Lisa Patroni

Lisa Patroni

Sydney, NSW, Australia

About Lisa Patroni

I'm an Australian artist living and working in Sydney.

I paint everyday objects and the space around me in an attempt ‘to make sense’ of the space, the simple beauty and the way everything fits together.

I've found that by setting up a structured and repetitive study of the smaller, intimate things from my close environment, and through the sustained and daily observation of the ordinary, something new can be found and the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

My work is held in public and private collections in Australia and Europe including works in the National Gallery of Australia.


I studied printmaking under Jorg Schmeisser at the Canberra School of Art. During my studies I was granted a travel scholarship to visit museums, galleries and and Art schools across Europe.

On my return I completed a BFA in Printmaking and Painting at the Sydney College of the Arts and received a scholarship to complete Post Graduate studies in Painting at the Rijks Academie S’hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.

I lived, worked and exhibited in Amsterdam for 17 years, returning to Australia in 2007 to set up a studio in Clovelly, Sydney where I paint and teach today.

Grants and Awards:

The Netherlands Government Post Graduate Scholarship, 1990

Canberra School of Art Traveling Scholarship, 1985


October 15-22 2016, ‘Still Painting’ individual show, Creativity Unlimited Studio, Clovelly, Sydney

October 28-30 2016, 'The Other Art Fair' group exhibition, Commune, Waterloo, Sydney


2016 ‘Still Painting’, Creativity Unlimited Studio, Sydney

2013 ‘Interior Paintings’, Creativity Unlimited Studio, Sydney

2011 ‘Collected Drawings’, Creativity Unlimited Studio, Sydney

2004 ‘Recent Works', International School of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

1993 ‘Nature Morte’, Daar Gallery, Amsterdam

1992 'Drawings', Lijnbaansgracht Studio, Amsterdam

1991 Prisnsegracht Studio, Amsterdam

1990 Atelier 1, Nova Zembla Gallery, S'hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Group Exhibitions:

2016 The Other Art Fair, Sydney

2003 Landscapes, Convention Centre, Montreux, Switzerland

1989 Elysian Fields, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1988 Elysian Muses Return, EMR Gallery, Sydney

1988 14 Roses Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1988 Pier 1, Sydney

1987 Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

1986 Anca Gallery, Canberra

1985 Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

1984 Canberra School of Art, Canberra


National Gallery of Australia:
‘Garland of Roses’ Lithograph - 1988
‘Blue Men’ Lithograph - 1983

Canberra School of Art Collection

Print Council of Australia

Private collections