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ARTISTS | Lori Pensini


Lori Pensini’s painting practice reflects the experience of living on pastoral land in remote Western Australia. Driven by her connection to place and the narrative of her family, Pensini’s figurative practice has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious prizes including the Doug Moran Prize, the Black Swan and the Kilgour Portrait Prize.



Lori Pensini | Big Sky Country

With family being central to her fine art practice, Lori Pensini develops work which portrays strength of character, resilience and fortitude. Over many years, she has created a unique and distinctive 'language of flowers' which aligns the characteristics of local native botanicals with the virtues of her subjects. This new works includes a large series of portraits of men and women, boys and girls from her family, along with a number of panoramic landscape paintings.
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I AM WOMAN | A Group Exhibition for International Women’s Day 2021

On International Women's Day 2021 we acknowledge the achievements of girls and women around the world. We celebrate those who ...
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Wanderland | Lori Pensini

Gallerysmith is delighted to present Lori Pensini's solo exhibition at Gallerysmith this November.
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The Language of Flowers | Lori Pensini

Throughout the history of the world civilisations have used botanical symbols and images. They have woven their forms into the cultural fabric of societies, embedding self and community expression through literature and art to form an unspoken crypto logical language... floriography - the language of flowers.
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Lori Pensini, Bloom, 150x150cm

Bloom | Lori Pensini

ARTIST STATEMENT This body of works is as much an exploration of our colonial culture as it is my own…

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Lori Pensini, born 1970

1989     Certificate Architectural Drafting
2018      Natural History Illustration course, NSW

Solo exhibitions
The Language of Flowers, Gallerysmith, VIC
Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA

Bloom, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
The Peace of Wild Things, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park

Studio Gallery Exhibition, Yallingup

Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park
Art Space Corporative, Scarborough
Mater Dei College, WA

Bunker Bay Dunsborough, WA

McKenzie Gallery – Claremont, WA‘Dream Journals’

Wentworth Galleries – Sydney  NSW 

Florence, Italy- ‘Home Lies Wide A Thousand Miles’
Buderim, Queensland – Tiffany Jones Fine Art

McKenzie Gallery –  Claremont, WA

McKenzie Gallery –  Claremont, WA
Boranup Gallery – November, Margaret River, WA

Lynne Wilton Gallery – Melbourne  Vic
Narrogin Regional Art Gallery – Narrogin WA

St Bernards – Kojonup, WA

McKenzie Gallery—Claremont, WA

Pilbara Fine Art Gallery– Karratha, WA

Boranup Gallery-Margaret River Wine Fest. WA
McKenzie Art Gallery— Claremont, WA

Pilbara Fine Art Gallery—Karratha, WA

Giralia Station Variety Club Bash—Exmouth, WA

Pilbara Fine Art Gallery—Karratha, WA

Group exhibitions
Pilbara tour, Studio Gallery, WA 

Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park, WA
ArtSpace Collective, Scarborough  WA

Art Space Corporative, Scarborough, WA
Studio Gallery, Yallingup WA

Studio Gallery Portrait Exhibition, Yallingup WA
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA
Rediscover 2016, Bunbury, WA
Southern Forrest Exhibit, Collie, WA

Collie Art Gallery Photographic Exhibition, WA
Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA
Gallows Gallery, Perth, WA
Collie Art Gallery, Portrait exhibition, WA
Hutchins Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Lethbridge  Art Awards Exhibition, QLD
Cossack Art Awards Exhibition, WA
Salon De Refuse Portrait Exhibit- Perth, WA

Tiffany Fine Art Gallery – Buderim QLD
Studio Gallery – Yallingup, WA
Cossack Art Awards Exhibition, WA
Lethbridge Art Awards Exhibition, QLD

Kojonup Art Exhibition – Kojonup, WA

Hale School Art Exhibition – Perth, WA
Art Extraordinaire   –  Bunbury

Perth College – WA
She-scapes –   Gallery82 –  Adelaide SA

Towoomba – Tiffany Jones Fine Art, Buderim, QSLD
Art Melbourne 07′  Lynne Wilton Gallery, VIC.


2020      Finalist, Gallipoli Art Prize, NSW

2020      Finalist, Collie Art Prize, Collie Art Gallery, WA

2020      Finalist, Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, NSW

2019      WINNER (Tom Fini Foundation Award), The Lester Prize, AGWA

2019      Finalist, Portia Geach Award, S.H Ervin Gallery,  NSW

2019      Finalist, Kilgour Award, Newcastle Art Gallery,  NSW

2019      Finalist, Gallipoli Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, NSW

2019      Finalist, RAS Landscape Prize, WA

2019      Finalist, Len Fox Portraiture Prize, Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery,  VIC

2019      Finalist, Lethbridge Award, QLD

2018      Semi Final, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, NSW

2018     People’s Choice, Kilgour Portrait Prize, NSW

2018     Highly Commended, Bruny18, Bruny Island, TAS

2018     Finalist, Bruny18,  Bruny Island Art Prize, TAS

2018     Finalist, Black Swan Portraiture Prize, WA

2018     Finalist, Kilgour Portrait Prize, NSW

2018     Finalist, Lethbridge 10,000 Art Award, QLD

2018     Finalist, $50,000 Collie Art Award WA

2018     Finalist, Gallipoli Art Award, NSW

2018     Finalist, Minnawarra Art Award, Armidale, WA

2017     Finalist, Lethbridge 10,000 Art Award, QLD

2017     Semi Final, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW

2017     Finalist, Black Swan Portraiture Prize, WA

2017     Finalist, Kilgour National Portrait Prize, NSW

2017     Finalist, Royal Perth Show Landscape Award, WA

2017     Finalist, Minnawarra Art Award, Armidale, WA

2017     Finalist, Cossack Art Award, Cossack, WA

2016     Finalist, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, QLD

2016     Finalist, Black Swan Portraiture Prize, WA

2016     Finalist, Minnawarra Art Award, Armidale, WA

2015     Finalist, Lethbridge 10,000 Art Award, QLD

2015     Semi Final, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW

2015     WINNER, Digital Portrait Photographic Award, WA

2015     Finalist, Hutchins Works on Paper Award, TAS

2015     Selection, Salon De Refuse, Black Swan Prize, WA

2014     Finalist, Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award

2014     Semi Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

2014     WINNER, Cossack Art Award, WA

2013     Finalist, Art Quench Gallery- USA. Depicting Contemporary Life & The Urban Experience

2013     Semi finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW

2013     Special Recognition, Art Quench Gallery-USA, The Urban Experience 

2012     Finalist, Contemporary Artists Volume 5. USA

2012     Finalist, Artivita – World Wide Art – California

2012     Honorable mention, Artivita – World Wide Art – California 

2012     Peoples Choice—RAS Perth Royal Show, Shell Agricultural Award           

2011     Finalist, Nannup Art Prize, Nannup WA

2011      WINNER, RAS Exhibition–Williams – Best oil. Rural Theme

2002     Finalist, RAS Perth Royal Shell Agricultural Art Award

2001      WINNER Cossack Acquisitive Art Awards -Best Oil Landscape. Judge – Ken Done

2000     WINNER, Acquisitive Art Awards  Hamersley Iron –  Best Oil Landscape.  Judge-Robert Juniper  

1999      WINNER Cossack Acquisitive Art  Awards                             

1998      WINNER Cossack Acquisitive Art Awards – Pilbara 

1998      WINNER Agricultural Society Art Awards, Geraldton                                   

1998       Finalist, Shell Royal Perth Show Ag. Society Art Awards

1998       WINNER, Geraldton Rotary Art Awards, Best landscape

1997       Honourable mention, Geraldton Rotary Art Awards



  We are very excited to announce that LORI PENSINI has won the $50,000 Kilgour Prize.  Curated and hosted by Newcastle…

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Lori Pensini’s painting practice reflects the experience of living on pastoral land in remote Western Australia. Born in 1970 in Narrogin…

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