The Art of Mai Ly

Regina Federation of Artists New Gallery Show

Dates:
Friday, October 21, 2022 | 1pm – 9pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 10am – 5pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022 | 12pm – 4pm
Location:
Wascana Place
2900 Wascana Drive
Regina, SK

About

Mai Ly is an oil, acrylic, and watercolour artist. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, she immigrated to Canada in 1991 and currently resides in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Gallery

Discover Ly’s paintings exploring themes of time, nature, and life. Ly’s body of work includes florals, landscapes, and portraits of women.

Exhibition

“I Have Dreamt; Planning for the Unknown,” explores the pivotal decision Mai Ly made, to escape from Vietnam in 1989 and how it has influenced her life and art.

Featured Artwork

Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas
the Artist

Mai Ly

Ly graduated from the University of Regina in 2021 with an Advanced Certificate in Studio Art. Ly loves painting flowers, landscapes, and portraits of women. She loves placing subject matters in realistic, imaginative, or fictitious settings. 

EXHIBITION

I Have Dreamt; Planning for the Unknown

I Have Dreamt; Planning for the Unknown, explores the pivotal decision Mai Ly made, to escape from Saigon, Vietnam in 1989 and how it has influenced their life and art practice. Now, 31 years later, Ly’s paintings reflect, document and visually address the passage of time. “I went through multiple hardships, even risking my life, before being able to settle down and pursue my dreams again. Yes, it has been my life, but it does feel that I was robbed of many years that I would have used differently – like becoming an established artist. I have lost a lot of time, and thus I cherish my time so much now.” The intent of this exhibition is to offer a space for the artist to reclaim a portion of their ‘lost time’ and to dream for the unknown.