Loren Luise Dann

Woodbury, N. J.

Bio

Mixed media artist Loren Dann’s work explores intersectionality by exposing the difficult questions and unraveling the tangle of answers surrounding this multi-dimensional topic. Loren’s multi-disciplinary approach gives a voice to those who feel distorted and encourages viewers to identify their own roles in forming society’s aesthetic expectations. Her work has been exhibited internationally and most extensively in New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Her freelance work makes appearances on material cultural items from album covers to upholstery to handbags creating a strong and recognizable presence. Loren’s skill as an art educator has allowed her to work with all ages, genders, and races to explore art as a creative and therapeutic outlet for both emotional and physical well-being. Loren also uses her art to encourage diverse communities where all forms of art and expression are encouraged and valued.

Artist Statement

I am a multi-disciplined fine artist, painter, studying in mixed media and oil, unraveling layers of questions and attempts at answers. My goal is to inspire intersectionality and unity to artists and women. To create, to teach and listen to those who feel distorted by society’s aesthetics and expectations.

Professional
2014-Present: Freelance Art and independent Art Education,
2014-Present: Working with Gilbert and Leona,  http://www.gilbertandleona.com/
Creating paintings on the fabric as unique and random as the bags
themselves.
2013-2018: Founder and teacher at ACC of Deptford (Academic
Cooperative Community)
http://articles.philly.com/2013-10-14/news/42995659_1_co-op-
ethics-lesson-home-school
2008-Present: Private art instructor. Offering lessons in painting,
drawing, portfolio presentation, as well as offering therapy for
children with disabilities, and the elderly.

Education
2000-Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
1999- Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

Exhibitions
September 2018 “Presence” Rowan College GC, NJ
https://www.rcgc.edu/News/Releases/Pages/Paul-Stankards-Art-Donation-Highlight-Of-Rcgc-Gallery-Opening-.aspx
https://patch.com/new-jersey/westdeptford/paul-stankard-s-art-donation-shines-rcgc-gallery-opening

August 2018 “Say Nice Things About Woodbury” A collaborative project between my homeschooled daughters and I, in an effort to spread positivity in, and about our community. We raised funds for stickers, postcards and T-shirts.

May 2018 “Let’s Connect: Philly Artists Take on the Barnes” Barnes Museum Philadelphia PA
https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/letsconnect-exhibition#
https://www.metro.us/things-to-do/philadelphia/the-barnes-lets-connect-winners
https://medium.com/barnes-foundation/did-we-connect-with-new-audiences-through-lets-connect-4af9458bdc82

March 2018 “Women” MADE Gallery, Woodbury, NJ

March 2018 “Don’t Shut Up” Ceres Gallery NY
http://www.ceresgallery.org/dontshut%20up_flyer.pdf
https://www.silive.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/2018/03/staten_island_women_dont_shut.html#incart_river_mobile_index

February 2018 “Besos” The Eyes Gallery Philadelphia, PA
https://www.eyesgallery.com/tag/loren-dann/

September 2017 “Warrior Women” The Hive Gallery, Chester, NJ
http://www.ilovechester.com/calendarDetail.php?Art-Opening-Warrior-Woman-at-The-Hive-705

January 2017 “Nasty Women” Knockdown Center, NY

Home

Nasty Women: An Exhibition in Queens Takes on Trump


https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/jan/13/nasty-women-knockdown-center-queens-art-show

5 Art Exhibits to See This Month in NYC

Nasty Women Fight Back at the Knockdown Center


https://www.google.com/search?q=Nasty+Women+Knockdown+center&client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&ei=-CL0W57EI6LI_Qao4IN4&start=10&sa=N&ved=0ahUKEwieoPbUn-PeAhUiZN8KHSjwAA8Q8tMDCHs&biw=1324&bih=939

January 2017 “Women under Siege” Ceres Gallery NY
Women who have been deceived and disrespected by our justice system.
http://ceresgallery.org/shows.htm
https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/feminist-exhibitions-womens-march-806591
http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/calendar/view/5487/?return=end_date%3D2017-01-31%26start_date%3D2017-01-01

5 Art Exhibits to See This Month in NYC

May 2016 “Art for the Cash Poor” hosted by InLiquid in Philadelphia, PA
Domestic Anomalies displayed

September 2015 “Our Bodies Our Blood” A Project about periods, cultural shame and our stories
Nova Scotia, CA
https://www.menstruationresearch.org/2015/09/08/our-bodies-our-blood-group-art-show-halifax-ns/
http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/our-bodies-our-blood/33841
https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/show-with-the-flow/Content?oid=4904223https://globalnews.ca/news/2215160/period-art-show-aims-to-shock-open-up-dialogue-about-menstruation/

September 2015 “Talking about Feminism”
http://www.onwavestreet.com/events/2015/9/9/talking-about-feminism A conversation across generations

May 2015 “Maternal Narration” A female centered art show focusing on the connection to femme and “Motherhood”
http://www.onwavestreet.com/events/2015/5/4/maternal-narration

September 2015 Hatchfund. Funding request to try to improve my artistic opportunities. So that I may be able to work on my craft without the stress of wondering how I can get more supplies.

July-August 2013 “Women in Charge”
http://soho20gallery.com/women-in-charge-july-18-aug-10-2013/

November 2013 “Loren Covers the Greats” An audience participation show in which friends, acquaintances, and strangers request a piece of art to be copied in a combination of the artist style and my own. This series was incredibly educational for me as I learned to paint and try so many different styles.

January 2013 “Found Objects” An audience participation show in which local friends and residents dropped anonymous objects in a box out front of my home. I painted them in a still life, trying to change my practice and work small.

Awards

November 2018 Grant for painting of “Starry Night over Woodbury” a large installed white board for children and parents to “color” in the Family Court supervised play area for parents and children. Allowing for co-playing, creativity and positive family experiences.
September 2018 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, finalist
https://demingfund.org

October 2017 “Women’s Convention” Awarded travel, accommodations, meals and three day convention in Detroit.
http://www.womensconvention.com