Kirk Lorenzo is a queer Latino, and multidisciplinary artist from the Bronx, NY. Through photography, sculpture, cinematography and performance; Lorenzo navigates highlighting the biopolitics in play that affect his narrative, and identities. His work falls directly at the intersections and confrontations between questions such as: what kind of bodies dictate our perception of our own desirability? Why is survival for some dictated by proximity to whiteness? Are the non-normative desires and intimacies brown and black bodies seek simple enough to be viewed through a single critical lens? How does one navigate the familial gaps created by queerness, class, and language? And finally; Is there an ethical means of navigating survival under the biopolitics that suppress our lives?


EDUCATION


2013 - 2017  BFASchool of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

2003 - 2016 The Art Student League of New York

2013 Advance Regents Diploma, Art & Design High School


EXHIBITIONS

2017
FIGURE/GROUND, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA
DENATURED, Weems Center: Project Space + BAG, Boston, MA
LIGHT IN THE STORMWeems Center: Project Space + BAG, Boston, MA

2016
NOISE/TOUCH, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA  
AWARD RECIPIENTS EXHIBITION
, Anderson Auditorium, Boston, MA
THERE’S A PLACE, HI Boston, Boston, MA
POST-GAY?Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA
PHOTOGRAPHY 2016, Weems Center: Project Space + BAG, Boston, MA
INTO?, The Well Gallery, Boston, MA
TIGHT, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA

2015
PASSING TIME, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
SMFA AT ERBALUCE: MOSTRA II, Erbaluce, Boston, MA
GRAPHIC ARTS + PRINT + PAPER, SMFA BAG Gallery, Boston, MA
SPECTRUM 2015, Weems Center: Project Space + BAG, Boston, MA
MENTOR, Atlantic Warf Gallery, Boston, MA
ENCUENTRO VII, NNM.Studio, Lima, Peru
BODY MAPS, The Fenway Center, Boston, MA
QUITE IN THE LIBRARY, WM Hunt Library, Boston, MA

2014
YES:PAINT; PAINTING BIENNIAL, Weems Center: Project Space + BAG, Boston, MA
GRAPHIC ARTS ANNUAL AWARD, Weems Center: Project Space + BAG, Boston, MA

2013
NEW STUDENT SALON SHOW, Weems Center: Project Space + BAG, Boston, MA
DEDALUS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
AP ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION, Kenny Gallery, NYC

2011
EXPLORING THE ARTS GALA, Cipriani Dolci Hall, NYC

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016
Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography, Boston, MA

2015
SMFA Presidents Research Award, Boston, MA

2014
SMFA Graphic Arts Annual Award, Boston, MA

2012
Scholastics Art & Writing, New York, NY
Dedalus Foundation Scholarship, New York, NY

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017
Posture Magazine, "Meet the Curator Subverting Gendered Associations with Craft and Fiber Art" By Ickarus

2016
SummerDiaryProject, December, "A BROOKLYN AFTERNOONBy Beachcruiser Media
Folk Magazine, November, "Queer Expression: An Interview with Kirk Lorenzo", By Ben Ashby & Christophe Chaisson
Mascular Magazine, October "Issue No. 17: Nocturnal" By Vincent Keith
Pornceptual, August, "Decadent" By Pornceptual
SummerDiaryProject, May "MEMORY & DESIREBy Beachcruiser Media
Queerty, March "Gay Hookup Culture Captured in Beautiful Homoerotic Photo Series" By Graham Gremore
SummerDiaryProject, Feburary "UNDISCLOSED HEDONISM: HOUSE 225" By Beachcruiser Media

2015
SummerDiaryProject, July "A FOREIGN COASTBy Beachcruiser Media