Bio Lorena Garcia Mateu
About the Artist

Lorena García Mateu (b. 1983) lives and works in Valencia, Spain. She graduated in 2008 in Fine Art MA in Art Production from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Lorena’s interests encompass figurative art and nature interpretation, often referring to Art History. Throughout her work — which embraces mainly oil painting — the artist explores the search of colour and its harmony, claiming to arouse atmospheres charged by mystery, movement and uncertainty.

García Mateu has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions across Spain and internationally. Her paintings have been selected also in a several national awards.

For more information on purchasing or commissioning a painting, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.

Valencia, Spain.
Telf: (+34) 630974316
studio@lorenagarciamateu.es
Education
2009
Degree in Theatre Space and Settings. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
2008
M.A. in Artistic Production. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
2006
B.A. in Fine Arts. San Carlos’ College. Valencia, Spain.
2005
Erasmus Scholarship. University of Madeira, Portugal.
Solo Exhibitions
2020
A Splendour Among Shadows. Richard Stone and Lorena García Mateu. Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. London.
Life is the mystery. Artifact. New York, USA.*
2018
La vida silenciosa. Movart. Art Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2015
Ahora, Nosotras II. M.AR.CA. León, Spain.
2014
Onírica. ArtClub. Caro Hotel. Valencia, Spain.
2013
Life in Motion. Las Naves Centro de Creación Contemporánea. Valencia, Spain.
Origen. L’Espai. Delegación de Cultura. Torrent, Spain.
2008
Il Corpo Evocato. Studio Arte Fuori Centro. Roma, Italy.
2007
Il Corpo Evocato. Accademia di Belle Arti. Maceratta, Italy.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
Origen. La duda de Darwin. MUNIC. Carracedelos, León. Spain.
Arte Aparte XII. Sala La Carolina, Jaén, Spain.*
2017
Summer of art. Galería Cuatro. Valencia, Spain.
Nuevos Nómadas II. Real Álcazar de Sevilla, Meca. Sevilla, Spain.
Nuevos Nómadas I. Museo de Almería. Meca. Sevilla, Spain.
2016
Festival de les arts Ciutat Vella Oberta. Casa de Velázquez. Madrid, Spain.
Polizontes. Contemporain landscapes. M.ARC.CA. León, Spain.*
Project IMAGO MUNDI, MADE IN SPAIN. Fundación Benetton & CAC de Málaga. Spain and International (itinerant).*
2014
Ars Visibilis III International Art Festival l Miradas de Mujeres. Meca. Almería, Spain.*
Ahora, nosotras III International Art Festival Miradas de Mujeres. M.ARC.CA. León, Spain.
Awards / Grants
2009
Antonio Gala Foundation‘s Artistic Scholarship. Córdoba, Spain.
2007
1st Prize 2007 Artistic creation. University of Zaragoza, Spain. *
Work selected for Artemisia II Edizione prize. Ancona, Italy. *
Art Fairs
2020
The Palm Beach Show. Florida, Miami, USA.
2018
Affordable Art Fair. Hampstead, London, UK.
Art Boca Raton. Florida, USA.
2017
The new red dot. Miami, USA.
Affordable Art Fair. Hampstead. London, UK.
2015
The Other Art Fair. Victoria House. London, UK.
2014
The Affordable Art Fair. Hampstead. London, UK.
The Other Art Fair. Ambika P3, Marylebone. London, UK.
Institutional/Artistic Support
2019
Selected for 3th Rotary Club Valencia-Centro National Painting Award. Valencia, Spain.
2018
Selected for XXVII Autumn Awards 'Villa de Chiva'. Valencia, Spain.*
Selected for XXVII Bienas Eusebio Sempere. Onil, Alicante, Spain.*
Selected for II Competition Painting Rotary Club Valencia, Spain.
2017
Selected for the 58th "Salón de Otoño Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia". Spain.*
2016
Selected for the 57th "Salón de Otoño Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia". Spain.*
Selected for the 39th National Competition Painting "Casimiro Sainz", Reinosa, Spain.
Selected for the 21st National Competition Painting “Ciutat d’ Algemesí”, Spain.*
Selected for the 20th National Competition Painting Castellón, Spain.*
2015
Selected for the 56th “Salón de Otoño Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia”, Spain.*
Selected for the 19th Competition painting “Enrique Lite. Premios culturales 2015”. La Laguna Univeristy, Tenerife, Spain.*
Selected for 5th Salón de las vanidades. El Carpio. Córdoba, Spain.*
Festival de les Arts Ciutat Vella Oberta. Valencia, Spain.
2014
Selected for the 19th Annual competition “Ciudad de Algemesí”, Spain.*
2013
Selected for the VI International Art Festival Incubarte. Valencia, Spain.*
70th Annual Competition 2013 Work selected and National Art Exhibition "José Camarón", Segovia, Spain.*
2006
Work selected for Painting Contest IV Fund. U. P. V. Valencia, Spain.*
Work selected for the 7th Manolo Valdés Collection Art Contest. Castellón, Spain.*

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