Nancy Lorenz incorporates techniques from traditional Asian craft into her abstract paintings and sculpture. Her use of materials such as mother-of-pearl inlay, lacquer and gold leaf in painterly gestures creates works of expressionistic abstraction that blur the line between fine and decorative art.
Lorenz earned a BFA Summa Cum Laude in Painting and Printmaking at the University of Michigan. She received a MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art and a John Simon Guggenheim Award in 1998.
She lives and works in New York City.