Paul Lorenz

Paul Lorenz

Buckeye, AZ, United States

About Paul Lorenz

Paul was born in Chicago and has lived and worked in Chicago; Berkeley, California, Paducah, Kentucky and now Buckeye, Arizona.

After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, he went on to study oil painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone and Irving Petlin) and the University of California, Berkeley.

Paul exhibits with numerous galleries in the USA and Europe. As a member of Pintura Fresca, an international group of abstract artists, he has exhibited worldwide, with past exhibitions in Australia, Singapore, Austria, England and Sweden. Paul had his first solo exhibition in Europe in 2009 at Galerie Daniel Vignal in Toulouse, France. Paul was the only US resident to participate in the historic Realites Nouvelles exhibition in Paris in 2012 and 2013.

Abstraction is not a style, but a state of mind...a way of thinking about action, time and circumstance, confidence and risk-taking, boldness and subtlety.
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Education

MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts in Music Composition (2019)

Extension Program, Painting, University of California, Berkeley, California

Studio Program, International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy

Studio Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Architecture degree, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Events

NEW STUDIO at Shaneland Arts, 301 E. Camelback in Phoenix, Arizona!

Squares and Gestures, a solo exhibition and performance of new works on mylar. Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona, August 16-September 20.

Linear Stream, a retrospective exhibition of line drawings at the Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois. November 16-December 21.
Artist Talk, November 17, 1-3
Sound Performance, December 16, 1-3

Participating in the Alba Music Composition Festival Program, May 26-June 4, 2018

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:
2019
Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona, August 16 to September 20
2018
Linear Stream, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois
2016
Geometric Abstraction, LuminArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2015
Personal Archaeology, Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington
2012
Line and Shadow, Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington Architecture and Moment, Center on Halsted, Chicago, Illinois
Color and Momentum, Homey Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2011
In One Day, Cortona Gallery, Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa
2010
After France, Homey, Chicago, Illinois
2009
Oil and Water, Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington
New Work, Galerie Daniel Vignal, Toulouse, France
New Work, Homey, Chicago, Illinois
2008
New Work, Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, Florida
Paper, Canvas and Panel, Homey, Chicago, Illinois
2007
New Work on Canvas, Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, Florida
Marks and Gestures, Hang, San Francisco, California
2005
New Work on Paper, Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque, New Mexico
2002
Running and Standing Still, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, California
On the Horizon, Hang, Palo Alto, California
2001
New Work, Hang, San Francisco, California

Select Group Exhibitions
2018
Brussels Accessible Art Fair, Belgium
2016
ART OSAKA, Galerie Bruno Massa, Osaka, Japan
2015
SELF Festival, Venice, Italy
2013
Aligned, DM Contemporary, New York City, New York World Wide West, the Hofburg Palace, Innsbruck, Austria
The Summer Show, DM Contemporary, New York City, New York Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France
2012
Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France
Pintura Fresca, MOP, Sydney, Australia
KY7 Biennial, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky
Unfolding Evolutions, Spazio Linea, Florence, Italy
2011
Pintura Fresca, Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Sweden (Stockholm)
The Summer Show, DM Contemporary, New York City, New York Faces of Abstraction, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
It’s a Fine Line/Obsession and Will, DM Contemporary,
New York City, New York
2010
N8:CHICAGo. Phantom Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
KY7 Biennial, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky
Pintura Fresca, Nothburga Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria
Art & Integration, Studio Artemisia, Palazzo della Podesta. Pescia, Italy
2009
Pinture Fresca, Holtzman Gallery, Towson University Towson, Maryland
Pintura Fresca, Knauer Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Artists for Peace Art Action Project, Istanbul Dolmabahce Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2008
Pintura Fresca, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California
Painterly Paintings: The Next Level, Art Museum of Los Gatos Los Gatos, California
Draw Me a River, Greene Contemporary, New York City, New York
2007
Pintura Fresca, Gallery 425, Slough, United Kingdom (London)
Pintura Fresca, artyfakt, Singapore
2006
Talent 2006, Allan Stone Gallery, New York City, New York
2005
Talent 2005, Allan Stone Gallery, New York City, New York
Kentucky National Biennial, Murray State University, Murray, KY
Water Tower Annual, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY
2004
Water Tower Annual, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY
ArtExpo.Mexico.04, Galeana 70, Centro, Morelia, Mexico
2002
Triennale International d’Art Contemporain, La Grande Arche, Paris, France
2001
Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy

Awards
2009
Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy Citta de Firenze Medal
2005
Kentucky National Biennial, Third Place Winner
2001
Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy Fifth Place Medal, Painting