Lara Scolari

Lara Scolari

Balmain, NSW, Australia

About Lara Scolari

Australia’s most exciting emerging contemporary visual artist, Lara Scolari’s gestural paintings have made a serious splash on the International art scene!

Influenced by major artistic figures such as Brett Whiteley, Helen Frankenthaler, John Olsen, Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko, Lara has developed her own distinct approach to the ‘abstract expressionist’ style where a variety of media, developed experimental techniques and processes are used to create depth through exquisite transparent layers that reveal hidden dioramas.

Featuring organic forms and fluid shapes her stunning works are inspired by memory, meditation, music and the culture and essence of Australia.

Each of her eye-catching paintings feature a beautiful translucent veiled colour palette that reflects the natural landscape.

Lara’s coveted artworks explore multilayered organic forms, lines, shapes and composition that create an enlivening space for contemplation and a resting place for thoughts.

Her use of tonal combinations with rich and luscious colours has been a particular hit with some of Australia’s leading interior designers including the multi-award-winning Greg Natale who has purchased Lara’s exquisite pieces for many of his A-list clients.

Her collaboration with Designer Rugs Australia will saw the release of the Lara Scolari Collection showcasing her exquisite designs on carpet and rugs with exceptional quality for high end residential homes and commercial spaces all over the globe.

Lara was recently featured in the Australian television network SBS documentary Why Diversifying Is the Key to Lara Scolari’s Artistic Success as well as Real Estate Lifestyle – In my Place with Abstract Expressionist – Lara Scolari together with many other print and online media networks showcasing her exciting work and her incredible journey thus far!

From the USA, across to Europe, Asia and Australia, Lara’s work is represented in public and private collections throughout the world.

FREEDOM, ENERY & SOUL

Education

Master of Cross-disciplinary Art and Design UNSW Art & Design (MCDArtDes)
Diploma of Fine Arts
Diploma of Arts Administration
Certificate IV Ceramics
Post Graduate Visual Arts Residency (Selective) – Western Institute of TAFE

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2020 VIM VITAE - Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2019 Designer Rugs Lara Scolari Collection Launch
2019 Ethereal for Interior Design – Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
2018 Back to the Bush, Corner Store Gallery, Orange, NSW , Australia
2018 FLUX, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia
2018 VOYAGE, Left Bank Gallery, Souhtport, QLD, Australia
2017 NOCTURN, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia
2017 Contemporary Noir, Art2Muse, Double Bay, New South Wales
2016 COOL LUXE, The Corner Store Gallery, Orange, New South Wales
2016 Contemporary Luxe, Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, New South Wales
2016 Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
2016 MONO2, Lara Scolari Gallery, Balmain, New South Wales
2015 Mono, Lara Scolari Gallery, Balmain, New South Wales
2015 Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, New South Wales
2015 Grand Opening Exhibition, Lara Scolari Gallery, Balmain, New South Wales
2015 Moree Art Gallery, Moree, New South Wales
2014/15 Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
2014 Depot II Gallery, Danks St, Waterloo, New South Wales
2012 Lazy River Estate Winery, Dubbo, New South Wales
2011 LUDO, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, New South Wales
2010 Occulo, Jayes Gallery, Molong, New South Wales
2010 Fairview Art Space, Mudgee, New South Wales
2009 Latent, Dubbo Regional Gallery – The Armati Bequest, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW
2009 Lazy River Estate Winery, Dubbo, New South Wales

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
The Other Art Fair - Brooklyn, New York, USA
Affordable Art Fair - Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair - Melbourne, Australia
Decor Design - Melbourne, Australia
Affordable Art Fair - Singapore
2019
Affordable Art Fair - Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair - Singapore
Florence Bienniale, Florence , Italy
Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
RAW art Prize – selected finalist, Sydney, Australia
Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Wombat Hollow, Australia
Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
The Other Art Fair – Sydney, Australia
2018
The Other Art Fair – Santa Monica, LA – USA
The Other Art Fair – Melbourne, Australia
The Other Art Fair – Sydney, Australia
Works on Paper – Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia
2017
Selected Finalist Brisbane Art Prize, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, New South Wales
Fenton & Fenton, Prahran, Victoria
Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, New South Wales
Selected Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Paper Pear Gallery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Finalist – John Olsen Drawing Prize, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2016
Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, New South Wales
Fenton & Fenton, Prahran, Victoria
Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, New South Wales
Paper Pear Gallery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
The Corner Store Gallery, Orange, New South Wales
Martine Gallery, Nothbridge, New South Wales
Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
2015
Tusk Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Art2Muse, Double Bay, New South Wales
Selected Finalist, Moreton Bay Art Awards, Strathpine, Queensland
Selected Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Resident Artists Exhibition, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Twist Gallery, Alexandria, New South Wales
Martine Gallery, Northbridge, New South Wales
2014
Tusk Gallery, South Yarra, Victoria
Selected Finalist Mosman Art Prize, Mosman, New South Wales
Kenthurst Galleries, Kenthurst, New South Wales
SOHO Galleries, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
NG Gallery, ART NOW, Chippendale Creative Precinct, New South Wales
Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Resident Artist Exhibition,