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Checking progress on commission for UC Davis Medical CenterLorene Anderson is a painter interested in the manipulation of two-dimensional space: math, cosmology, physics and their relationship to biology inspire her work. She frequently pours paint, and more recently, employs gestural brushwork & carved squeegees to pull paint across surfaces creating linear, layered compositions. Born in Kansas just days after a major tornado, Lorene Anderson went on to spend her childhood in Ohio and West Virginia. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University of Ohio and her M.F.A. from U.C. Berkeley, where she received the Eisner Award for painting. Anderson’s work is held in various private and public collections, including the Berkeley Art Museum, UC Davis Health, Walnut Creek Public Library, Imagery Estate Winery Artists Collection. She has been exhibiting her work in museums and galleries internationally, including the Los Gatos Art Museum, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto Museum, and Sakai City Cultural Hall (Japan). She has completed residencies with the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts (New York) and La Porte Peinte Center for the Arts (France). In 2017, her paintings were included in a group exhibition of 16 Bay Area Women Abstract Painters. She recently completed two large painting commissions for the UC Davis medical campus. Lorene lives and works in Oakland, California. 

 

 

Education

MFA, Painting, University of California, Berkeley, California
BFA, Painting & Metalsmithing, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Cusp, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2017
Whirligig, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, California
Swirl and Roil, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, New York

2015
Landscape Multiverse, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2012
Weather Report, George Lawson Gallery at 201 California, San Francisco, California

2009
Invisible Cities: Recent Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2008
Oakland Museum of California Off-site, Gallery 555, Oakland, California
Oakland Art Gallery at Port of Oakland, Oakland, California

2007
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, California

2004
Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California

2001
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, California

1993
Napa Valley College Gallery, Napa, California

Group Exhibitions

2021
Quadrennial Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, (selected) Miami University Art Museum
REverb: Sensibilities of Sound & Resonance, Zero Station Gallery, Portland, Maine

2020
Gatherings: an Art & Poetry Based Project, Patricia Rovzar Gallery Seattle, WA &  Gail Severn Gallery Ketchum, ID
Working in Place, too, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, California
Grey Gray (Matter) : a global and postal social experiment, Divisible Projects, Dayton, Ohio

2019
Abstract Alchemy, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, California
On Common Ground: Works on Paper, VACI Galleries, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York

2017
About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California (catalogue)
Made in Paint, Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, Golden Colors, New Berlin, NY (catalogue)

2016
Xochi Solis, Anna Buckner, Lorene Anderson, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Airborne (Robert Hartman “Special Alumni Memorial” Exhibition), Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2014
quotidiæn, CelerySpace, Berkeley, CA & La Porte Peinte, Noyers sur Serein, France
Winter, Sloan Miyasato Fine Art, curated by Michelle Bello

2012
Paper, George Lawson Gallery, Culver City, CA
Bridge, Kyoto Museum, Kyoto, Japan, traveling to Osaka

2011
ArtPadSF, Mina Dresden Gallery , San Francisco, CA

2010
Factor XX, Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos, CA
Purview Per View (Amanda Hughen, Lorene Anderson, Marc Williams, Reed Danziger, Sarah Walker), DGSF Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Heather Brubaker
California Summer, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
Keepers, Skinner/Howard Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA, curated by Aaron Petersen (see SquareCylinder review)
Shasta College Art Gallery, Shasta, CA, curated by George Lawson
AquaArt Miami, George Lawson Gallery in Miami, FL

2008
PaperWORKS! Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA (curated by René de Guzman)
International Artists Small Exhibition, Gallery IROHANI, Sakai, Japan
Hare and the Hounds, Blue Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
workADay, Blankspace, Oakland, CA (co-curated with Lisa Solomon)
X-07: Directors’ Selection, MMGalleries, San Francisco, CA
The Little Show, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
Winterfest, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Art Auction
Fall Abstractions, Swarm Gallery at MobiTV
Moshi Moshi!, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Emerging West Coast Artists, Cooper Hook Studio, New York, NY

2006
Drawn, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California
Community Virology, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, California
Sketch, Memorial Union Art Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, California
Lorene Anderson, Cynthia Ona Innis, Charles Linder, Nils Nova, Transamerica building, San Francisco, California
Sakai City Cultural Hall, Sakai, Japan (catalogue)
Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
SFMOMA Art Auction 2006, SFMOMA, San Francisco, California (catalogue)

2005
Small Works, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California
Winterfest, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Art Auction
ArtSFest 2005 Arts Expo Gala, curated by GenArtSF, San Francisco, California
20th Annual Hospitality House Art Auction, Haley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Art of the Good Life, GenArt SF, San Francisco, California

2004
Emerge 2004, GenArt, San Francisco, California (curated by Paule Anglim, Martha Angus, Squeak Carnwath, John S. Weber)
ArtSFest Connect, curated by GenArtSF organized by ArtSFest, San Francisco, California
In the Mix, Nectar in collaboration with Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California
Interim, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California

2003
Bay Area Currents, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California, curated by James Elaine
Big Tree Project, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California

2002
Shikishi: Gifts of Art for the New Year, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
UC Berkeley, Art Alumni Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, California, (curated by Heidi Zuckerman, Dorothy Goldeen, Barbara Rogers)
Register This—Emerging Artists from the GenArtSF Artist Registry, Studio Z, San Francisco, California (curated by Erica Mohar)
Orange, ¡Hey!, Oakland, California (curated by Robert Ortbal & Emily Wilson)

2001
Wendy Sussman Memorial Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California

2000
Lucky 13, Nika Gallery, San Francisco, California, curated by Jenn Joy

1999
The Natural World Observed, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California (curated by Carrie Lederer)

1998
Lorene Anderson & Michele Theberge, The Make-Out Room, San Francisco, California
Gallery 319, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia

1996
30+ East Bay Painters, Oakland Coliseum, sponsored by the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

1996
Small, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, California
Histories and Legacies, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, California

1995
California Dreaming, The Bayfront Gallery, San Francisco, California (curated by Phil Linhares)
Countdown 2000, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California (curated by Lawrence Rinder)
Northwest Women, Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass, Oregon (catalog,)

1994
6 x 9, Victoria Room, San Francisco, California

1993
Bay Area Landscape Painting, Los Medanos Community College, Pittsburg, California
California Metal; An Invitational Survey of Contemporary Metalsmithing, Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Ca

1990
1990 MFA/UCB, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California (curated by Lawrence Rinder)

1988
The Anderson Winter Show, Anderson Fine Arts Center, Anderson, Indiana,
Ohio Designer Craftsmen Best of 1988, Columbus Cultural Center, Columbus, Ohio,
Metals, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Paintings, Drawings, Metals, Miami University1987
Metals 3, Miami University, Ball State University, and Purdue University

Selected Public & Private Collections

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
University of California, Davis Health
Rosewood, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Walnut Creek Public Library, Walnut Creek, California
Imagery Estate Winery Artists Collection, Glen Ellen, California
Richard & Roselyn Swig, San Francisco, California
SAP Inc.
Four Seasons Hotel
Landmark Waterfront, Bangkok, Thailand

Awards & Residencies

Finalist; University of California Davis Medical Center, new North Addition lobby, commission for two large paintings, Sacramento, CA 2019
Residency, The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, NY, 2016
Residency, La Porte Peinte Centre for the Arts, Noyers Sur Serein, France, 2014
Roselyn Schneider Eisner Award, U.C. Berkeley, 1990
Best of Show: American Association of University Women, Ohio Division, Creative Cultural Interests Project, 1988
Vada Beetler Award for Excellence, Ohio Designer Craftsmen ‘Best of 1988’
Postcard Award for Excellence, Ohio Designer Craftsmen ‘Best of 1988’
Pye Painting Scholarship, Miami University, 1987
Research Grant, Miami University, 1986. Continued in 1987
Third Place Regional Award for Painting, National Society of Arts and Letters, 1986

Bibliography

Mark Van Proyen, Lorene Anderson @ K.Imperial, SquareCylinder.com, March 6, 2021
Sarah Hotchkiss, Bay Area Artists on Challenges, Unexpected Victories in the Pandemic, KQED Arts & Culture, March 2021
Pair of luminous new paintings installed in the North Addition Lobby, UC Davis Health Newsroom, August 26, 2019
Phillip Hartigan, A View From the Easel, Hyperallergic, February 23, 2018 
Barbara Morris, About Abstraction @ Bedford, SquareCylinder.com, November 2017
Ashley Norwood Cooper, Made in Paint at Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, Delicious Line, April 13, 2017
“Looking Back: Art Palm Springs 2017”, Art and Cake, March 26, 2017
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, “In Conversation with Lorene Anderson”, August 2016
Morris, Elise, “Lorene Anderson \\ Studio Visit”, The Studio Work, September 2015
“Churning, Lorene Anderson”, Artsy Forager, April 15, 2015
SFMOMA on the Go/Submission Friday, Lorene Anderson, September 5, 2014
“Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century, A Study of Chance in Fine Art”, by J Coleman Miller and Ray Cabarga, 2012
Susan O’Malley. “Practice Makes”, Factor XX exhibition catalogue, 2010
“Purview Per View” at the DGSF gallery in San Francisco
, by EYESWOON, madeinslant.com, November 3, 2010
David Roth, “Keepers” @ Skinner/Howard, SquareCylinder.com, November 1, 2009
Shoka, Stuff it, Sacramento News & Review, October 8, 2009
Kathryn Arnold, San Francisco Art Galleries Openings First Thursday, ArtBusiness.com, August 6, 2009
Swan, Rachel, “workAday – Critic’s Choice”, East Bay Express, October-November 2007
Batey, Charla, “Work That Makes Art”, Oakbook, October 20, 2007
Diane Chin Lui, ‘Birth of Ideas: Exhibit Illustrates the Artistic Stream of Consciousness’, Davis Enterprise, March 9, 2006
Aaron Saltzman, Memorial Union Arts Gallery exhibits ‘Sketch’, The California Aggie, February 2, 2006
Robert Taylor, “The Big Tree Project”, Contra Costa Times, June 26, 2003
Dewitt Cheng, “Register This”, SanFranciscoArtMagazine.com, May 2002
Rodriguez, Juan. “‘Orange’ at ¡hey!”, Artweek, May 2002
Huddy, Melina, “Pushing the Limits”, Parkersburg Sentinel, 14 June, 2002
ZYZZYVA, Fall 1994
Reidel, Mija, METALSMITH, “California Metal”-Summer 1993

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Honored to be part of Root Division's 20th Annual Benefit Art Auction. Online bidding is happening right now!! The virtual live auction is Thursday, Oct 21. Got to see so much amazing artwork at Tuesday's preview. More info: @rootdivision
Citron, 2019, acrylic on panel, 20 x 20 inches
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Painting in Progress, Close Up. Monday morning inspection -- checking progress, deciding next steps. 6 x 6 ft #workinprogress, #acryliconcanvas
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Progress... getting close to the finish line. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches
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Up & at 'em. Loving the morning light in the studio.
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Making decisions, exploring options. Having a few double-sided paintings framed in different ways as I explore how best to display these double-sided, translucent paintings on synthetic paper. Synthetic paper on it's own is tricky to frame, and being painted on both sides makes attaching the artwork even trickier. Thanks Sheela @atthowefineartservices for your solutions & suggestions!⁠
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My studio is rarely this neat & tidy. Large #worksinprogress are in the back, 2 are almost finished. Dozens of newly mixed tubs of paint are organized by hue/medium & stacked on top of my rolling table. Enjoying the organization while it lasts!
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I'm honored to have this work included in the Miami University Art Museum's Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, opening today. I loved visiting the @miamiohartmuseum while an undergrad @miamiohcca so having my work chosen for this exhibit is a thrill (@miamiuniversity of Ohio!)⁠. ⁠

"Current and emeritus faculty of the Department of Art, along with selected alumni will be reunited again in the 2021 Quadrennial Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition." @miamialum ⁠Exhibit runs until December 11, 2021. Link in Bio. ⁠

artwork: Hypnagogia 1, 2020, double-sided painting, acrylic on matte, transparent Dural-lar, 12 x 9 inches⁠
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