Nancy Lorenz American, b. 1962


Nancy Lorenz is an artist whose work combines post-war abstraction with materials and techniques from Asian and Western craft traditions. The resulting tension that this talented artist creates in her works between traditional compositional concerns as well as the patterns that naturally occur in nature is the driving force in all of her works. Lorenz is an accomplished artist who is able to balance these ideas in order to create opulent works of striking beauty. Nancy Lorenz lived in Japan for five years and later worked as a restorer of lacquer antiques. She combines her knowledge and skills of Asian arts, materials, and craftsmanship to create unique artworks with highly refined and textural surfaces as is the case with our example. Her pictures evoke a timelessness as well as a feeling of limitless space, as the fireworks seem to extend beyond the painting’s surface. Layers of such various materials as mother-of-pearl, pigment, gesso, and shellac combine to create a stunning and visually dynamic creation.


2008 Cill Rialaig Artists Residency, Ireland

1998 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 PDX, Portland, Oregon

2009 PDX, Portland, Oregon

2008 Graham Gallery, New York, New York

2007 Chahan Galerie, Paris, France

2006 Graham Gallery, New York, New York

2006 PDX Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2004 Graham Gallery, New York, New York

2003 PDX Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2002 Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

2002 Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, New York

2001 PDX Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2000 Willoughby Sharp Gallery, New York, New York

1999 PDX Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1998 Galerie Verneuil Saints-Pères, Paris, France

1998 PDX Gallery, Portland, OR

1996 Aero Studios, New York, New York

1995 Aero Studios, New York, New York

1994 Helander Gallery, New York, New York

1994 Genovese Gallery South, New York, New York

1994 Aero Studios, New York, New York

1993 Aero Studios, New York, New York

1991 Kulturforum, Monchengladbach, Germany

1991 Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1990 Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1990 Willoughby Sharp Gallery, New York, New York

Selected Museums and Collections

Aero Studios, New York

Paul Allen

Jeffrey Bilhuber

The Boston Company

Rebecca & Yves Carcelle

Champion Paper, Ohio

Vice-President & Mrs. Cheney

Suzanne & Robert Cochran

Cindy Crawford

Diplomat Hotel, Florida

Tom Ford

Florence Freney

Hugh Freund

Nathalie de Gunzberg

Mariska Hargitay

Bruce Helander

Fred Hochberg & Tom Healy

Elton John

Nathan Lane

MIA Insurance, San Francisco

Thomas Maier, Bottega Veneta

Hotel Manadarin, New York

Miyako Hotel, Osaka, Japan

Chahan Minassian

Robert Moskowitz

Muscat Hilton, Oman

The New York Public Library

Hiltrud Newman

Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital, Portland

Thomas O'Brien, Aero Studios

Helga & Jon Olafsson

Judith Stern Peck

Peninsula Hotel, New York

Princess Cruise Lines

Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, New York

Republic Bank, Houston

San Diego State University

Senayan Hotel, Jakarta

Shanghai Ritz Hotel

Willoughby Sharp

Shinwa Medical Inc., Nagoya

Signal Company. La Jolla, California

Joel & Caryn Silver

Bill Sofield

SoHo Grand Hotel, New York

Solomon Brothers, New York

Susan Stoops

Camellia & David Sullivan

Donald Sultan

Beth de Woody

Yokohama Hotel, Japan

US Consulate / Istanbul

Mukesh Ambani

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