Hari Lualhati is a full-time artist who is permanently based in Cape Town, South Africa. She prefers her latest artworks to be called as “SOULWORKS” because they are a direct connection to her soul. Her figurative subject being accompanied by animals and nature shows that we are all connected. Hari’s soulworks harmoniously combine impressive realism with fine details, amazing expressionism with her techniques and symbolism that unfolds a story behind elements used. Her soulworks are mirrors of golden life lessons, Aha Moments and realizations that the artist aims to preserve and share to others. These soulworks are not only a delight to the eyes, their messages immediately connects to the heart and leaves an unforgettable experience.
Hari was born on February 12, 1985. At a very young age, she already showed interest in art. She has been a consistent school representative for Art Competitions and consistently been awarded as “Artist of the Year” during high school.
Year 2006, Hari finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, Diliman - with honors (Cum Laude). She worked in Philippines, Hong Kong, Shenzhen China, and South Africa as a graphic artist, product designer, illustrator, and painter.
Hari’s received numerous awards from different International Art Competitions including: Art Renewal Center’s International ARC Salon 2014 - 2017 (USA), Marco’s Art Emporium- Return to Realism Art Competition 2019– 1st Place (South Africa), Drawing From Observation Art Competition 2019 – 1st Place (South Africa), TheArtList’s 2nd Place Winner 2020 (USA), Art Olympia 2019 (Japan), Figurativas Competition 2017 (Spain), World Wide Kitsch Competition (USA), Beautiful Bizarre Magazine – Artist on the Rise Award 2017 (Australia), The Palm Art Award Certificate of Excellence (Germany), Living Portrait Master – 2nd Prize 2017 (South Africa), “Arte Dinamica” from Grifio Art Gallery 2016 (Rome), American Art Awards 2014 – 1st Place (USA).
Hari has been featured and been on the cover of different Art Magazines and Publications: Michelangelo Magazine - August 2020 Issue (South Africa), South African Artist Magazine – November 2019 Issue, Cover of VIVAMag 2019 (Italy), Infected by Art Volume 8 Year 2020 and Volume 7 Year 2019 (USA), Your Best Painting Art Book published by European Museum of Modern Art and Artelibre 2020 (Spain), Marvelous Art Magazine 2020 (Turkey), ARS-MAGISTRIS Magazine Art 2020 (Italy), International Realism Catalogue ARC(USA), GuiadeArte Leonardo (Spain), Wall Street International 2018, Into The Void 2017 (Ireland), PSIKEART 2017 (Turkey), Contemporary Art Collection Book 2016 (Rome), Cover of Close to Art 2014 (France), Miroir 2014 (USA), Cover of INSIGHT MAGAZINE for year 2013 and 2017.
Year 2015, Hari has been selected to represent South Africa in one of the largest juried exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe with Chief Curator Wolfgang Gramm – the NordArt Exhibition in Germany. Year 2018, she had an exhibition in the prestigious MEAM - European Museum of Modern Art where her artwork has been sold to a private collector in Europe. Her artworks have been exhibited in Philippines, HongKong, South Africa, Italy, Germany, Armenia, Ukraine, Spain, Prague, and USA.
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