Krista Dedrick Lai is a long time resident of Philadelphia, PA having originally moved there, from Pittsburgh, PA, to attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Using cut-paper or paint she has traditionally used art to navigate and illustrate her own inner landscape.  Dreams, nightmares, extreme emotions as well as private hopes and fears have typically been the subject matter for her abstract work and inspiration for her representational work. As time has gone on Krista has looked increasingly outward for inspiration, sometimes as far as millions of light-years away, in the case of her Space Exploration series, and sometimes much closer to home, as in the case of her White Privilege series. Krista lives in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood, with her husband and young son, where she also maintains a studio. She enjoys walking around the city looking for new street art, eating chocolate, doing yoga, taking naps and, of course, making artwork.

CONTACT: Please contact the artist regarding purchases, commissions and opportunities: kristadedrick@gmail.com

Krista Dedrick Lai, photo by Steve Latimer

Krista Dedrick Lai, photo by Steve Latimer

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibitions


New Now, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Splash Page, Vintage Wine Bar, Philadelphia PA

Where We Are, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck NJ
Juried Exhibition

PoliticoPopUp2, Catalyst Collective New Orleans, New Orleans LA
Juried Exhibition

Envisioning Election and Politics in 2016, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck NJ

If This Art Could Vote, Huffington Post, Online Gallery
Juried Exhibition

Philadelphia 2076, Space 1026, Philadelphia PA
Curators: Miriam Singer, Ryan Beck, Conrad Benner

Collective Action, Arts & Crafts Holdings, Philadelphia PA

Nude Night Philly, Fighting Cancer with Art, Philadelphia PA

Artist's Bibliography

Catalyst Collective New Orleans, PoliticoPopUp2 Catalog


Kaplan, Karen B. Curiosity Seekers, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, February 2017

Underground Art Magazine, Political and Pop Culture 2016 Issue, December 2016. Digital


Member, InLiquid Art and Design, Philadelphia PA

On file with Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors for corporate client presentations


Works held in private collections in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Canada.


Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Minor: Art History

Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy