Artist Biography

Louisa Lorenz was raised in California’s Central Valley around farming and agriculture. Growing up in an artistic household, she was engaged in the arts throughout her youth. She began painting murals in high school to pay her way through college. Louisa graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where she studied painting under nationally recognized artist, Leon Parson. Louisa is enjoying her ongoing experimentation with oil paints to continue finding and “becoming more me”. Currently, she is found painting outdoors from life, in and around Bountiful, Utah where she now resides with her sweet husband.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Select Honors & Awards 

2023, Honorable Mention & Purchase Award – Spring City Plein Air, Spring City, UT

2023, 1st Place – Holladay Plein Air – Relic’s Gallery, Holladay, UT

2023, 2nd Place – Capitola Plein Air 2023 – Capitola, CA

2023, 1st Place – Plein Air Paint Out – Springville Art Festival, Springville, UT

2023, 1st Place & 3rd Place – For the Love of Nature – Intermountain Society Artists- SLC, UT

2023, Honorable Mention – Midway Wasatch Plein Air Paradise- Main Professional– Midway, ID

2023, 1st Place – Bingham Arts Plein Air Paint Out – Blackfoot, ID

2023, 1st Place – Ogden Arts Festival Quick Draw – Eccles Art Center, Ogden, UT

2023, Honorable Mention – Holladay Fine Art Show and Sale – Holladay, UT

2022, 1st Place – Plein Air Paint Out – Springville Art Festival, Springville, UT

2022, 2nd Place – Holladay Plein Air – Relic’s Gallery, Holladay, UT

2022, 1st Place – Sandy Visual Art Show – Sandy Arts Guild, Sandy, UT

 

Select Shows & Competitions

2024, AIS 8th Annual Small Works Showcase (Juried)– St. Simons Island, GA

2024, AIS 4th Annual Associate Member Online Exhibition (Juried)– Online

2023, Spring City Plein Air – Spring City, UT

2023, Art at the Park Show (Juried) – Salt Lake City, UT

2023, For the Love of Nature (Juried) Intermountain Society Artists- Salt Lake City, UT

2023, Midway Wasatch Plein Air Paradise – Midway, UT

2023, The Land and Handscapes Show – JKR Gallery, Provo, UT

2023, Rites of Passage: 19th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit (Juried) – Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2023, Featured Artist – Heirloom Gallery, Provo, UT

2022, A Framework of Spirituality & World Religions (Juried) – Eccles Art Center, Ogden, UT

2022-23, The $1,000 Art Show – JKR Gallery, Provo, UT

2022-23, SLCC President’s Art Show (Juried) – Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT

2021, Certain Women Art Show: Reflections on a Mother in Heaven (Juried) – Salt Lake City, UT

2021, Signs of Spring Art Show – JKR Gallery, Provo, UT

 

Education

2022 – Fine Arts: Painting, Brigham Young University – Idaho

 

Mentors

Leon Parson – Painting, Brigham Young University – Idaho

Shae Warnick – Painting, Brigham Young University – Idaho

Brian Astle – Painting, Brigham Young University – Idaho

Chad Hunter – Murals, Manteca, CA