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Mai La Thai, Artist CV

Academy of Art University, BFA, San Francisco, CA 
Case Western Reserve University, Pre-Scholar, Cleveland, OH 
Cleveland Institute of Art, Pre-Scholar, Cleveland, OH 
Cleveland School of the Arts, Valedictorian, Cleveland, OH 


2019 The River Project, NYC
2019 Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana

2019 Museum of Arts, History & Science, IN

2019 BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY

         National Juried Show, Juror Hillary Reder, MOMA

2019 Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
         National Juried Show, Juror Elisabeth Biondi   

2019 PDN Photo Annual, Winners Gallery
2019 ECAD, Apollo 50th Anniversary, NY
2018 NYFW, Saks 5th Avenue, NY
2017 Good Luck America, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Berlin Foto Biennial, Berlin, Germany
2016 ArtBridge, A+E Studios, NY
2016 Winter Fete, Georges Berges Gallery, NY
2015 Small is Beautiful, The Flowers Gallery, NY
2015 ArtBridge, Jack Studios, NY
2014 Small is Beautiful, The Flowers Gallery, NY
2008 Hearts & Minds, Art Director's Club, NY
1996 Academy of Art Spring Show, SF, CA
1994 Montgomery County Fair, Gaithersburg, MD
1993 Cleveland Playhouse Theater, Cleveland, OH
1993 The Scholastic Art Show, Cleveland, OH


2024 Forthcoming TBA

2022  October–Dec. 2023  - New York Public Library
2017 The Explorers Club, New York, NY
2017 Steven Amedee Gallery, NY
2010 Zora Space, New York, NY
1993 Billboards, Cleveland and Metro North, OH
1993 Cleveland City Hall, Cleveland, OH

2011 “Boat No. _” NYC Int. Film Festival, Official Selection, Times Square, NY
2010 “Boat No. _” Solo Screening, InterContinental Hotel, NY
2010 “Boat No. _” Solo Screening, Zora Space, Brooklyn, NY
2006 “Goal”, Nike World Cup Soccer Event, Queens, NY


2019 PDN Photo Annual, 1st Place, Photography Promo & Website
2018 Forbes’ Editor’s Pick, Beale Air Force Base Story Photographer

2018 PDN Online, Featured Photographer
2016 Berlin Photo-Biennial 
2015 The Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Finalist

2015 The Pollux Awards, Finalist in 4 Categories
2014 Became Executive Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
2013 Corbis (Getty Images) Film Prize, “A Beautiful Death”
2013 The Webby Awards, Short Film “Boat No. _ _ - _ _ _ _”
2010 The Webby Awards, Short Film, “A Toast to Memo”
2008 Penguin Books, Cover Finalist
2007 The Webby Awards, Short Film, “Goal”
2007 The Telly Awards, Short Film, “Goal”
2006 Nike, Film Prize
2004 The One Show 
2001 The Clio Awards
2000 The International Andy Awards
1998 Academy of Art University Grant
1998,1999 San Francisco Ad Club Scholarships
1994 Montgomery County Fair, First Place Painting
1994 North Coast Cable Public Art, Grand Prize
1993 Sue Wall Award for Painting
1993 The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Gold Key Finalist
1993 African American Museum of Art, 2nd Place
1992 American Automobile Association, Prize


PDN Photo Annual, 2019
Mai La Thai, The Ride of My Life with Mario Andretti, PDN Online, Aug. 2018

Emotions & Commotions-Across Cultures, Text by Hirsch-Hardy, Kerher Verlag, Sep. 2016
Jim Clash, From Refugee Boat To New York Artist, Mai La Thai's American Dream, Forbes, Feb. 2016 
Hearts & Minds • The Art Issue, Show of Talent, Creativity Magazine, Sep. 2008
New Directors Showcase, Shots, Annual, 2007

2010–2011 In Plain Sight, ArtBridge, New York, NY
1993 Honoring Black History, Cleveland and Metro North Area, Ohio
1993 Cleveland Museum of Art, Contributing Artist, Cleveland, Ohio

Webby, International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
American Institute of Graphic Arts, Online Gallery
Cleveland Metro-Health Hospital, Cleveland, OH

New York
San Francisco
Washington, DC


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