Artists Bio

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Renjeau Gallery 2015

Purebred Studios, North Kingstown, RI 2008 – 2014

Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI 1999

Steinhauser Studio, Newport, RI 1993

Hydrangea House, Newport, RI 1992

The Collectors Showcase Gallery, Jacksonville, FL 1992

Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI 1992

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

MEAM Museum (Museu Europeu d’Art Modern), Barcelona Spain, 2017*

Poets and Artists, 2017

Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2017,

PAC, Pawtucket RI, 2017

Boston International Show, Boston MA, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Charlestown Gallery, Charlestown, RI 2011 & 2012

Spring St. Gallery, Newport RI 2012

Warwick Museum, Warwick, RI 2012 & 2011, 2013

Providence Art Club Juried Open, Providence, RI 2011

B&H Gallery, East Greenwich, RI 2010

Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY, 2006, 2001 & 1999

Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI 1990-2012

City Arts, Wichita, KS 2009, 2007, 2002, 2001 & 1999

Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI 2007, 2006, 1990, 1989, 1987

American Dog Art Competition, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

Debloi Street Gallery, Newport, RI 2002

Museum of the Dog, AKC, St Louis, MO 2001, 1999, 1997

PS Gallery, Litchfield, CT 1999-2005

Kennedy Gallery, Provincetown, MA 1998-2008

Sailors Valentine Gallery, Nantucket, MA 1996-1998

Main St. Gallery, Nantucket, MA 1998-2000

Avon Gallery, Avon, CT 1996

Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA 1996

 

National/International Awards

ARC Salon Honorable Mention, 2016

ARC Salon Finalist, 2015

Bold Brush, finalist, March 2014                       

Society of Illustrators, Award of Merit, 2005, 2001& 1999

Communication Arts Award of Excellence,             2002, 2001, 1999, 1998 & 1997

Art Show at the Dog Show First Place Oil, People’s Choice & Best Sporting Group             Entry, 2002, 2nd Place Oil, 1999

Contemporary American Dog Art Competition First Place Oil, 2005, Best of Show &             First Place Oil, 2000, First Place Water Color, 1999, First Place Oil, 1998

 

Local Awards and Grants

Warwick Museum of Art, Best of Show, 2011, Award of Merit, 2013

Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Professional Development Grant, 2011

Wickford Art Asso. Best of Show, 2002

 

Professional Experience

Purebred Editions 1995-2013, Owner and Artist of limited edition prints of dogs

 

Selected Publications

Poets and Artists, Idiosyncratic Monochromes, June 2017

Power of the Self, 6YL, 2015

Art Burlington, article, “Artist’s to Watch”, Dec. 2009

Art Calendar, article, Studio Tour, May 2008           

Illustration, A Theoretical & Contextual Perspective, copyright 2007, Hyperrealism

Naples Dog, article, “Pawcassos”, Winter, 2007

Society of Illustrators “Annual of American Illustration”, 1990,2001,2006

Inform Art, article, “Lorena Pugh” 2006 Annual Guide

Art and Frame Review, article, “Artist to Watch, Lorena Pugh” November 2005

Communications Arts, “Illustration Annual”, 1997-2001

Décor, article, “Pet Projects” , May 2000

US Art, article, “Dogs of a Different Color”, September, 1999

Dog & Kennel, article, “Artist Lorena Pugh”, February, 1999

 

Teaching

Guest Lecturer University of Rhode Island, 2012

Guest Lecturer East Greenwich Art League, 2012

Studio Instruction, 2012- Present

 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, NY 1980

Also studied at:           

Bryan Shaw School of Art’ London, 1979

Art Student’s League, NY 1981

School of Visual Arts, NY 1982

Rhode Island School of Design, RI 1998

 

Born

Denver, Colorado, November 20, 1957