Renata Pari-Lewis

Born 1975, Czechoslovakia
Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs


Growing up in Czechoslovakia I inherited a strong cultural tradition which remains central to my artistic expression. 

Renata Pari-Lewis studied fine art in London before completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (printmaking) and a Master of Fine Arts (drawing) at the National Art School, Sydney.

Interested in exploring the images and cultural references that have survived the personal transition from her childhood, Renata addresses notions of home, cultural identity, tradition and the estrangement from these through visual art.

Moving to London in her teens and then moving to Australia in her twenties, she became fascinated with the relationship between stories and characters, their emotional landscape, and the physical landscapes they exist in. This extends to the theatre, the gallery, the cinema or the novel – all these are constructed spaces that both carry cultural meanings and influence the meanings being created. 

Renata's Masters project developed theatrical installations containing drawings, paintings, soft sculptures and found objects. Over the last decade however, her focus has moved to painting and mixed media. The spaces previously filled with human presence have become people-less. Not unlike theatre, her pictures become sets in which inanimate objects move and interact; an exploration of still life and landscape painting and the points at which they intersect.

Rather than depicting landscape per se, Renata's intention is always to find the way a particular physical environment, be it interior or exterior, natural or constructed, shapes the emotional experience. Her challenge is to push the boundaries of what can be translated from the particular to the general, the personal to the universal.


\ Artworks

Between light and seeing

2018 \ Acrylic on board \ 60 x 75cm


2020 \ Acrylic on board \ 60 x 75cm


Harmony in red

2022 \ Acrylic on polyester \ Framed: 158 x 125.5


Just So

2020 \ Mixed media on board \ 61 x 66cm

Love and Forgetting

2022 \ Mixed media on polyester \ 92 x 102cm


2022 \ Acrylic on polyester \ Framed: 164 x 129cm


2018 \ Acrylic on board \ 60 x 75cm


Out of the night

2013 \ Mixed media on board \ 50 x 50cm


2020 \ Acrylic on canvas on board \ 120 x 120cm


2022 \ Mixed media on board \ Framed: 53 x 43cm

This is all

2022 \ Acrylic on canvas \ 42 x 52cm



2020 \ Oil on board \ F. 25 x 32.5cm

Untitled III

2018 \ Gouache on paper \ 15 x 20cm


Untitled IX

2018 \ Gouache on paper \ 15 x 15cm

Untitled Landscape

2021 \ Oil on board \ 12.7 x 22.86cm


Untitled V

2018 \ Gouache on paper \ 15 x 20cm


Untitled X

2018 \ Gouache on paper \ 15 x 15cm


Us Versus them

2018 \ Acrylic on board \ 60 x 75cm

silent observer

2022 \ Acrylic on board \ Framed 53.5 x 43cm


\ Exhibitions featuring Renata Pari-Lewis

Renata Pari-Lewis

familiar, unfamiliar

4 May — 21 May 2022


Group Exhibition

14 August — 28 August 2021

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021


Group Exhibition

16 December 2020 — 16 January 2021

Renata Pari-Lewis


24 November — 5 December 2020

Contact Us

to find out more about Renata Pari-Lewis.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm