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Hilary Lorenz
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Red Hook



ARTIST STATEMENT: Hilary Lorenz translates the physical and visceral experience of hiking remote landscapes into visual imagery that takes the form of prints, drawings and enveloping installations. Grounded in traditions of performance walking, Lorenz’s artwork is shaped by the space she passes through during long-distance runs and mountain climbing. Her drawings and prints function as visual mapping specific to each location: abstract, intuitive time-lines that mark a spatial journey of memory and change. As the artist describes, “When I am carving a linoleum block I relive each step that I walked or ran through a single knife-cut.” Even the act of operating a manual printing press supports her strong passion for simple physical repetition. Lorenz begins each artwork with a hike or trail run through the mountains. She has explored Adirondack State Park's numerous trails along with the mountains of New Mexico, Colorado, California, Australia, and Cameroon, Africa. Lorenz takes these wildlife explorations and turns them into room-size environment consisting of linoleum block-printed and cut paper that is collaged and layered to form mountain, animals and camp sites. Because the work documents her experiences, the artist is careful to portray only the mountains that she has hiked or climbed. The ink drawn animals serves as a record of Lorenz’s treks and simultaneously evokes a wilderness fantasy with bears, coyotes rabbits and moose. In this way, the artist attempts to represent a longing for solitude, quietness and rural moments in the big, bustling city.
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ARTIST RESUME:


EDUCATION
1991-93 Masters of Fine Arts, Printmaking and Multi-Media,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1990-1991 Masters of Arts, Printmaking and Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1983-1987 Bachelors of Science, Painting, Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, Michigan

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS *denotes museums
2016 Birding, 99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY
*Commission from Brooklyn Bridge Park
2016 My Own Private Wilderness, Resnick Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Lean-to me, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY
2014 Nomadic Geographies, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
2014 In the Spirit, Gallery at Pioneer Bluff, KS
2011 Tracing Nature, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Made in Tasmania, New Works Hilary Lorenz, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
2009 New Works on Paper by Hilary Lorenz, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008 The Essence of Nature; New Works on Paper by Hilary Lorenz, Pfizer, Inc., NY 2
2007 Traces of Nature, The Safe T Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005 The Fragrance Grifters, The Safe T Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Hilary Lorenz Drawing, ARAMONA Gallery, New York, NY
2002 The Psychology of Light and Color, Sara Nightingale, Watermill, NY

Group Exhibitions
2017 Cross Pollination, 516Arts, Albuquerque, NM
Curators: Valerie Royal and Aimee Gwynne Franklyn *commission
2016 *Communities West Print Exhibition, Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City MT
Curators: Sukha Worob and Andrew Rice
2015 Communities West Print Exhibition, Robert and Gennie DeWeese Gallery,
Bozeman, MT Curator: Sukha Worob
2015 Vinyl, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Curator: Curated by Anita Jung
2014 Influencers, Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ,
Curator: Curated by Sheila Goloborotko
2012 Group Exhibition, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,
Curator: Curated by Charlotte Mouquin
2010 Group Exhibition, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Small Works, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Salty: Tale of Three Sorrows, Collaboration w/Edith Abeyta,
El Camino College Gallery, CA
Traveling Print Exhibition, Millsap College, Jackson, MS, Curator: Sandra Murchison
2006 Summer ‘06 New Prints, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2005 Motion, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM Curator: Eileen Torpey
Dialogue, New York, Print Exhibition, Cite Internationale de Arts, Atelier Lacouriere-
Frelaut, Parsons, Paris France, Curator: Dominique Neyrod New York,
Dialogue, Paris, Print Exhibition, Center for Book Arts, New York, Long Island
University, Brooklyn, and Abrams Art Center, Curator: Maddy Rosenberg
2004 *11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition,
Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
Drift, Curator: Eileen Torpey, Red Hook, Brooklyn
She Said, Susan Teller Gallery, New York, Curator: Barbara Madsen and Lynne Allen
2003 *Cock-tails, Kim Bach + Hilary Lorenz, James C. Hormel GLBT Center,
San Francisco, CA Curator: Jim Van Buskirk
Drift, River Run Farm, Bedminster, NJ Curator: Eileen Torpey Rutgers University

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2016 National Seashore C-Scape Dune Shack Artist Residency, Provincetown, MD
2016 LMCC, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Process Space Residency,
Governors Island, NY
2014 Outpost Studios Residency, Matfield Outpost, KS
2013-14 Wave Hill Artist Residency, Bronx, NY
2011 Professional Development Grant, Art of Endurance-Cameroon, Africa,
2008 International Nature and Culture Resident, ARTSTasmania, Tasmania, Australia
2007-08 National Seashore C-Scape Residency for Art, Cape Cod, MA
2006-07 Printmaking Artist in Residence, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2000-3-4-6 Frans Masereel Printmaking Fellow, Frans Masereel Centrum voor Graphics,
Kasterlee, Belgium
2005 Artist in Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
2001 Fulbright Fellowship, Printmaking, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C
2000 Artist in Residence, Miskolci Museum of Contemporary Art Miskolci, Hungary
1998 Artist in Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI
1997 Special Editions Fellowship, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
1996 NEA/Mid Atlantic Individual Artist Fellowship – Works on Paper, Baltimore, MD
1995 Helen Stiles Scholarship, Manhattan Graphics, New York, NY
1993-95 Studio Scholarship, Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archive, Butte, MT
CU Boulder Permanent Print Collection, Boulder, CO
Nelson-Dunks Collection, Butte, MT
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Tasmanian National Archive, Tasmania, AU
Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
National Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung,Taiwan, R.O.C
National Institute of the Arts Museum, Taipei,Taiwan, R.O.C
Miskolci Museum of Contemporary Art, Miskolci, Hungary
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
Frans Masereel Centrum and Museum, Kasterlee, Belgium
Long Island University Library, Brooklyn NY
Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Hostos Center for Art and Culture, Bronx, NY
Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, New York
Elizabeth Foundation/Printmaking Workshop Foundation, New York, NY
Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY
University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois



 








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