Marie Lorenz: Travelogue

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Artist sitting in a small rowboat with abstract sculptures attached, rowing in a body of water in dim lighting.
Work by Marie Lorenz. image / provided
Two people with their backs to the viewer, standing next to a small row boat on a shore under dark grey skies. The person on the left is wearing a cape and the person on the right is wearing a hooded rain jacket and large backpack with an antena sticking out of it.
Work by Marie Lorenz. image / provided
Work by Marie Lorenz. image / provided Work by Marie Lorenz. image / provided


Marie Lorenz is a visual artist based in Brooklyn. In her ongoing project The Tide and Current Taxi, Lorenz takes participants through New York waterways in boats that she designs and builds, using tidal current to propel the boat. Recent solo exhibitions include Waterways at the Susanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College in Vermont, Ash Heap / Landfill at the Lupin Foundation Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Georgia, and Ezekia at Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Recent group shows include The Sorcerer's Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn at The Contemporary in Austin, Texas, and The Commuter Biennial produced with a grant from the Knight Foundation in Miami, Florida. Lorenz was recently awarded a Creative Capital grant for a project premiering in 2023, an opera set and performed along the Newtown Creek in New York City. Other residencies and honors include the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome in 2008 and a Harpo Foundation grant for her exhibition at Locust Projects in Miami in 2011. Lorenz received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Yale and is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in New York. 

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