Society of Scottish Artists – Professional Member
Current / Forthcoming Exhibitions
3rd September – 2nd October 2021 ‘Flower Show’, group exhibition at The Heriot Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh
23rd & 24th October 2021 Open Studio at Ladybank Railway Station, Fife
August 2022 Solo exhibition at Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries, Scotland
Works also currently available from The Morningside Gallery, The Scottish Gallery and The Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Studio visits welcome by appointment
Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS – 100 Flowers Project
Royal Bank of Scotland
Applecross Property Development
Lothian Healthcare NHS Trust
Private collections in UK, Europe and USA.
Awards and Grants
2021 – VACMA Award for Research and Development of new work, including research at Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh
2015 – The Meffan Gallery and Museum Solo Exhibition Award
2014 – ‘Next Steps’ Award for research and development of new work and mentoring, from FCAC
2013 – Artist Opportunity Grant from FCAC for a research trip to the Outer Hebrides
2013 – Business Gateway, Create in Fife Grant – funding towards a new website
2010 – Artist Award, Fife Council
2009 – Railway Heritage Trust, Fife Business Gateway – grants towards studio/renovations project at Ladybank Station
2008 – Artist Award, Fife Council
2005 – Hope Scott Trust award to visit specialist plant nursery in Germany that import a rare Peony called Rockii from China for a series of paintings and prints
BA Joint Hons Art & Art History, 2:1, Goldsmiths College, London 1992
Selected Publications / Press See ‘Blog’ for press articles and features.
2019 ‘Poesis’, Solo Exhibition at Resipole Studios, Strontian, 17th May – 28th June. See Blog post.
2018 ‘The Blessing of the Rain’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2017 ‘Floresce’ – Solo Exhibition, The Meffan Gallery and Museum, Angus, and Montrose Museum, Angus
Recent Exhibitions (Selected)
2019 ‘Time Spent Amongst Trees’, The Meffan Gallery and Museum, Forfar. A group exhibition of work by Society of Scottish Artists Professional Members, co-curated by Kirsty Lorenz and SSA President Sharon Quigley. See Blog post.
2019 ‘Back to the Drawing Board’, group exhibition at Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, 31st May – end July
2019 ‘Palimpsest’, group exhibition with Society of Scottish Artists, An Lantair Gallery, Outer Hebrides
2019 The Scottish Exhibition, group exhibition, Panter and Hall Gallery, London
2018 OPEN VAS & SSA Together, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
2018 Fabriano en Aquarello, Fabriano, Italy
2018 AAF, Panter and Hall, London
2017 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 175th Anniversary Exhibition
2017 Scottish Exhibition, Fabriano-inaquerello, Italy
2017 ‘Roots and Wings’, 3 person show with Ade Adessina & Freya Payne, Tatha Gallery, Dundee
2016 ‘Flora Depicta’, Group exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2016 Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Annual Open Exhibition, Glasgow
2016 Society of Scottish Artists Annual Open Exhibition, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
2016 ‘Exquisite Corpse’, Group exhibition, Society of Scottish Artists, St. Andrews Museum, Fife
2015 SSA Annual Exhibition, The Academy, The National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Kirsty Lorenz in her studio, courtesy of The Courier © DC Thomson Ltd.
Studio/train station, courtesy of Gill Murray Photography.