Born in 1953 in Taiwan, Jun T. Lai received an M.A. degree from Tama Art University in Japan. Lai’s art has been built on her spiritual life practice engaging concepts of minimalism, the exploration of the nature of the innate and internal state of existence, even touching on social issues involved with public art. The connections between the island, the ocean and the earth form a culturally oceanic aesthetic has consistently reflected her stylistic pursuits of liberalism. Since 2000, Jun T. Lai has been exploring and constructing the basis of “the individual” and Taiwanese subjectivity through the theme of youth, islands, and oceans through the “Wonderland” series. As the president of the Woman Art Association in Taiwan, Lai’s vigorous strength and passion for life can be seen in over 100 exhibits in Taiwan, Japan, the U.S., Australia, France, and Switzerland.
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