Lorene Anderson has been exhibiting her work in museums and galleries internationally, including the Los Gatos Art Museum (CA), Kyoto Museum & Sakai City Cultural Hall in Japan and La Porte Peinte Gallery in France. In 2014 she was an artist in residence at La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts in Noyers sur Serein, France, where her painting took on a new direction. Anderson received her B.F.A. from Miami University of Ohio and her M.F.A. from UC Berkeley, where she was awarded the Eisner Award for painting. Her work explores the manipulation of two-dimensional space and is a combination of concept and intuition. Anderson lives and works in Oakland, California. Small works by Lorene may be seen at La Porte Peinte, where they are included in the show quotidiæn.
I’m interested in random patterns, networks and self-automating systems and reinforce these explorations by mimicking these concepts in my paint application. I’ve been inspired by the rolling, striped fields and landscape of northern California, where I live, and most recently by the landscape of rural Burgundy, France where I spent a month as an artist in residence in 2014. A universal theme is macro vs. micro: I explore the relationship of seemingly opposite entities. Literature and mythology, as well as mathematical spatial configurations, cosmology, topology, physics, and their relationship to biology – both plant and animal – inform the work. Through painting, I try to find where all of these seemingly disparate interests intersect, what their common denominator is. The striped landscape is language to exploit, to work with and against. The paintings’ stripes mimic landscape, but I use the marks to bend space into a churning composition, referencing multiple spaces, realities, topology, subatomic particles, shifting light, sound waves.