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ABOUT

James Lai is a contemporary landscape painter based in Sydney, Australia. He sees the landscape as a theatrical play, with its range of elemental characters and the dynamism of movement, drama and mood.

 

Working in a figurative abstract style, the landscapes are a reflection of contemporary society, about the social causes of inclusion, diversity and climate action.

Achievements:

Finalist - Blacktown City Art Prize (2024)

Finalist - Sir John Sulman Prize (2023)

Finalist - Calleen Art Award 2023

Finalist (Commended) - Hawkesbury Art Prize (2023)

Finalist - Lethbridge 20000 Art Award (2023)

Finalist - Calleen Art Award (2022)

Finalist - Lethbridge 20000 Art Award (2022)

Finalist - Northern Beaches Environment Art and Design Prize (2021)

Finalist - Lethbridge 20000 Art Award (2021)

Finalist - SBS Portrait Prize (2021)

Finalist - Paddington Art Prize (2020)

Finalist - Gosford Art Prize (2020)

Finalist - Greenway Art Prize (2020)

Finalist - Little Things Art Prize (2020)

Finalist - SBS Landscape Prize (2020)

Finalist - Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award (2020)

Finalist - The Alice Prize (2020)

Finalist - Paddington Art Prize (2019)

Finalist - Hornsby Art Prize (2019)

Finalist - Blacktown City Art Prize (2019)

Finalist - Hawkesbury Art Prize (2019)

Solo exhibition (Woollahra Gallery, Sydney) 2024

Finalist exhibition (Art Gallery of NSW) 2023

Group exhibition (Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney) 2020

Group exhibition (Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin) 2020

Various national art prize finalist exhibitions 2019-2024

James is represented by the following galleries:

Day Gallery (Blackheath, New South Wales)

Lauriston Press Gallery (Kyneton, Victoria)

Satch and Co Gallery (Holbrook, New South Wales)

His works are held in private collections in Australia, Europe, US and Southeast Asia.

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