Artist, engraver and printer born in Zárate, Bs. As. Province. She describes her profession as a second skin, and for many years has dedicated herself to teaching and trade practices. She is a Professor in charge of the Lithography research and experimentation workshop at the Ernesto de la Cárcova Museum. In 2011 Lorena was awarded the Tamarind Institute Scholarship of the University of New Mexico for specialization in lithography on aluminum. Then, in 2019, she was awarded a residency grant by the Kunstlerhaus foundation in Steindruck, Munich, Germany. Lorena currently co-directs AMA, a collaborative graphics studio for students and artists that is also a kind of international exchange forum intertwining and coordinating proposals from different workshops in Latin America.
The language of engraving and printed art is an infinite territory, I immerse myself in it and play, but I also investigate systematically with perseverance. Creating, teaching and functioning as a bridge define my work, in which the geography of the place I live appears—the banks of the Paraná de las Palmas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
My work is mostly based on nature and reflects a bit the landscape of the city I live in, crossed by water and river. The idea of interior and exterior landscape, crossed by femininity and translated into lines through the use of woodcut and lithography.
As a participant in future, my horizon was broadened to collaborative thinking that allowed me to explore other printable media such as the use of biopolymers. This exploration enabled me to think about my work in relation to its materiality.
1979 | Zárate, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Present | Postgraduate Studies, Ernesto de la Cárcova School of Fine Arts, Argentina
2002 | Professor of printmaking, National University of Arts, Argentina
2021 | Gráfica América, Museum of Engraving, Lima, Pérú
2021 | “Transformación la gráfica en desborde”, National Museum of Engraving, Argentina
2019 | Imaginärer Landkarten, Munich Künstlerhaus, Germany
2019 | “Gráfica América”, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), California, USA
2019 | Steindruck, Munich, Germany
2020 | Selected Artist, National Salon of Visual Arts, Argentina