Clarissa Lim is a recent graduate from Ilam School of Fine Arts at Canterbury University.

She currently lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.

Although she studied through the printmaking department, Clarissa has been painting since her final year of university. Her printmaking background is applied to the construction and development of her work. Paintings are the result of an in depth creative process which encompasses photography, collage and image manipulation. This unique process of picture making is individual to Clarissa and stands as the foundation of her creative outcomes. Her studio practice is an exploration of the natural world constructed from personal examinations. She is inspired by the organic beauty of the unfamiliar, strange and exotic and explores these concepts through painting to glorify their colour, texture and form. Her interest is to explore the ambiguous field in which the subject operates between figuration and abstraction.

Clarissa has been accepted to study a Master of Arts in Painting at the Royal College of Art. She will begin in September 2016.