Paul Lorenz

BIOGRAPHY

Paul was born in Chicago and has lived and worked in Chicago, Berkeley, California and now Paducah, Kentucky. After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago with a degree in architecture, he went on to study oil painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone and Irving Petlin) and the University of California, Berkeley. After winning a fifth place medal for painting at the Florence Biennale in 2001, Paul developed classes in abstraction for the MFA program for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he currently teaches through their cyber-campus. Paul is a member of Pintura Fresca, an international group of abstract painters, exhibiting worldwide. Paul had his first solo exhibition in Europe at Galerie Daniel Vignal in Toulouse, France in 2009.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2012 Line and Shadow, Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington
2011 In One Day, Corrtona Gallery, Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa
2010 After France, Homey, Chicago, Illinois
2009 Oil and Water, Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington
2009 New Work, Galerie Daniel Vignal, Toulouse, France
2009 New Work, Homey, Chicago, Illinois
2007 New Work, Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, Florida
2007 Paper, Canvas and Panel, Homey, Chicago, Illinois
2006 New Work on Canvas, Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, Florida
2006 Marks and Gestures, Hang, San Francisco, California
2004 New Work on Paper, Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque, New Mexico
2003 Running and Standing Still, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, California
2003 On the Horizon, Hang, Palo Alto, California
2002 New Work, Hang, San Francisco, California

​COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

​ 2012 Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France
2011 Pintura Fresca, Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Sweden (Stockholm)
2011 The Summer Show, DM Contemporary, New York City, New York
2011 Faces of Abstraction, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
2011 It's a Fine Line/Obsession and Will, DM Contemporary, New York City, New York
2010 N8:CHICAGo. Phantom Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2010 KY7 Biennial, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky
2010 Pintura Fresca, Nothburga Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria
2010 Art & Integration, Studio Artemisia, Palazzo della Podesta. Pescia, Italy
2009 Pinture Fresca, Holtzman Gallery, Towson University, Towson, Maryland
2009 Pintura Fresca, Knauer Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania
2009 Artists for Peace Art Action Project, Istanbul Dolmabahce Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2008 Pintura Fresca, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California
2008 Painterly Paintings: The Next Level, Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, California
2008 Draw me a River, Greene Contemporary, New York City, New York
2007 Pintura Fresca, Gallery 425, Slough, United Kingdom (London)
2007 Pintura Fresca, artyfakt, Singapore
2006 Talent 2006, Allan Stone Gallery, New York City, New York
2005 Talent 2005, Allan Stone Gallery, New York City, New York
2005 Water Tower Annual, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, Kentucky
2005 Kentucky National Biennial, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
2004 Water Tower Annual, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, Kentucky
2004 ArtExpo.Mexico.04, Galeana 70, Centro, Morelia, Mexico
2002 Triennale International d'Art Contemporain, La Grande Arche, Paris, France
2001 Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy

AWARDS

​2009 Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy - Città di Firenze Medal
2005 Kentucky National Biennial, Third Place Winner
2001 Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy - Fifth Place Medal, Painting