Artist CV

Society of Scottish Artists – Professional Member

Current / Forthcoming Exhibitions
Summer 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

Collections

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

2020 – 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

Education

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

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

Solo Exhibitions

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
Kirsty Lorenz, studio
Kirsty Lorenz, studio

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