IMAGE: Marie Lorenz, 2018. Graybelt (still from video). Courtesy of the artist.

Graybelt Field Trips with Artist Marie Lorenz

Ticket included with museum admission. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. Outdoor blankets and picnics are encouraged!

Artist Marie Lorenz shares videos from her projects Tide and Current Taxi and Graybelt Field Trips and talks about her exploration of urban waterways in New York and Texas on handmade boats. Find Lorenz’s sculpture in The Sorcerer's Burden on the shores of Laguna Gloria, then hear about her project to video-map the Colorado River as she shares observations about the environment and archaeology of the area.
Marie Lorenz (born 1973 in Twentynine Palms, California) roots her work in exploration and narrative. In her ongoing project Tide and Current Taxi, Lorenz takes participants through New York waterways in boats that she designs and builds, using tidal current to propel the boat. Her current project to design a video map of the water that flows down Texas’ Colorado River, one of The University of Texas Planet 2050 research projects, will help researchers understand how personal experience with our environment affects our perceptions, behaviors, and awareness of critical resources.

Recent solo exhibitions include Marie Lorenz: Ezekia at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Flow Pool at Recess, New York; The Valley of Dry Bones at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Wanderlust at High Line Art, New York; and Erie Canal at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, an exhibition about her month-long journey down the Erie Canal. Group exhibitions include Providence, Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète, France; Future Nature, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Public Works: Artists’ Interventions 1970s – Now, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California; and Arcadia: Thoughts on the Contemporary Pastoral, Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts. Residencies include International Artist-in-Residence at Artpace, San Antonio, Texas, and John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome. Lorenz received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and Austin, Texas.
Grab your picnic fare from our onsite cafe, epicerie at The Contemporary, open during museum hours.