Rainer Ciar (he/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and freelance illustrator and graphic designer living and working on Dharug Country (Western Sydney). Interested in internet and pop culture, gaming, and their own experiences of gender and youth, Rainer explores and plays with the tension between imagination, nostalgia, and isolation in their work. Their diverse practice includes sculpture and installation, illustration, writing and digital artmaking, playing with visibility and abstraction as they explore different topics.

    Rainer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW, and is a co-director at Pari, Parramatta. Their work has been exhibited at Pari, Kudos UNSW, and the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, and they have worked with ACE Parramatta.



2022    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW


2024    Knowing Me in the Quiet at The Bearded Tit, Redfern

2023    Mixed Business 4 at Pari, Parramatta
        Constellations with Pari at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Art Centre, Blacktown
        Exchange 23, ACE Parramatta, Parramatta
        Open World, Pari, Parramatta

2022    Unboxed / Lahtipakitud, Estonian House, Surrey Hills
        Dimension Door, Kudos Offsite Galleries, Randwick
        Mixed Business at Pari, Parramatta

2021    Dewdrops at The Waiting Room Project, Sydney Sexual Health Centre
        The Annual at UNSW Galleries, Paddington

2020    The Anti-Annual at Flow Studios 88, Newtown


2024    Slow Passages, Pari, Parramatta

2023    KIN, Pari, Parramatta


2023    Interview with Carina Cunha in Framework Collection #34 | Coalescence

2022    MAGICAL LEXICOGRAPHICAL in Framework Collection #35 | Mythic


2023    Co-Director, Pari, Parramatta
        Exchange 23, ACE Parramatta

2022    Studio Internship, Clay Sydney, Enmore & Marrickville


2023    Beading Workshop Facilitator, Leo Kelly Blacktown Art Centre, Blacktown
        Illustration Commissions (Pages 5 and 9), for Pride at Play Exhibition Catalogue, Sydney College of the Arts Project Space, Camperdown

2022    Dnd Workshop Facilitator, for Dimension Door Public Programming
        Studio Internship, Clay Sydney, Enmore & Marrickville
        Beading Workshop Facilitator, Pari, Parramatta
        Reading Performance, Fatal Crush X Framework Launch : Mythic, The Blackbox at UNSW, Paddington
        Artist Workshops, The Ropes at Pari

2021    Zine Fair, Scramble at Goodspace, Redfern