GLORIA LORENZO – BIO
Gloria Lorenzo’s work reflects a profound versatility of mediums and depth of expression and expound on her desire to formally capture time, emotions and reality in an effort to provide form to the intangible, to that that cannot be contained. Her sculptures have evolved from primarily enameled clay objects to larger scale pieces that incorporate wood, metal, resins and other materials. Gloria’s use of evocative organic forms draws inspiration from her love of structure, textures and process.
Born in Cuba, Gloria graduated from the renowned San Alejandro Academy of Art in Havana. She quickly rose to the top of Cuba’s avant-garde exhibiting in the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Center for Design and Fine Arts and the Amelia Peláez Gallery among others.
Gloria left Cuba and emigrated to the United States in 1991. That year, she was featured in two solo shows in Spain at the Mayfair Villa Franca de Penedes and Sala del Ayuntamiento of Saint Sadurni in Barcelona. In 1994, Gloria was invited to participate at the prestigious International Latin American Art Fair in Brussels and at “7 x 7: Encuentros” at the Museo Ateneo in Caracas.
From 1993 to 1996, she was represented by Meza Fine Arts Gallery in Coral Gables and her work was featured in Art Miami ’94, ’95 and ‘96. Gloria has had solo exhibitions at the Metro Dade Cultural Center in 1997 and at the Cuban Museum of Miami in 1998.
In 2000 she participated in two group shows, at Fraga Fine Arts Gallery, “Virgenes” and “Two Ways/One Concept” and a solo show in 2003. Since 2004, Gloria has had yearly solo exhibitions at Imaginart Gallery in Miami. Her sculptures are part of the collections at the National Museum of Contemporary Cuban Ceramics in Havana, the Cultural Foundation in Quito, Ecuador and the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, FL.
Gloria currently lives and works in Miami. In addition to working with clay and acrylics, Gloria has executed site-specific installations and large-scale murals.