OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED
COSTA RICA, DATED 2005
39 X 29 INCHES
Villalobos was born in Costa Rica in 1961.
She studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Autonoma de Centroamerica and has regularly participated in workshops exploring various mediums and techniques including painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Since 1989 she has taken part in over 100 exhibitions, both group and solo. Lorena is currently being exhibited by four galleries, two international and two in Costa Rica. In 2012 she participated in the 5th Beijing Biennale, page #33 of that catalogue.
Her work is published in Anuarium; Art and Culture of Costa Rica, pages #62 – 65. A partial list of exhibitions includes the Museums of Costa Rica, Universidad Autonoma de Centroamerica, the Wildlife Foundation of Costa Rica, Biennales del Café, Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture of Costa Rica, numerous Arts Festivals, the Golden Hall of the Costa Rican Museum of Art, Hogar Siembra, the Costa Rican Country Club, the National Gallery; The Children's Museum and at the Juan Santamaria International Airport. Lorena has exhibited internationally in the USA, Mexico, Nicaragua, Beijing & Shanghai China and a solo exhibition in Lyon, France. Lorena is in both private and public collections both nationally and internationally including the Costa Rican National Museum, the National Bank of Costa Rica, The Four Seasons Papagayo Resort, the Marriot Los Sueños, Playa Conchal Resort and Rancho Santana Nicarauga.
Statement from the artist: “At heart I am a Costa Rican artist; as well as an artist that is easily board. I am a personal explorer generally unconcerned with international trends or even conventional techniques. I advance my aesthetic through the depiction of my own life, my experience and memories. There is nothing I want to say to the world beyond what is common in our humanity and exceptional in the human experience of the natural world.”