In addition to approximately two hundred solo and group exhibitions on Murray Street, a few highlights:

2020 to 2023

Art Consultant for Permanent Collection of Richardson Wealth, Toronto Head Office: Barry Ace, Michael Belmore, Mustapha Chadid, Stefan Duerst, Anna Falceta, Megan Hinton, I-Chun Jenkins, Jean-Pierre Larocque, Amanda McCavour, Paula Murray, Loree Ovens, Susan Rankin, Shay Salehi, Lori Victor. 

2010 to 2020

Curated Beneath the Tame, a two-person exhibition with Mary Anne Barkhouse and Anna Williams at the public gallery Gallery101, Ottawa, 2017.

Lisa Pai has been invited to present and participate in panel discussions as far as Cambridge Bay (here pictured, 2016) or Halifax. She has partnered with the Ottawa School of Art and the Canadian Museum of Civilization to create the Saidye Bronfman Finalists' Panel Discussion, and has participated as a juror for numerous collecting bodies such as for the City of Ottawa, Craft Ontario, Prix Francois Houde for the Quebec Craft Council and the RBC Glass Award.

Art Consultant for the permanent collection of Canada House, the Canadian Embassy in Trafalgar Square, London, England, 2015. Artists selected: Michael Belmore (ON), Lin Xu (MB), Anna Torma (NB), Paula Murray (QC), Miriam Rudolph (MB), Jean-Denis Bisson Biscomet (QC).

Art Consultant to Aimia Corporation Montreal and Toronto permanent collections: Patricia Barrowman, Jean-Denis Bisson Biscornet, Lisa Creskey,Peter Powning, Anna Williams, 2014 and 2015.

  • Presented artist Jason Holley in a Solo at SOFA booth alongside the gallery booth at SOFA Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA, 2012.
  • Successfully nominated Charles Lewton-Brain, Governor General/Saidye Bronfman Award Laureate, 2012.

Sole ownership of L. A. Pai Gallery.

2000 to 2010

A gallery dealer is witness to and connector of passionate people in the act of creation: artists and clients together. This joy and privilege extends to special commissions, such as when the esteemed Madeleine Dion Stout purchased to wear the forged antlers by Mary K. McIntyre when receiving the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards in 2010.

  • G20 Summit Gallery Artists Presented, curated by William Huffman: Ione Thorkelsson's St. Stylus on side table during a meeting, 2001.

Presented artist Anna Williams in a Solo@SOFA booth alongside the gallery booth at SOFA Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA, 2009.

Successfully nominated Kevin Lockau, Governor General/Saidye Bronfman Award Laureate, 2009.

Participated in the gallery's first international art fairs: Palmbeach3 and SOFA Chicago. 2008.

Established the annual National Jewellery Student Competition. Click here for the History, our esteemed list of national and international Jurors, 2003.

Established Lafrenière & Pai Gallery with partner Megan Lafrenière in June of 2000.

Misty years prior to 2000

While completing her M.A. in Comparative Literature from Carleton University, Lisa A. Pai learned the gallery ropes at a private mixed medium gallery around the corner from the National Gallery of Canada that was destined to become in the decades to follow the L. A. Pai Gallery.