Mitzi Lai, a long time teacher and popular workshop instructor, her paintings have won many awards and are in corporate as well as private collections throughout the area and several countries. Her passion to art leads her to many different mediums, from Chinese painting, oil, watercolor to digital fine arts.  Mitzi has a Master of Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State Univ. Texas.

Her one-woman shows include Cleveland Botanic Garden; Jewish Community Ct., Cleveland, Ohio;  Beck Culture Center, Lakewood, Ohio; Mather Gallery of Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio;  Chinese Arts Gallery in Houston, Texas. Invitational Exhibition include New England Fine Arts Institute’s National Exhibition in Boston;  City Hall of Alhambra, Calif.;  2018 International juried 3rd China (Suzhou) Biannual International Pastel Exhibition; Paintings on loan at the Ohio Governor’s office 2014, Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition 2013;  Salon International 2010 at Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio,Texas; 2010 at Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio; 2009 at The Schumacher Gallery and High Road Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Artists Archives of Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio; Best of Photography Annual by Photographer’s Forum Magazine 2008; National Small Oil Exhibition, Wichita, Kansas 2008, 2012;  and among many other regional exhibitions.

2012 Her work is been included in the “Strokes of Genius 4”  by North Light Books.  Most recently her work has been selected to be included in the 3rd China(Suzhou) International Pastel Exhibition.

Mitzi is an Artist-in-Residence for the Ohio Arts Council’s Arts Learning and member of Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of America, Ohio Plein Air Society, Signature member of Degas Pastel Society as well as Akron Society of Artists.  She teaches at Cleveland Museum of Art as well as workshops at various locations.   Besides painting, giving workshop, lecturing, she is also a professional designer for dinner wares, fabric and other home furnishing products as well as greeting cards, paper products ....etc.


About Mitzi Lai