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Renuka Pillai

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Kandy, Sri-Lanka

Lives in
Laguna Woods CA

Works in
Laguna Woods CA


University of Montana, 1996, MA
Addis Ababa Fine Arts School, 1985, BFA

Representing galleries

traditional, modern, realism, conceptual, figurative, abstract, drawing, painting, arts-education mixed-media realism landscape modern traditional painting drawing abstract landscape traditional, arts-education mixed-media realism landscape modern traditional painting drawing abstract realism modern painting




My artwork is expressive and colorful, my goal is to give the viewer an emotional experience when viewing each painting.

My foundation in academic realism influences the recurrent themes in my work which may be landscapes, portraits, human figurative paintings or still life compositional arrangments employing realism as an unifying ideal.

Furthermore, I have worked in abstraction- working as a minimalist and then using symbolic derivatives as an abstract expressionist to explore broader narratives.

My work at times happens to show an impressionistic tendency.

The diverse subject matter addressed in my work is connected with a common regard for beauty, atmospheric tone and the timelesness of artistic expression.



Renuka was born in Kandy, Sri-Lanka. She joined the Addis Ababa Fine Arts School in 1981 and graduated in 1985 with a BFA.

She graduated from the University of Montana in 1996 with an MA in art.

She is a versatile artist.



Belongs to the Southern California Artists Association, The Saddleback Art League, Member of the Dana Point Artists Association- formerly the Niguel Artists Association.



Current Events:

"The Farmer's Market-From Field to Farm, Market to Table"  


Location: Segil Fine Art Gallery




110 West Lime Avenue


Monrovia CA 91016


Segil Fine Art welcomes the summer with our annual group show. Please join us this year for  "The Farmers Market-From Field to Farm, Market to Table." and incredible exhibit featuring market festivities depicted by over 70 artists. June 23- August 18 2012



Recent Exhibits

Renuka Pillai participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2011 Group Exhibit
484 North Gallery
Aug, 2010 Group Art Exhibit
484 North Gallery
Mar, 2010 Art Exhibit
San Juan Capistrano Regional Library
Feb, 2010 Infuse Your Life With Art
Infusion Gallery
Nov, 2009 SawDust Winter Art Festival, Laguna Beach, CA
Sawdust Art Festival
Oct, 2009 Tustin Old Town Art Walk in Orange County CA
Tustin Area Historical Society
Click here to see all exhibits for Renuka Pillai
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