Kirk Lorenzo is a Queer Dominican-American from the Bronx, NY. Who finds himself needing to continuously highlight the lack of distance between the fictionalization of dystopia as a concept and the reality of occupying space in one. With the concept of dystopia in mind, Lorenzo explores manners in which queerness can learn to adapt, and navigate such a setting. He uses intimacy and aesthetics to have us question and confront colonial legacies, traumas, assimilation, adaption and the roots of deviant desires (all products of colonialism that exist right under our noses whether explicit or not). To encompass it all, he editorializes the queer as a feint tactic; one in which you’re impulse to absorb the appealing leads to your force feeding of the difficult to swallow.


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
SENT FROM A PURE MOMENT, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA
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