Amanda Lorens is a visual artist based in Cornwall, England. She has a master’s degree in fine art from Chelsea College of Art, London. Her current work incorporates single screen moving image, video installation and live art. She has been showing extensively since 1990 both in the UK and internationally, including showing at the Tate Gallery, St Ives. She makes work for artist moving image festivals, galleries and site-specific locations.
1997-98 MA, Fine Art, Chelsea College Of Art, London
1987-90 BA, Fine Art, Winchester School of Art
1985-87 Diploma, General Design, Cornwall College
Selected Exhibitions/ Screenings
2019 Sol Force, Tremenhere Sculpture Garden, Cornwall
2010 Gloria, multi screen video installation, London. Commissioned by Project Base.
2008 The Drawing Show, live tango generated drawings, The Exchange, Penzance.
2008 Mined, multi channel audio installation. Commission for East Pool Mine, Cornwall
2008 Buenos Aires Social Club, Transition, Newlyn Art Gallery
2007 “Move”, Goldfish at Vyner Street, London
2007 Live Art Falmouth, Audible Embrace,
2007 Museum in the park, Stratford park, Stroud
2007 Tate Gallery, St Ives. Art Now Cornwall.
2007 Stroud Valleys Artspace, Some Vacant Accommodation
2006 Outsider, Artist’s video, “Close embrace”, site specific video and sound installation. Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, Cornwall
2006 Tango In Transit, live art, sound installation presented by In Transit
Mobile Art Projects and showing as part of Tract Live Art
Programme co-curated by Newlyn Art Gallery and Art Surgery
2006 Tango Privado, live art, Provisional Newlyn, Newlyn Art Gallery.
2005 Landings,Trebah gardens, Cornwall, a site related sound and visual installation.
2005 Awning project, Bristol
2004 Vertigo, video, sound, text and live art installation in collaboration with four other artists from various disciplines. Newlyn Art Gallery
2003 Transitions,” Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat”, Video, sound and live art installation at Newlyn Art Gallery
2003 Wish You Were Here, a touring exhibition of art works in suitcases, commissioned by PALP
2002 Field of Vision.Tremenhear,Cornwall. Micro world, a site specific multi media installation from a 3 week residency.
Commissioned by PALP
2002 Stroud valleys Arts Space, Swallow, Video installation,
2002 Blinc, video works, G39, Cardiff
2001 PALPitations – Site Specific installation at The Exchange, Cornwall, a PALP presentation
2001 Transition Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
2000 Margherita. Arts Council YOTA residency.
Mobile video installation on a touring pizza van, touring 6 locations In Cornwall, Collaborating with Tessa Garland.
2000 Shed Site-specific installations at Boscathnoe Farm Cornwall, A PALP presentation.
2000 Breeze 2, Site Specific Installation in beach huts at Cleavelys, Lancashire, Commissioned by Wyre Borough council.
1999 Tate Gallery, St Ives, Dark as light – Site specific multi-media Installation.
Commissioned by St Ives International for Tate Gallery, St Ives.
1998 Chelsea College of Art, London
1998 Pumphouse Gallery, London
1997 Plymouth Arts Centre, Sculptural objects
1990 – 20019 Freelance arts educator, in colleges, galleries and schools through out England. Specialising in Video, animation, sculpture and mixed media workshops.
Residencies, research and other art related work
International research Rio, Brazil,
Advisor for the Arts Council, ALIAS, Artist Led Initiative Advisory Service.
International research, Delhi, India, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, Artists and Artist led Organisations.
International research, Tirana, Albania. Setting up exchange exhibition Tirana/Cornwall.
Board member, Creative Skills Consortium, objective one.
International research, Bologna, Italy. Setting up site-specific exchange exhibition between Bologna and Cornwall.
Participating artist, SCIart forum, Tate St Ives, “Certainly, Probably, Maybe”: Medical and artistic judgment under conditions of uncertainty.
Joint organiser, ALIAS seminar: Flashpoint: “Artist Taking The Initiative”. Acorn Theatre, Penzance.
Founding member and co directorof PALP (Penwith Artist Led Projects).Co-curating, project managing, international research.
Right Here Right Now. South West Arts YOTA conference, Watershed, Bristol. Showcase of “Margherita”.
Artist mentoring, creative skills, cornwall
Lab culture, Digital residency, run by PVA and Art Sway,The New Forest, Hampshire
2018/19 Cultivator, mentoring award and skills development
2009 Project Base, commission, art installation
2007/08 CSC, audio surround sound
2006 CSC, audio training
2002/03 CSC, video post-production
2002 Regional arts Lottery Programme award
2002 Arts Council SW, Travel award, International research (Albania)
2002 Arts Council SW, Individual artist award,
2002 Arts Council SW SEEDS, research award (Italy)
2001 Penwith District Council, exhibition award
2001 South West Media Development Agency, exhibition award
2001 Millennium Awards for all, National Lottery Grant
2000 Arts Council SW, Year Of The Artist Award
2000 Arts Council SW, ALIAS, research Grant
1997 British Academy Award
1997 South Square Trust Award