Lorren's interest focuses on fusing art history motifs, animal subject matter, and religious symbolism into a loosely suggestive narrative. Sculpted in porcelain, these anthropomorphic arrangements carefully teeter on the edge of macabre, while examining the personal tether between growth and pain. Her influence stems from both personal struggles with anxiety and depression as well as 17th century Dutch still life paintings. Her deliberate use of often deconstructed animal compositions synthesized with common fruit or flora create a narrative imbued with tension and wonder.
Born in Long Beach, California, Lorren Lowrey spent her early childhood years in a religious cult and had a tumultuous family life. Because attending college was not a realistic option, both financially and academically, Lorren spent many years working various meaningless low paying jobs. After nearly a decade, she grew tired of the doldrums, quit her job and attended college full time, eventually earning a Bachelors in Art from California State University, Los Angeles. It was there that she was first introduced to the magic of ceramics and has been dancing with the devil ever since.
She is currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. When not in the studio, she works part-time as a bartender and enjoys spending quiet time with her partner and two mischievous cats.
Ceramic and Glass Biennial at Brea Gallery 2017