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Lori Pensini

Lori  Pensini

About the Artists:

"This current body of work is an introspective reaction to the recent discovery of my aboriginal heritage. They explore the symbiotic relationships between ourselves and our environment, and how our connection with the physical world intricately shapes our being." 

Lori Pensini



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

Solo Exhibitions

2019 NECTAR The Studio Gallery, WA

2018 Gallery Smith, VIC

2017 Gallows Gallery, WA

2016 Gallows Gallery, WA

2016 The Studio Gallery, WA

2016 Mater Dei College, WA

2015 Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay, WA

2011 McKenzie Gallery ‘Dream Journals’ - Claremont, WA

2010 Wentworth Galleries – Sydney, NSW

2009  'Home Lies Wide A Thousand Miles' Florence, Italy  

2009 Buderim, QLD 'Babes in the Wood'?- Tiffany Jones Fine Art  

2007 – 1999

‘Dream Journals’ McKenzie Gallery - Claremont, WA

Boranup Gallery - Margaret River, WA

'A Fortunate Life' Lynne Wilton Gallery - Melbourne Vic

'A Fortunate Life' Narrogin Regional Art Gallery , WA

St Bernards - Kojonup, WA

McKenzie Gallery—Claremont, WA

Pilbara Fine Art Gallery– Karratha, WA

Giralia Station Variety Club Bash—Exmouth, WA

Group Exhibitions

2019   Beyond Karijini, The Studio Gallery

2017  Beyond the Gilded Cage, Art Space Collective, WA

2017   Easter Exhibition with Mel Brigg, The Studio Gallery, WA

2017  Art Space Corporative, Scarborough, WA

2017  Art Extraordinaire, Bunbury,WA

2016  Self Portrait Exhibition, The Studio Gallery, WA

2016  Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA

2016  Rediscover

2016  Bunbury, WA

2016  Southern Forrest Exhibit. Collie, WA

2015  Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA

2015  Gallows Gallery, Perth, WA

2015  Collie Art Gallery, Portrait exhibition, WA

2015  Hutchins Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2015, 2014  Lethbridge Art Awards Exhibition, QSLD

2015, 2014  Cossack Art Awards Exhibition, WA

2015  Salon De Refuse Portrait Exhibit- Perth, WA

2014  Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA

2014  Tiffany Fine Art Gallery - Buderim, QSLD

2013  Kojonup Art Exhibition - Kojonup, WA

2011  Hale School Art Exhibition - Perth, WA

2011  Art Extraordinaire - Bunbury

2009  Perth College, WA

2009  She-scapes - Gallery82 - Adelaide, SA

2007  Towoomba - Tiffany Jones Fine Art, Buderim, QLD

2007  Art Melbourne 07' - represented by Lynne Wilton, Gallery, Armadale, VIC


2019 Winner Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize, WA

2019 Finalist The Lester Prize, WA

2019 Finalist Perth Royal Art Prize, WA

2019 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award, NSW

2019 Finalist Len Fox Art Prize, VIC

2018 Winner of People's Choice Award, Kilgour Portrait Prize

2018 Finalist Bruny Island Art Prize

2018 Finalist Black Swan Portraiture Prize 

2018 Semi -Finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

2017 Finalist  Minawarra Art Award, Armadale

2017  Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, QLD

2016  Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, QLD

2016  Finalist  Black Swan Portraiture Prize, WA

2016  Finalist  Minnawarra Art Award, Armidale

2015  Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, QLD

2015  Semi Final  Doug Moran Nation Portrait Prize, NSW

2015  Winner Digital Portrait Photographic Award, WA

2015  Finalist  Hutchins Works on Paper Award, TAS

2015  Selection Salon De Refuse Black Swan Prize, Perth, WA

2014  Finalist  Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award

2014  Semi Final  Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

2014  Winner  Cossack Art Award

2013 Semi Final Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

2013  Finalist   Art quench Gallery- USA. Depicting Contemporary Life & The Urban Experience

2012  Final Select  Contemporary Artists Volume 5.USA

2012  Finalist  Artivita – World Wide Art – California

2012  Honorable Artivita – World Wide Art – California Mention

2011 Finalist  Nannup Art Prize, Nannup, WA

2002 1st Prize  Cossack Aquisitive Art Awards – Best Oil Landscape. Judge – Ken Done

2002 Finalist RAS Perth Royal Shell Agricultural Art Award

2001 1st Prize Cossack Aquisitive Art Awards  Hamersley Iron – Best oil Landscape. Judge – Robert Juniper

1999 1st Prize Cossack Aquisitive Art Awards  Hamersley   Iron – Best oil Landscape. Judge – Curator- National Gallery

1998 1st Prize Cossack Aquisitive Art Awards  Pilbara Best Painting by a Pilbara Artist

1998 1st Prize Ag.Society Art Awards. Geraldton Represented C.V.A in Royal show Shell Awards

1998  Finalist Shell Royal Perth show Ag.Society Art Awards

1998 1st Prize Gerladton Rotary Art Awards


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 the26th parallel, north of Perth some 1400kms, and north of anything remotely sentimental or 'womanly', inspiration was lived not searched.

The shear 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.  

Date of Birth: 29.11.1970
Aboriginal ancestry

Associated Exhibitions

BEYOND KARIJINI: Pilbara & Cheela Plains
One Landscape - 4 Views

Mel Brigg
Lori Pensini
Joanne Duffy
Simon Hemsley

20 April - 9 May, 2019
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Lori Pensini | NECTAR
Please join us for the opening of this exhibition: Saturday 9th March at 6pm & meet the Artist
9 March - 27 March, 2019
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Little Treasures
a showcase of Studio Artists 'Little Treasures'
27 August - 4 September, 2016
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"Inside An Artists Mind"
Features a diverse and dynamic collection of self-portraits from a group of the gallery’s inspiring artists.
2 July - 20 July, 2016
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Christmas Exhibition 2015
12 Studio Artists Christmas Exhibtion
15 December, 2015 - 10 January, 2016
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