Artist CV


Lara Scolari Bio Jan 2019

Lara Scolari


Born: Sydney, Australia, 1972
Lives and works in Balmain, Sydney, Australia

Education

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

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 Lara Scolari Gallery, Balmain, NSW Australia
  • 2020 Vim Vitae, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia
  • 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

2019

  • Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
  • Asia Contemporary Art Show – Fall Edition, Hong Kong
  • The Other Art Fair – Los Angeles, USA
  • Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
  • RAW art Prize – selected finalist, Sydney, Australia
  • Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Wombat Hollow, Australia
  • Asia Contemporary Art Show – Spring Edition, 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, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
  • Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Resident Artist Exhibition, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
  • Wenona Alumni Art Show, Milsons Point, New South Wales
  • Balmain Art Gallery, Balmain, New South Wales
  • Brisbane Modern Art Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Queensland
  • Nexus Gallery, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Paper Pear Art Gallery, Wagga Waga, New South Wales
  • Jayes Gallery, Molong, New South Wales
  • Panoply Art Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Art2Muse, Double Bay, New South Wales
  • Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Balmain Pop Up, Balmain, New South Wales

2013

  • A Decade of Stories – Artist in Residence Exhibition, Ashfield, New South Wales
  • Tracks, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales

2012

  • Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibition
  • Salerno Gallery, Glebe, New South Wales
  • Calleen Art Award Finalist, Corwa Art Gallery, Cowra, New South Wales
  • Shimmer on the Bay, St Josephs College Exhibition, Walsh Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
  • I Love Art Exhibition, St Augustines School, Narromine, New South Wales
  • Fresh Arts, Dubbo Theatre and Convention Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales

2011

  • Finalist Calleen Acquisition Prize, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • Paper Pear Gallery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
  • Hill Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
  • Alchemy, Jayes Gallery, Molong, New South Wales
  • Art Unlimited Prize, Dunedoo, New South Wales
  • Fresh Paint, Red Door Gallery, Dubbo, New South Wales

2010

  • Michael Reid Gallery, Murrurundi, New South Wales
  • St Josephs Art Show, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
  • Newport Artworks, Newport Beach, New South Wales
  • Hill Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
  • Jayes Gallery, Molong, New South Wales
  • Finalist Calleen Acquisition Prize, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • Around The World, Fresh Arts Group Show, Macquarie Regional Library, Dubbo, New South Wales

2009

  • Finalist Morton Bay Art Awards, Strathpine, Queensland
  • Fresh Meat, Fresh Arts Group Show, Chop Art Shop, Milthorpe, New South Wales
  • Fairview Art Space, Mudgee, New South Wales
  • Jayes Gallery, Molong, New South Wales
  • Percy Street Gallery, Wellington, New South Wales
  • Wood for the Trees Fresh Arts Group Show, Dubbo, New South Wales
  • Winner Into the Drip Art Prize, Fairview Artspace, Mudgee, New South Wales

2008

  • Bowerhouse, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo, New South Wales
  • Fairview Artspace, Mudgee, New South Wales
  • Finalist Art Unlimited Prize, Dunedoo, New South Wales
  • Fresh Arts 08, Dubbo Regional Gallery – The Armaty Bequest, New South Wales
  • Finalist Calleen Acquisition Prize, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

2007

  • Expose, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo, New South Wales
  • Fresh off the Plains, Canowindra Art Gallery, New South Wales

2006

  • Visible, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbi, New South Wales
  • Fresh & Fruity, The Art Gallery Coonabarabranm New South Wales
  • Fresh & Fruity, Dubbo Regional Gallery, New South Wales
  • A Fresh Look, Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo New South Wales
  • Rigi Dige, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo, New South Wales

2005

  • Upstarts, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo, New South Wales
  • Save the Sumartran Tiger, Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales

Residences

  • 2015 Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove, New South Wales
  • 2014/15Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
  • 2013 Artist in Residence, Ashfield Council, Pratten Park, Ashfield, New South Wales
  • 2008 Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo Campus, New South Wales
  • 2006 Fresh Arts Residency, Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo, New South Wales

Associated Bodies

  • NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts), Member
  • Orana Arts, Member
  • Fresh Arts, Member
  • Viscopy, Member

Artist Run Initiative’s

  • 2015 – Current, Lara Scolari Gallery, Balmain, NSW – Gallery Director & Principal
  • 2014 – Current, Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, NSW – Director
Employment within Cultural Sector

  • 2007 – 2013 Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales (Arts Administration, Exhibition Installation & Education Officer)