For Lalani Nan, art is about searching for truth in one’s self.
Lalani Nan was born in 1961 in Taichung, Taiwan. An only child and with a mother and grandmother who were visual artists, painting and drawing were a major part of her daily life.
As a young child, she was visually and emotionally impacted during an afternoon with her grandmother in a silk shop. The store clerk threw different colors of silk over the counter. Each glowed under the light creating interesting creases and folds. These memories continue to inform her work. Her painting expresses the passion she has for the tactile nature of fabrics and their topographies. With each color she creates a new visual experience and meditative presence.
Lalani Nan received a B.F.A. in 1984 from the Atlanta College of Art.
She was in the La Grange XXV Biennial, a juried show at the La Grange Museum of Art, La Grange, Georgia and a group show at Temple Art Fair in Nashville (2011). Along with her mother, An Ho, and husband, Henry Lautz, Lalani Nan has been a guest speaker and teacher at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work is mostly in private collections.