Ones to Watch: Alanna Lorenzon

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Creating meticulously rendered interpretations of far-flung landscapes, Naarm/Melbourne-based artist Alanna Lorenzon is making a name for herself by bringing the viewer face to face with the sublime wonder of the natural world. Having undertaken residencies in the Finnish countryside (Arteles Creative Center, 2018), the Tarkine Wilderness in Tasmania (Tarkine in Motion for the Bob Brown Foundation, 2017), and the fiery wilds of Iceland (SÍM residency, Reykjavik, 2013), Alanna has roamed far and wide to seek a connection with the extraordinary and the extreme. Her emotional connection to these environments is palpable within her works, as seen in the care she takes to recreate every crack and crevice. This time-intensive drawing process serves to mimic the sense of timelessness which pervades these far-flung places.

Alanna’s works have been exhibited widely both in Australia and overseas, and have earned her an ever-growing list of awards and accolades. Alanna has received the Australia Council ArtStart Grant and the Janet Holmes à Court Artist Grant, as well as being a finalist in the Paul Guest Drawing Prize presented at the Bendigo Art Gallery in 2018.

Featured image: Alanna Lorenzon, Depth Perception. Graphite pencil on paper, 100 x 65cm. Courtesy: the artist.

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