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Lorene Anderson
updated: 01/16/2013
website: www.loreneanderson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Source
Matrix
Cluster
Reticulum
Vortex
Sifter
Plexus
Station
Transference
Collapse
Reflex Action
Reflex Arc
Zobeide
Baucis
Octavia
 
Portfolio Keywords:  process, conceptual, science, systems, surreal
 
 
Source by Lorene Anderson
Source
ink on paper
2010
20 " x  26 " 
Matrix by Lorene Anderson
Matrix
ink on paper
2010
20 " x  26 " 
Cluster by Lorene Anderson
Cluster
ink on paper
2010
20 " x  26 " 
Reticulum by Lorene Anderson
Reticulum
ink on paper
2010
20" x  26" 
Vortex by Lorene Anderson
Vortex
ink on paper
2010
20" x  26" 
Sifter by Lorene Anderson
Sifter
ink on paper
2010
20" x  26" 
Plexus by Lorene Anderson
Plexus
ink on paper
2010
26" x  40" 
Station by Lorene Anderson
Station
ink on paper
2007
14" x  17" 
Transference by Lorene Anderson
Transference
ink on paper
2007
11" x  14" 
Collapse by Lorene Anderson
Collapse
ink on paper
2007
11" x  14" 
Reflex Action by Lorene Anderson
Reflex Action
ink on vellum
2006
24" x  36" 
Reflex Arc by Lorene Anderson
Reflex Arc
ink on vellum
2006
24" x  36" 
Zobeide by Lorene Anderson
Zobeide
mica, casein & acrylic on panel
2006
12" x  12" 
Baucis by Lorene Anderson
Baucis
mica, polymer, acrylic on canvas
2008
60" x  72" 
Octavia by Lorene Anderson
Octavia
casein, acrylic, ink, mica on canvas
2009
72" x  80" 

Artist Statement
I'm interested in random patterns, networks and self-automating systems and reinforce these explorations by mimicking that concept in my paint application. I let ink and paint travel across wet areas creating a webbed effect, or let different mediums merge, feather into each other or totally repel one another. Patterns emerge that resemble nerve, network or tree branch designs. I spray water and ink, or drop inked marbles onto paper and let them move freely; the ink marks record the kinetic energy of the marbles, water spray and/or the paper’s support. In effect, the paint and marks are organizing themselves according to chance, chemical and physical properties. Thinking about cities as a type of self-automating system led me to my current series of abstract paintings that explore the concept of organized networks versus chaotic patterns.

Chance, gravity and physics control the shape, direction, and distribution of ink and paint. The density of runs and drips builds volume and creates space much like cells or atoms. Interested in unexpected compositions, I engage various media to create a stable instability. I experiment with opposites: loud vs. quiet, fast vs. slow, chaos vs. order.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo & 2-Person Exhibitions
2012 Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, SF, CA
2009 
Invisible Cities: Recent Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, SF, CA
2008 Oakland Museum of CA @ Gallery 555, Oakland, CA
Oakland Art Gallery @ Port of Oakland, CA
2001 & 2007 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, SF, CA
2004 Tangent Contemporary Art, SF, CA
1993 Napa Valley College Gallery, Napa, CA

Group Exhibitions

2012  Paper, George Lawson Gallery, Culver City, CA
Bridge, Kyoto Museum, Kyoto, Japan
2010 California Summer, George Lawson Gallery SF, CA
FactorXX, Los Gatos Museum, Los Catos, CA
2009 Keepers, Skinner Howard Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2008 PaperWORKS! Marin MOCA, Novato, CA, curator: René de Guzman
2007 workADay, Blankspace, Oakland, CA
X-07: Directors’ Selection, MMGalleries, SF, CA
The Little Show, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
Moshi Moshi!, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2006 Community Virology, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA
Sketch, Memorial Union Art Gallery, UC Davis, CA
Sakai City Cultural Hall, Japan
2005 Small Works, Oakland Art Gallery, CA
2004 Emerge 2004, GenArt, SF, CA
2003 Bay Area Currents, Oakland Art Gallery, CA, curator: James Elaine
Big Tree Project, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2002 UCB Alumni, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA curator: Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
1999 Natural World Observed, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1995 Countdown 2000, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA curator: Lawrence Rinder

Education
MFA, University of CA, Berkeley
BFA, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Honors
Eisner Award, U.C. Berkeley

Bibliography
Roth, David, "Keepers @ Skinner/Howard", SquareCylinder.com, November 1, 2009
Swan, Rachel, "workAday - Critic's Choice", East Bay Express, October-November 2007
Batey, Charla, "Work That Makes Art", NovoMetro, October 20, 2007
Diane Chin Lui, 'Birth of Ideas: Exhibit Illustrates the Artistic Stream of Consciousness', Davis Enterprise, March 9, 2006
Robert Taylor, “The Big Tree Project”, Contra Costa Times, June 26, 2003
Dewitt Cheng, “Register This”, SanFranciscoArtMagazine.com, May 2002
Rodriguez, Juan. "'Orange'", Artweek, May 2002
ZYZZYVA, Fall 1994