Cedric Tai, artist and educator, was born in Detroit in 1985. He grew up in Northville, MI and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and teaching certification from Michigan State University, East Lansing. He has a studio practice in the Russell Industrial Center, Detroit and volunteers as an educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. He works actively to promote the Detroit arts community. While his work varies from painting on Plexiglas to ceramics and installation, his pieces are always engaging and material specific, often producing numerous works in order to understand what it is exactly that fascinates him about the material itself.