Visual artist Angela Lorenz (b. USA) resides in New England with annual stays in Bologna, Italy. Her watercolors, prints, multiples and artist’s books live in over 100 public collections in the US and abroad, and have been widely exhibited. She received a B.A. in fine arts and semiotics from Brown University, which included classes at RISD in graphics and glass and a year at the University of Bologna (DAMS).
Lorenz’s work is both in the permanent collections of and has been exhibited at major libraries and institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Clark Art Institute, the Portland Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, Houghton Library, The New York Public Library, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and The British Library, Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), the Getty, Harvard Art Museums, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, MASS MoCA, The Farnsworth Art Museum, and The Yale University Art Gallery, and Library of Congress
Teaching and critiquing engagements include Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Elson Artist in Residence at the Addison Gallery of American Art; Faculty Artist in Residence at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia; Adjunct Faculty, NYU; Faculty, Women’s Studio Workshop; Guest Critic, Graduate Program in Printmaking and Book Arts, University of the Arts; Visiting Artist, MFA Program in Art Practice, Stanford University; Visiting Artist in Applied Arts, Wellesley College; Visiting Artist, Colorado College; Visiting Critic, European Honors Program, RISD (Italy) and Summer Institute for Graphic Design Studies, RISD; Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna and Ravenna (Italy); Camberwell College for the Arts (UK).
Angela has lectured on her work in academic conferences and symposia at Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale and University of Pennsylvania and for named lecture series at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, John Carter Brown Library, Bowdoin College Library and Johns Hopkins University. Museum lectures include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Tufts University Art Gallery; Brooklyn Museum; Addison Gallery of American Art; Portland Museum of Art; Coburn Gallery; The Farnsworth Art Museum and MASS MoCA. She frequently gives public lectures at universities and public libraries across the US, and has been a speaker for many arts and bibliographic organizations, such as The Textile Study Group, New York; the St. Botolph Club, Boston; The Baxter Society, Portland; The Book Arts Guild, Seattle; the Bibliographical Press, New Haven and The International John Bunyan Society.
In 2019 the artist received the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Art of the Book by Center for Book Arts, New York.