Amanda Lorens is a visual artist based in Cornwall, England. She holds 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 experimental film festivals, artist moving image exhibitions, galleries and site-specific locations.
MA, Fine Art, Chelsea College Of Art, London, 1997- 98
BA, Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, Hampshire, 1987 – 90
Selected Exhibitions | Screenings
Helios Poetry film festival – Video art/poetry films – Mexico City, Mexico, 2020
Visions in the Nunnery – Exhibition of artist moving image/video art – Nunnery Gallery, London, UK, 2020
On Art Film Festival – Screening in 10 cities around Poland – Locations include Warsaw National Museum, Poland, 2020
Short Film Factory – SHORT To The Point international short film festival – Showing in over 20 locations around the world, including 5 countries in Europe, 5 cities in USA and 5 cities in Romania, 2020
PLAY, Daisy Laing Gallery, Penzance, 2019
From A to B via C, Cultivator, Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall, 2019
Sol Force, Tremenhere Sculpture Garden, Cornwall, 2019
Water in film, The Acorn, Penzance, Cornwall, 2019
Gloria, Video installation commissioned by Project Base, BASH, London
The Drawing Show, Drawing in Embrace, Live art performance, The Exchange Gallery, Cornwall.
Mined, surround sound audio installation commission for East Pool Mine, Cornwall
Buenos Aires Social Club, Transition, Newlyn Art Gallery
Move, Goldfish at Vyner Street, London
Live Art Falmouth, Falmouth School of Art
Museum in the park, Stratford park, Stroud
Art Now Cornwall, Tate Gallery, St Ives.
Some Vacant Accommodation, Stroud Valleys Art Space, Stroud
Outsider Artist’s Moving Image, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, Cornwall
Tract Live Art, Tango In Transit, commissioned by In Transit
Mobile Art Projects, Programme co-curated by Newlyn Art Gallery and Art Surgery, Cornwall
Tango Privado, live art, Provisional Newlyn, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
Landings,Trebah gardens, Famouth, Cornwall,.
Awning project, Bristol
Vertigo, multi media installation, collaboration with four other artists, Newlyn Art Gallery
Wish You Were Here, touring show of art works in suitcases, commissioned by PALP, various locations
Transitions,”Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat”, Newlyn Art Gallery
Field of Vision, Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall
Swallow, Video installation, Stroud valleys Arts Space, Stroud
Blinc, Artist moving image, G39, Cardiff
PALPitations, PALP, Site Specific installation at The Exchange, Cornwall
Right here Right Now, YOTA showcase, Watershed, Bristol
Margherita. Arts Council, Year of the Artist, touring show, 6 locations Including Eden Project and
Watershed Bristol,(Collaboration with Tessa Garland)
Shed, PALP, Site-specific installations, Boscathnoe Farm, Cornwall
Breeze 2, Site Specific Installation, Cleavelys, Lancashire
Dark as light – Site specific multi-media Installation commissioned by St Ives International for
Tate Gallery, St Ives
Chelsea College of Art, London
Pumphouse Gallery, London
Sculptural objects, Plymouth Arts Centre, Devon
Lecturing | Teaching work
1990 – 2020 – Freelance art teaching/lecturing/projects, in colleges, galleries and schools throughout England, Specialising in Video, animation film-making, sculpture and mixed media art workshops. Inc. visiting lecturer at Wimbledon School of Art, London and lectures and workshops at Tate, St Ives.
Residencies, research and other art related work
Artist in residence, La Joya, Andalucía, Spain
International research Rio, Brazil,
Advisor for the Arts Council, ALIAS, Artist Led Initiative Advisory Service.
International research, Delhi, India, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, curating.
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. Arts Council YOTA conference, Watershed, Bristol. Showcase of Margherita
Artist mentoring, creative skills, Cornwall
Lab culture, Digital residency, run by PVA and Art Sway, Hampshire
Cultivator, mentoring award and skills development 2018/19
Project Base, commission, art installation, 2009
CSC, audio surround sound, 2007/08
CSC, audio training, 2006
CSC, video post-production, 2002/03
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) 2002
Penwith District Council, exhibition award, 2001
South West Media Development Agency, exhibition award, 2001
Millennium Awards for all, National Lottery Grant, 2001
Arts Council SW, Year Of The Artist Award, 2000
Arts Council SW, ALIAS, research Grant, 2000
British Academy Award, 1997
South Square Trust Award, 1997