Lori Pensini

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Born in 1970 in the wheatbelt Railway town of Narrogin, population 4500, 192km south east of Perth.

Ours is a family of pioneering stock, and I have a great love for and attachment to the land, fruit born from generations of the simple sorrows and the simple joys endured. From humble beginnings on a small horse farm, to the reverence of existence on a million acres north of the 26th parallel, north of Perth some 1400kms, and north of anything remotely sentimental or 'womanly', inspiration was lived not searched. The sheer expanse of the landscape, with its seamless ultramarine sky, and infinite horizon shimmering promises, offered a myriad of contradictions, greatness and trepidation, smallness and strength, fear, fight, love, loss. Isolation too - Jekylled friend and foe, a sense of freedom, a heady mix of never ending enticing realism to dance nonsensical. The perfect illumination for an already fervent imagination.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & STUDIES

2006 Portugal Study Tour 2004 Kimberly & Northern Territory study tour 1989—1991 Certificate Architectural Drafting ART— Self Taught

SOLO EXHIBITIONS DETAILS

2009 Florence, Italy 'Home Lies Wide A Thousand Miles' 2007 McKenzie Gallery - Claremont, WA 2006 McKenzie Gallery - Claremont, WA 'Birds & Birds Alike' 2006 Boranup Gallery - November, Margaret River, WA 'The Promised Land' 2005 Lynne Wilton Gallery - Melbourne VIC 'A Fortunate Life'

2005 Narrogin Regional Art Gallery - Narrogin W'A Fortunate Life' 2004 St Bernards - Kojonup, WA 2003 McKenzie Gallery—Claremont, WA 2002 Pilbara Fine Art Gallery– Karratha, WA

2001 Boranup Gallery— Margaret River Wine Festival, WA 2001 McKenzie Art Gallery— Claremont, WA 2000 Pilbara Fine Art Gallery—Karratha, WA 1999 Pilbara Fine Art Gallery—Karratha, WA

1999 Giralia Station Variety Club Bash—Exmouth, WA GROUP EXHIBITIONS DETAILS

2009 2009 2007 2007 2007 2007 & Variety Exhibitions 2006 Art Sydney 06 - represented by Corporate Art, Burleigh Heads, QLD 2006 Lynne Wilton Gallery - Royal Childrens Auction, Melbourne VIC 2006 Cossack Exhibition - Karratha, WA

Perth College - WA She-scapes - Gallery82 - Adelaide SA Towoomba - Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery, Buderim QSLD Art Melbourne 07' - represented by Lynne Wilton Gallery, Armadale, VIC

Royal Pines Ladies Masters Tornament - Corporate Art, Burleigh Heads, QSLD McKenzies Representation - promoting works in over 20 of Perth's leading Charity, School

2006 St Bernards - Kojonup, WA 2006 McKenzies Representation - promoting works in over 20 of Perth's leading Charity, School & Variety Exhibitions

2005 Silvery Gibbon Project - Perth Zoo Art Auction, WA

2005 Affordable Art Show - Sydney, NSW 2005 McKenzies Investment Auction - Claremont,

WA 2004 McKenzie Gallery Representation—promoting works to over 20 of Perth’s leading Charity, School & Variety Exhibitions

2004 Moerart - Moeralina Exhibition represented by McKenzie Gallery Painting used as gallery invitation/ promotion

2004 McKillop College Ar X Pose Exhibition—painting requested to promote auction

2004 Silvery Gibbon Project -Perth Zoo Art Auction

2004 Bettongia Gallery, Williams representation 2003 Yeltrah Gallery, Upper Swan—joint exhibit Spring in The Valley Wine Festival

2003 Painting requested to promote Moerlina School Art Exhibition.— represented by McKenzie Gallery

2003 McKenzie Gallery Representation—promoting works to over 20 of Perth’s leading Charity, School & Variety Exhibitions.

2003 Shell Agricultural Awards—Royal Show. Re: Williams Expo

2003 Cossack Art Award—Cossack

2002 Geraldton Grammar School Biannual Art Exhibition, Geraldton. Joint exhibition with Leon Pericles, Larry Mitchell & Mike Vandeluer

2002 Liberal Party Art Exhibition, Dalkeith — invitation artist

2002 McKenzie Gallery Representation—promoting works to over 20 of Perths leading Charity, School & Variety exhibitions

2002 Feature artist— New Gallery opening Swan Valley—Spring in The Valley Wine Festival

2002 RAS Perth Royal Show

2002 Cossack Art Awards—Cossack

2002 Art Expo—Williams

2002 Silvery Gibbon Project Art Auction— Perth Zoo

2001 Bunbury Catholic College Art Extraordinare Exhibit

2001 Invitation Only Art Auction—Aranmore College, Perth

2001 Silvery Gibbon Project Art Auction —Perth Zoo

2001 Millbrook Art Expo—Williams 2001 Cossack Art Awards—Cossack

2001 Williams Art & Craft Exhibit— Williams

2001 Margaret River Wine Festival—Margaret River Hotel

2001 Moora Art Exhibition—Moora

2000 Bunbury Catholic College- Art Extraordinare Exhibit.

2000 Invitation Only Art Auction - Bunbury Catholic College

2000 Aranmore Catholic College Art Exhibition

2000 Aranmore Invitation only Art Auction.

2000 Narrogin Spring Festival Exhibition

2000 Perth Royal Show

2000 Perth Royal Show - Pilbara Development Display

2000 Cossack Art Awards– Cossack

2000 9' x 5' Williams Art Expo Exhibition

2000 Williams Agricultural Show Exhibition

1999 Northhamption Agricultural Art Exhibition

1999 Mt Magnet Art Exhibition

1999 Bunbury Catholic College- Art Extraordinare Exhibition

1999 Cossack Art Awards—Cossack

1998 Shell Agricultural Awards- Perth Royal Show

1998 Chapman Valley Agricultural Society Art Awards

1998 Geraldton Rotary Art Awards & Auction

1997 Cossack Art Awards

1997 Geraldton Rotary Art Awards

AWARDS

2002 1st Prize Peoples Choice—RAS Perth Royal Show, Shell Agricultural Award 2002 1st Prize RAS Exhibition– Williams - Best painting of Rural Theme. Oil

2002 Finalist 2001 1st Prize

2000 1st Prize

1999 1st prize

RAS Perth Royal Shell Agricultural Art Award Cossack Aquisitive Art Awards -Best Oil Landscape $2500

Judge— Ken Done Aquisitive Art Awards Hamersley Iron -Best Oil Landscape $2500

Judge— Robert Juniper Cossack Aquisitive Art Awards Judge— Curator National Gallery

Titan Resource Best Oil Landscape $2000 Cossack Aquisitive Art Awards – Pilbara Development Commission - Best

1998 1st prize painting by a Pilbara Artist $1000

1998 1st prize

'The Muster" - Chapman Valley Ag. Society Art Awards Represented C.V.A in Royal Show Shell Awards

Shell Royal Perth Show Ag. Society Art Awards Geraldton Rotary Art Awards & Auction Best landscape

1998 Finalist 1998 1st prize 1997 Honourable Geraldton Rotary Art Awards Mention

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

2004 Painting chosen to promote MacKillop College, Busselton 2003 New works sold @ both McKenzie Gallery Investment Auctions

2004 Painting chosen to promote Moeralina Art Exhibition 2003 New works sold prior to McKenzie Gallery Investment Auctions 2003 Interview—women in small business in remote areas

www.afascinatingjourney.com.au 2002 Invitation only– Geraldton Grammar School Joint Exhibition with

Leon Pericles & Larry Mitchell 2002 Painting requested for invitation of new gallery opening–

Swan Valley (Barrel of Beujoulis) 2002 Commission– Shire of Boyup Brook Tourism committee–

advertising 2001 Private Collector large commission— Sydney 2000 Collection of paintings representing Pilbara Development

commission— Perth Royal Show 2000 Invitation only Aranmore Art Auction 2000 Painting requested to advertise AranMore Catholic College Art

Exhibition. 2000 Invitation only Bunbury Catholic College Art Auction

COLLECTIONS

Shire of Roebourne, Pilbara Development Commission, Robe River Mining, Hamersley Iron Mining, Titan Resources, Robe River Pastoral co., Medical Group Geraldton, Worsley Alumina,

Private Collections - Western Australia, Canberra, South Australia, NSW, VIC, Queensland, England, Scotland, Texas, New Zealand, Singapore