"My love for the beauty of color, geometry and nature is at the core of my artwork. While I am in the moment of creating art, I am open to a process of discovery that is intensely fulfilling."
Inspired by fundamental principles of geometry and biomorphic references found in nature, Lorien Suarez creates paintings with a dynamic interplay of color, light and form.
The artist builds multiple layers of elaborate designs that emerge from an underlying matrix to create a strong sensation of growth, movement and depth.
Working much larger in scale than most watercolorists (often 5' -7' paintings), Suarez utilizes a combination of transparent watercolor and acrylic painting on paper. Her limited edition prints are made from the highest quality archival papers and inks available.
Suarez's multinational background and diverse academic pursuits have provided her with the inspiration and tools that define her artistic style and career. Her love for art began during her childhood years in Venezuela. She graduated with honors both at UC Berkeley for her BA, later at KU Leuven, Belgium for her MA, and she also did extensive graduate work in Spain. The artist now lives in Southern California.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Geometrics II, New York, Gallery 128, 2009
Refraction: An Exploration of Light and Color, Riverside California, Riverside City College Quad Gallery, 2008
Beyond Heritage, Pomona California, Millard Sheets Gallery, 2006
The Banner Project, Riverside California, Riverside Art Museum, 2009
Giant Orange Artventure, Riverside California, Riverside Art Museum, 2006
ArtScape, Riverside California, Riverside Art Council, 2005-2011
Painting , UC Berkeley Engineering Dept. Cory Hall, Berkeley, California, 2006
16 Prints for Church Lobby, Escondido Christian Center, Escondido California, 2004
International Boalt Alumni Association (UC Berkeley), London, UK, 2011