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ARTISTS | Lori Pensini

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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.

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EXHIBITIONS:

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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CV:

Lori Pensini

born 1970. Lives Boyup Brook, WA

Education
1989 Certificate Architectural Drafting
2018 Natural History Illustration course, NSW

Solo Exhibitions
2022 Big Sky Country, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC
2021 Wildflower, Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA
2020 Wanderland, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC
2020 The Secret Garden, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park, WA
2019 The Language of Flowers, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC
2019 Nectar, Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA
2018 Bloom, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC
2018 The Peace of Wild Things, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park, WA
2017 Easter 2017 Exhibition, Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA
2016 Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park, WA
2016 Species Deceasies, Art Space Corporative, Scarborough, WA
2016 Mater Dei College, Edgewater, WA
2015 Bunker Bay Dunsborough, WA
2011 Dream Journals, McKenzie Gallery, Claremont, WA
2010 On Flights of Fancy, Wentworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2009 Home Lies Wide a Thousand Miles, Florence, Italy
2009 Babes in the Wood, Tiffany Jones Fine Art, Buderim, Queensland
2007 Dream Journals, McKenzie Gallery, Claremont, WA
2006 McKenzie Gallery, Claremont, WA
2006 Boranup Gallery, Margaret River, WA
2005 A Fortunate Life, Lynne Wilton Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2005 A Fortunate Life, Narrogin Regional Art Gallery, Narrogin, WA
2004 St Bernards, Kojonup, WA
2003 McKenzie Gallery, Claremont, WA
2002 Pilbara Fine Art Gallery, Karratha, WA
2001 Boranup Gallery-Margaret River, WA
2001 McKenzie Art Gallery, Claremont, WA
2000 Pilbara Fine Art Gallery, Karratha, WA
1999 Giralia Station Variety Club Bash, Exmouth, WA
1995 Pilbara Fine Art Gallery, Karratha, WA

Award & Group Exhibitions
2022
Finalist, Salon Des Refuse, SH Ervin Gallery, Millers Point, NSW
Finalist, The Jury Prize, The Junction Co & Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, WA
Finalist, Omnia Prize, St Kevin’s College, Toorak, VIC
Finalist, Gallipoli Prize, Gllipoli Memorial Club, Sydney, NSW
Finalist, SWAN Award, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill, VIC
Finalist, Len Fox Award, Castlemaine Art Museum, Castlemaine, VIC
Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW
2021
Semi Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney, NSW
Semi Finalist, Portia Geach Portrait Prize, Sydney, NSW
People’s Choice, Clayton Utz Prize, Paddington, QLD
WINNER, Kilgour Portrait Prize, Newcastle, NSW
Finalist, Minnawarra Art Prize, WA
Finalist, Gallipoli Art Prize, NSW
2020
Finalist, Collie Art Prize, Collie Art Gallery, WA
Finalist, Lethbridge 20,000, QLD,
Finalist, The Jury Prize, WA
Finalist, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, NSW
Finalist, Gallipoli Prize, NSW
Finalist, Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, NSW
Highly Commended, The Lethbridge 20,000, QLD
WINNER, The Lester Portrait Prize, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA
Finalist, Kilgour Portrait Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
WINNER, The Jury Prize, The Junction Co & Courthouse Gallery, Port Headland, WA
Highly Commended, Lethbridge 20,000, QLD
ION II – In Our Nature, Lost Eden Creative, Dwellingup, WA
2019
WINNER (Tom Fini Foundation Award), The Lester Prize, AGWA, WA
Finalist, The Lester Prize, AGWA, WA
Finalist, RAS Landscape Prize, WA
Finalist, Portia Geach Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, NSW
Finalist, Len Fox Portraiture Prize, Castlemaine Gallery, VIC
Finalist, Kilgour Art Award, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Lethbridge Gallery, QLD
Finalist, Gallipoli Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, NSW
Pilbara tour, Studio Gallery, WA
2018
Finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, NSW
Finalist & People’s Choice, Kilgour Portrait Prize, NSW
Highly Commended, Bruny18, Bruny Island, TAS
Finalist, Bruny18, Bruny Island Art Prize, TAS
Finalist, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, WA
Finalist, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, QLD
Finalist, $50,000 Collie Art Award, WA
Finalist, Gallipoli Art Award, NSW
Finalist, Minnawarra Art Award, Armidale, WA
2017
Finalist, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, QLD
Semi Finalist, Doug Moran Nation Portrait Prize, NSW
Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize, WA
Finalist, Kilgour National Portrait Prize, NSW
Finalist, Royal Perth Show Landscape Award, WA
Finalist, Minnawarra Art Award, Armidale, WA
Finalist, Cossack Art Award, Cossack, WA
Beyond The Guilded Cage, Art Space Collective, Scarborough, WA
2016
Finalist, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, QLD
Finalist, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, WA
Finalist, Minnawarra Art Award, Armidale, WA
2015
Finalist, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, QLD
Semi Final, Doug Moran Nation Portrait Prize, NSW
WINNER, Digital Portrait Photographic Award, WA
Finalist, Hutchins Works on Paper Award, TAS
Selection, Salon De Refuse. Black Swan Prize, Perth WA
2014
Finalist, Lethridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, QLD
Semi Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW
WINNER, Cossack Art Award, WA
2013
Finalist, Art Quench Gallery- USA. Depicting Contemporary Life & The Urban Experience, USA
Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW
Special Art Quench Gallery-USA. Recognition (Contemporary) . The Urban Experience, USA
2012
Finalist, Contemporary Artists Volume 5. USA
Finalist, Artivita, Worldwide Art, California, USA
Honorable mention, Artivita, Worldwide Art, California, USA
2011
Finalist, Nannup Art Prize, Nannup WA
Hale School Art Exhibition, Perth, WA
Art Extraordinaire, Bunbury Catholic College, Bunbury, WA
2009
24th Annual Exhibition, Perth College, Perth, WA
She-scapes, Gallery82 – Adelaide SA
2007
Towoomba, Tiffany Jones Fine Art, Buderim, QLD
Art Melbourne 07, Lynne Wilton Gallery, VIC
2002
WINNER, People’s Choice—RAS Perth Royal Show, Shell Agricultural Award, Perth, WA
WINNER, RAS Exhibition–Williams, Perth, WA
Finalist, RAS Perth Royal Shell Agricultural Art Award, Perth, WA
2001
WINNER, Cossack Acquisitive Art Award, Cossack, WA
2000
WINNER, Acquisitive Art Awards Hamersley Iron, Cossack, WA
1999
WINNER, Cossack Acquisitive Art Awards, Cossack, WA
1998
WINNER, Cossack Acquisitive Art Award, Cossack, WA
WINNER, Shell Royal Perth Show Ag. Society Art Awards, Perth, WA
Finalist, Shell Royal Perth Show Ag. Society Art Awards, Perth, WA
WINNER, Geraldton Rotary Art Awards, Perth, WA
1997
Honorable mention, Geraldton Rotary Art Awards, Geraldton, WA

Collections:
Hamersley Iron Mining
Medical Group Geraldton
Pilbara Development Commission
Rio Tinto
Robe River Mining
Robe River Pastoral co
Shire of Roebourne
Titan Resources
Worsley Alumina

NEWS:

LORI PENSINI WINS KILGOUR PRIZE

  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 ARTIST PROFILE + Q&A

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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