Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art influence my works. Through them I want to express change, possibility and potential. I create sculptures that can be disassembled and rearranged and paintings on Plexiglas that vary depending on the lighting in the room and the angle of the viewer. Because they change, they can represent a passing moment, the potential of a brighter future. My focus is the shadow that the piece casts around it, a new reflection of color or a pattern of lines and shapes that surprise the viewer. By exploring these intersections of movement, color and light, narratives related to the energy of new beginnings and the passing of current realities are revealed.
Houston based artist Lorena Morales was born in Venezuela where she graduated from Rafael Urdaneta University with a degree in Business Administration. After immigrating to the United States, she attained certificates in painting and sculpture from the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2011, she was awarded scholarships from The Carlos Cruz-Diez Foundation and the Glassell School to participate in the Advance Seminar in Contemporary Art: The Doors of Perception. She was also a finalist for the 2010 Hunting Art Prize. Morales’ artworks have been featured in several individual and group exhibitions in the USA, Germany and Venezuela.
She was one of the artists selected for SITE Houston 2015. In 2016, she was commissioned by Houston First Corporation to install her piece "Flight Plan" at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston as part of their permanent public art collection. Lorena Morales is represented by Hooks-Epstein Gallery in Houston, Texas and CAMIBAart Gallery in Austin, Texas.
Artworks by Lorena Morales are included in the following CAMIBAart exhibits: