Artist CV

Society of Scottish Artists – Professional Member
Studio visits welcome by appointment

Mentor – Society of Scottish Artists Mentoring Programme

Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

Jan 2023     Small Paintings, Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
Jan 2023     Postcard Exhibition, The Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
29th April – 1st May 2023   OPEN STUDIOS (part of Open Studios North Fife)


Dumfries and Galloway Art Collection
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

Solo Exhibitions

2022     ‘Recipe for a Miracle’, Solo exhibition at Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries, Scotland
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)

2022     Society of Scottish Artists 130th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2021     Royal Scottish Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition, Royal Academy of Scotland, Edinburgh
2021     ‘Revelation’, Theoartistry exhibition St. Andrews
2021     ‘Flower Show’, Heriot Gallery, Edinburgh
2020     ‘Bring in the Light’, Tatha Gallery, Newport, Scotland
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


Current – creative collaboration with poet/artist Rebecca Sharp
2021 – ‘Theoartistry’, Department of Divinity, St Andrews University, project bringing together visual artists and researchers to investigate the cognitive, psychological and theological implications of text-inclusive artworks.


BA Joint Hons Art & Art History, 2:1, Goldsmiths College, London 1992

Selected Publications / Press See ‘Blog’ for press articles and features.

Art Writing       See Doris Press

Kirsty Lorenz in her studio
Kirsty Lorenz, studio
Kirsty Lorenz, studio

Kirsty Lorenz in her studio, courtesy of The Courier © DC Thomson Ltd.
Studio/train station, courtesy of Gill Murray Photography.