Hilary Lorenz is a Brooklyn, NY, and Abiquiu, NM-based artist. She makes large-scale printed and cut paper installations that revolve around her physical exploration and relationship with the natural world. Lorenz travels extensively to create ambitious local and international projects that draw from her experience and infatuation with frontier living.
Lorenz’s exhibitions include Moth Migration Project, Bundaberg, and Gympie Regional Galleries, Australia (2019), Sunbury Shores Art Center, and New Brunswick, Canada (2018). Flutter, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY, (2017), Call and Response, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2017), Cross Pollination, Albuquerque, NM (2017), Birding, Brooklyn Bridge Park Commission, Brooklyn, NY (2016) Lean-to me, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY (2015), Nomadic Geography, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2014), In the Spirit, Pioneer Bluff Gallery, KS (2014), MountainJourneys, Muriel Guépin Gallery, NY, NY (2011).
Her residencies and awards include TIDES Institute, Maine (2020); LMCC Governs Island, NY (2019-2020); Yukon Arts Centre Chilkoot Trail Residency, Parks Canada (2018); LMCC Process Space, Governors Island, NY (2016); National Seashore C-Scape Residency, Cape Cod, MA (2016 and 2008); ARTS Tasmania, Australia (2008); Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY (2006, 2007). Lorenz is a Fulbright Scholar and NEA Mid-Atlantic Fellow. Her artwork has been reviewed in NY Times, LA Times, Art in America, and Art on Paper. She received her MA and MFA from the University of Iowa in Printmaking and Intermedia. She was a tenured professor of visual arts at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. Still, She quit in 2021 to follow her dream of moving to NM and dedicating her time to building communities through making art.