5 Questions with Marie Lorenz
Vermont Studio Center: Do you have any routines or rituals while you work?
Marie Lorenz: I wish – I need a better routine…
VSC: What material/tool/item could you not work without?
ML: A boat!
VSC: What medium outside of your own influences you the most?
ML: Science fiction writing + non fiction urban history.
VSC: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
ML: Once William Pope L. came by my studio + after looking around and hearing what I had to say, he said “You fair to much what people think.” At the time I thought, how could that be? In grad school everyone hated my work! Years later I realized that I was still hung up on a group of friends from years ago in Providence. I still heard their voices in my head. I guess I still do, but it doesn’t show in my work as much.
VSC: Karaoke is a Saturday night tradition at VSC. If you could choose any song ever written, what would your dream karaoke performance be?
ML: Once I stumbled through “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin with a friend who had picked it out for us. In my dream karaoke performance I would do this song a gain with perfect pitch + style.
Marie Lorenz received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Yale University. She has received grants from Artists Space, the Harpo Foundation, and in 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, from High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California, to MoMA PS1, in New York City. She has completed solo projects at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England, Locust Projects in Miami, and at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York. Her ongoing project The Tide and Current Taxi is an exploration of the coastline in New York City. She was a visiting artist at VSC in February. For more information, visit www.marielorenz.com.
All images taken from the artists website. More info here.
Marie Lorenz (’04, F ‘13)