Erin Lorenzen is a visual artist working with materials and content that come from her daily life. Lorenzen’s works are equal parts diary, scrapbook, and travel log. Family hand-me-downs, objects and images collected while traveling (in Europe, South America, India, and the U.S.) food labels, and production scraps chronicle her life in an ongoing collection of paintings, sculpture, clothing, and jewelry.
Born in Arkansas, she received her BAs in Studio Art and Spanish through the Donaghey Scholar’s Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, studied sculpture and printmaking at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and social organizations empowering women through enterprise with Rotary International in Hyderabad, India. She began to incorporate her educational and community missions into her artwork after working as the art teacher within the juvenile detention facility in Alexander, AR. She is currently developing programs through which her own work can evolve while sharing creative thinking, practices, and skills with women and at-risk youth.