Lorena Levi

Lorena Levi (b. 1997) is an artist based in London. Levi uses the internet as her starting point for research; she uses the internet to speak to strangers on chatroom sites and listen to podcasts with real people to gain stories for paintings. She collages found images with her own to create compositions which display an imagined narrative; creating dynamic scenes based off stories she finds online. The paintings are a story that the viewer has to unravel and pick apart themselves, telling a story in a snapshot. 

Interpersonal relations and psychology are strong themes in Levi’s work but sometimes an injection of humour and absurdity that can make the work appear as a film still or odd moment in time captured in a photograph.

Levi earned an MA in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art (2021). 

Solo exhibitions include ‘Maxxed’, MAMA, London (2023); ‘The Inbetween’, The Sidings, London (2023); ‘Would give zero stars if I could’, The Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow (2022).

Group exhibitions include ‘RSA New Contemporaries’, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2023); ‘The Wisdom Man’, Paul Stolper Gallery, London (2023); ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, South London Gallery, London and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (2022); A Celebration of Portraiture, Marlborough Gallery (2023); Take My Hand, Unit 1 Gallery (2023); Royal British Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries (2022); This Little Drifter Went To Market, Drifter Galleries (2022); Humanism, The Holy Art, Athens (2021); Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow (2021). 

Levi was awarded the Jackson’s Painting Prize (2022) and Astaire Art Prize (2021), and her works are held in the Alveston Fine Art collection. 

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