Saatchi/TOAF and Plas Contemporary Korea. She continues to refine her craft and explore what it means to create art with impact in the physical and digital world.


Momentum Art Show - Keystone Art Space // Los Angeles, CA 2023

W Hotel Artist in Resident 2023 // West Beverly Hills, CA - May 2023

LA Art Show // DTLA - February 2023

Scope Miami - Art Basel // Miami, FL - December 2022

St. Jude x Vayner - Art Basel // Miami, FL - December 2022

Artshare LA - Group Show // Arts District, CA Dec ‘22 - Jan ‘23

The Other Art Fair // Santa Monica, CA - September 2022

NFT Exhibition @ Deviant Art HQ // Hollywood, CA - August 2022

PLAS Contemporary @ COEX // Seoul, Korea May 2022

Art Market SF // San Francisco, CA - April 2022

The Other Art Fair // Los Angeles, CA - April 2022

Red Dot Miami Wynwood // Miami, FL - December 2021

The Other Art Fair // Brooklyn, NY - November 2021

BFAA Art Fair  // Busan, Korea  October 2021

The Other Art Fair // Santa Monica, CA - September 2021

The Other Art Fair // DTLA, CA - June 2021

Nostalgia Solo Exhibition - START LA // Los Angeles, CA - November 2020

Dear Stranger Exhibition - PADO Gallery // Los Angeles, CA - June 2020

Red Dot Miami Wynwood  // Miami, FL - December 2019

SBG Hotels Solo Show - CHESTERFIELD HOTEL // Miami, FL - Dec 2019

DesignerCon // Anaheim, CA - November 2019

Snapchat X Ron Robinson Art Event // W Hollywood, CA - Nov 2019

The Other Art Fair // Santa Monica, CA - October 2019

F is For Fun Art Event  // DTLA, CA  - August 2019

The Skin: Art x Fashion Exhibition - Shin. Gallery // New York, NY - Feb 2014


NFT Expoverse // Los Angeles. CA July 2022

NFT.NYC // New York, NY June 2022

SXSW // Austin, TX March 2022

(Web3 Education: Stacks Mintery Program - First Cohort Member for NFTs on Bitcoin, 2022)


HBOMax Craftopia Winner (S2/E4) 2021

Amex Open Rising Star of Fashion Award 2013  

Independent Handbag Designer Award 2013  

Guess Brand Handbag Design Award 2015

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