Yi Hsuan Lai is a visual artist from Taiwan currently working in New York. Her graphic design and live theatre documentation background led her to develop an artistic process that combines staged self-portraiture, still-life, sculpture-based photography, and installation.
She incorporates photography, sculpture, and found objects to create work that speaks to the physical and psychological experiences to reflect the complexity of self-identity, the fluidity of the body, and the Otherness. Lai also experiments with the materiality for presenting her photographs to create a dialogue between tangible sensibility and tactile ambiguity within a space.
Her work has been shown at A Body: Figure and Flesh at Floor Gallery (2022, Seoul, South Korea), If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now at Wassaic Project (2021, Wassaic, NY), Unmute 10002 residency group show at Austrian Cultural Forum (2021, New York), Anonymous Town at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (2020, New York), The Thing in Itself at NARS Residency (2020, New York). Seasonal Repression at Field project (2020, New York), In Visible Space at Here Art (2020, New York), Body Language at Deer studio (2020, New York), Break a leg in Photo emphasis at Sugar gallery (2019, Fayetteville) and WONDER FOTO Day (2019, Taiwan).