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.

Born                   27.4.69


Education

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

Lecturing/education work

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

Awards

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