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Monique Lai  賴 昱 蓉
Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I.                          

Lai started her visionary path as a theatre director. Transitioning into photography fulfilled her love for storytelling. The Loft Works Studio began to take shape when clients were intrigued with her personal works. Her imagination and love for storytelling have attracted attention from design, architectural, and fashion clienteles. Exhibitions have taken place in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Provincetown, New York, and Beijing.  

2016 saw 2 photography exhibitions of her works shot in Asia. Lai traveled to Los Angeles to premiere The Beauty Within, a body of work she has been shooting since 2009. It was given a 10 week-run at the ArcLight Culver City. In addition, the Déjà Vu Collection was showcased for 7 weeks at Muse, Hotel Stage in Hong Kong. A Pop-Up of Déjà Vu is available for purchase @ Muse Art & Books.



‘The Beauty Within’, ArcLight Culver City. Los Angeles
‘Déjà Vu’, Hotel Stage, Muse. Kowloon, Hong Kong
‘A Wall in Kwun Tong’. Street Artist Sautel Cago.
Directed by Monique Lai 
‘Miles and Miles of Sunshine’, Kwantum Leap. Singer Ginger Kwan.
Directed by Monique Lai 
‘Mother Nature’, Gramercy 瑧環. Hong Kong
‘Déjà Vu’, Patina. Hong Kong
‘La Dolce Vita’, (S)ML Suitcase Unpacked. Giorio Casa, 798. Beijing
‘La Dolce Vita’, (S)ML Suitcase Unpacked. Link+Expoarte, JingAn District. Shanghai
‘Rêvant des Révolutions’, PS Bookshop. Dumbo, Brooklyn
‘Rêvant des Révolutions’, DNA Gallery. Provincetown

‘Portrait of Jennie’, Lane Crawford IFC. Hong Kong
‘Rêvant des Révolutions’, Frexh Shanghai
‘Private Property’, DNA Gallery, Provincetown (select works)
‘Rêvant des Révolutions’, Red Elation Gallery. Hong Kong

‘Private Property’, Red Elation Gallery. Hong Kong (select works)
‘Provocative’, Primitivo Osteria. New York
‘Private Property’, ArcLight Hollywood. Los Angeles
Jamaica, Farewell, Playwright/Actress Debra Ehrhart.
Directed by Monique Lai
★★★★ Critics Pick “Fantastic performance!” -TimeOut NY
Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. Toronto, Canada Amaturo Theatre, Broward Center of the Performing Arts. Ft. Lauderdale, FL Lobero Theatre. Santa Barbara, CA Soho Playhouse. NYC Byrdcliffe Theatre. Woodstock, NY Independent Theatre. NYC Academy Theatre. Atlanta, GA Santa Monica Playhouse. Santa Monica, CA Whitefire Theatre. Sherman Oaks, CA Colony Theatre. Burbank, CA Cinegrill. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Los Angeles, CA Highways Performance. Santa Monica, CA Masquers Cabaret. West Hollywood, CA.
No Place Like Home, Voiceover Actress.
Directed by Perry Henzell



‘The Beauty Within’ @ ArcLight Culver City