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 artist moving image festivals, galleries and site-specific locations.


Education

MA, Fine Art, Chelsea College Of Art, London, 1997- 98
BA, Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, Hampshire, 1987 – 90


Selected Exhibitions/ Screenings

Current/ Up and coming

From A to B via C, Cultivator, Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall, 2019
Sol Force, Tremenhere Sculpture Garden, Cornwall, 2019
Watery Adventures in film, The Acorn, Penzance Cornwall, 2019

Past

Gloria, Video installation commissioned by Project Base, BASH, London
The Drawing Show, Drawing in Embrace, The Exchange, Penzance.
Mined, 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
Tango  Privado, live art, Provisional Newlyn, Newlyn Art Gallery
Landings,Trebah  gardens, 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
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 – 2019 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  

Awards

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