A R T I S T

 

Justin Lorenzen is a professional painter and fine artist. His work is mysterious but shows allurement through strength, hope, and acceptance of transition. His main subjects of focus are mythology, horror, and science fiction. He predominantly illustrates fantastical imagery that relates to current issues through a single-frame or multiple-frame narrative.

   

Justin grew up in Iowa and holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking from the College of Art & Design at Iowa State University. After college he worked as an Art Director designing and painting scenic backdrops and props in Austin, TX. His love of large-scale work grew into planning and painting many private and public murals in the Midwest, South, and Mid-Atlantic U.S. At present Justin lives in Pennsylvania as a freelance artist. He has shown his art in multiple regional and national art competitions, and his paintings and prints are owned in the United States and Europe.

 

His style is narrative expressionism. "I have always been inspired by the German Expressionists and Symbolism. I love to use a slight forced perspective and distortion in much of my work, to help express an uneasy or dramatic feeling." Justin mainly works in oil paint, ink, pastel, and relief printmaking. The colors are earth tones blended or used with a wash and he leans toward using only black and white in his printmaking and ink wash painting.

 

Justin recently finished his printmaking series “Dr. Frank Electrostein”. It is a collection consisting of seventeen linoleum cut hand-pressed limited edition prints. This project in turn has sparked the creation of a graphic novel series which Justin currently is developing. He is also continually creating more ink wash paintings through his Gels Versus Mons series.

 

"I look into the darkness, but find light and beauty from within. My ambition is to illuminate dreams and beliefs through inspirational and thought-provoking imagery. I hope my work helps express cultural and social truths through change and transformation. Sometimes you must accept a small portion of the dark in order to have a glimmer of a brighter tomorrow." 

PROFESSIONAL SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
 

"Twitter Art Exhibit", Art in Healthcare, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2019

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2019

"Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro, AR, 2019

"Black and White", 311 Gallery, Raleigh NC, 2018

"Twitter Art Exhibit", Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra, Australia, 2018

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2017

"Twitter Art Exhibit", Molly Olly's Wishes, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, 2017

“Print Exhibition 2D | 3D Works”, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton CA, 2017

“Delta National Small Print Exhibit”, Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro, AR, 2017

"Stories, Parables & Tall Tales Exhibition", Studio Channel Islands Gallery, Camarillo, CA. 2017

“Holiday Small Works Show and Sale”, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2016

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2016

“Twitter Art Exhibit”, Charity supported by TAE, Trygve Lie Gallery, NY. 2016

“Women’s Expressions”, Charity Art Auction, Women and Babies Hospital, Lancaster, PA. 2015

“35th Annual National Print Exhibition” Artlink Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN. 2015

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2015

“26th National Drawing and Print Exhibition”, Baltimore, MD. 2015

“Biggs Picture” 3rd regional landscape exhibition, Dover, DE. 2014

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2014

“Art Biologic” Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY. 2014

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2013

“Lateral e2”, Solo Show, E-dance Center, Elizabethtown, PA. 2013

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2012

“Lateral e”, Solo Show, E-dance Center, Elizabethtown, PA. 2012

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2011

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2010

"E-Dance Center Show", Scenic drops and props, Hershey Theartre, Hershey, PA, 2009

“The Monster Zero Project”, Two Person Show, Elizabethtown, PA, 2008

“Justice For All”, Online Exhibition reflecting on the death penalty, 2006

“Hand Prints II”, University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, NM. 2006

“3rd Biennial National Print Exhibition” Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ. 2006

“Ink and Clay 32” W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA. 2006

“Imprints”  Albuquerque Arts Alliance Gallery, Albuquerque, NM. 2005

“En Búsqueda de la Esencia” (“In Search of the Essence”), Solo Show, El Circulo de Artistas, Ronda, Spain. 1999

“55th Juried Exhibition”, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA. 1999

“Iowa Artists in Time and Spaces Exhibition”, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA. 1998

“Art Show 10”, Hearst Center for the Arts Annual Exhibition, Cedar Falls, IA. 1998

“Focus Exhibition”, Memorial Union Gallery, Ames, IA. 1998

“Art and Design Annual Exhibition”, Gallery 181, Design College, Ames, IA. 1998

“Wall Paper”, Printmaking Show, Gallery 181, Design College, Ames, IA. 1998

“Two Individual Minds- Same Society”, Two Person Show, Gallery 181, Design College, Ames, IA. 1998

“Bachelor of Fine Arts Show”, Memorial Union Gallery, Ames, IA. 1998

“Print and Photography Exhibition”, Memorial Union Gallery, Ames, IA. 1998

“In-between 6 and 7”, Solo Show, Fisher Theater, Ames, IA. 1997

“Program Review Show”, Gallery 181, Design College, Ames, IA. 1997

“Art and Design Annual Exhibition”, Gallery 181, Design College, Ames, IA. 1997

“Iowa College Salon Exhibition”, Brunnier Gallery, Scheman Building, Ames, IA. 1997

“Barjche”, Solo Show, Fisher Theater, Ames, IA. 1997

“Studies In Creativity Exhibition”, Memorial Union Gallery, Ames, IA. 1996

“Northern Iowa Area Community College Exhibition”, Mason City, IA. 1996

 

 

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

                            

"Spirit Tree", Mural, St. Paul's Church, Elizabethtown PA, 2016

"Commandment Pond", Mural, St. Paul's Church, Elizabethtown PA, 2016

"The Hop Yard", Mural, Middletown PA, 2016

"Edance Center", Mural, Elizabethtown PA, 2015

"Lateral e", Edance Center, Elizabethtwon PA, 2015

"Adventures of Christian", commissioned paintings, Mennonite Church, Etown, PA, 2014

“Farming Technology Through the Seasons”, Mural, Manson IA, 2014

"Go Team", Mural, private commission, Lititz PA, 2013

“Stepping Stones”, Mural, St. Paul's Church, Elizabethtown PA, 2013

“Blossoms”, Mural, St. Paul's Church, Elizabethtown PA, 2013

“Sunbeams”, Mural, St. Paul's Church, Elizabethtown PA, 2013

“Tiny Seeds”, Mural, St. Paul's Church, Elizabethtown PA, 2013

"Rufus Porter II" Mural, private commission, Pine Grove PA, 2013

"Scrolls of Elegance", Mural, private commission, Lititz PA, 2013

"Lateral e" Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown PA, 2012

"Under the Caribbean", Mural, private commission, Lititz PA, 2012

"Surf's Up", Mural, private commission, Lititz PA, 2012

"A Sepia View", Mural, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown PA, 2011

“Make it Work”, Mural, E-dance Center, Elizabethtown PA, 2011

"The Work of Faeries", Mural, private commission, Elizabethtown PA, 2011

“Apollo and the Muses”, Mural, E-dance Center, Elizabethtown PA, 2011

Commissioned illustrations for Sing and Speak Spanish, San Diego CA, 2011

Logo for the Children's Spanish Program, Elizabethtown College, Etown PA, 2011

"Positions of Thai Yoga", commissioned illustrations, Austin TX, 2010

“Spring House Brewery”, Mural, Lancaster PA, 2010

“Marine Life”, Mural, Double Tree Resort, Willow Valley PA, 2010

"A Trompe-l'oeil Collection" Mural, private commission, Lititz PA, 2010

"The Private Garden", Mural, private commission, Lititz PA, 2009

"Rufus Porter", Mural, private commission, Pine Grove PA, 2009

"Plums", Mural, Plum Street Gourmet, Lancaster PA, 2009

"Soaring Egret" Mural, private commission, Lancaster PA, 2009

"Jungle Animals", Mural, private commission, York PA, 2009

"Fans in the Stands", Mural, Barnstormers Stadium, Lancaster PA, 2009

“Noah’s Walk”, Mural, St. Paul's Church, Elizabethtown PA, 2008

“Development”, Mural, Steel School. Harrisburg PA, 2008

“Crosby Hill”, Mural, Wilmington DE, 2008

“Windows”, Mural, Church Point, Lancaster PA, 2008

"Going Bananas", Mural, private commission, Reading PA, 2007

"Fossils", Mural, private commission, Lancaster PA, 2007

“Quilted Wings”, Mural, Kitchen Kettle Village, Gordonville PA, 2007

"Abe Lincoln" Mural, private commission, Lancaster PA, 2007

“Eastern Market”, Mural, Lancaster PA, 2007

“Rise with Strength”, Mural, Lancaster PA, 2007

“What Do You Want To Be”, Mural, Lancaster PA, 2007

“Color Our World”, Mural, Lancaster PA, 2007

"Safari", Mural, private commission, Lancaster PA, 2007

“Tribute to Cabbage Hill”, Mural, Lancaster PA, 2007

"Painters", Mural, private commission, Lancaster PA, 2007

"Nature's Window", Mural, private commission, West Chester PA, 2006

“Garden of Growth”, Mural, Harrisburg PA, 2006

“Lime Spring Farm”, Mural, Lancaster PA, 2006

"Surfboards and Palm Trees", Mural, private commission, Austin TX, 2006

"World of Seuss", Mural, private commission, Austin TX, 2003

Commissioned Mural for Charity Partners of Austin. Austin TX, 2005

Commissioned Mural for Austin Children’s’ Medical Hospital. Austin TX, 2002

"La Alameda del Tajo”, El Circulo de Artistas, Ronda, Spain. 1999

"El Palacio De Mondragon", Faustinos, Ronda, Spain. 1999

Commissioned work for Sauer – Sundstrand Company, Ames, IA. 1998

Commissioned illustrations for the Iowa State Daily, Ames IA, 1997

Commissioned illustration for U. Magazine, Los Angeles, CA 1997

“Unlimited Possibilities”, Mural for Iowa State University 140 Anniversary. Ames IA, 1996

Commissioned illustrations for Ethos Magazine, Ames IA, 1995-1997

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