Inspired by spirituality, music, and film, for Lorena Rivera, art has become the ultimate form of expression, able to convey any idea or emotion across all cultures. Born in southern California, Lorena came from humble roots in which hard work, spirituality, and a strong awareness of the world were key to survival. These roots became the core influence of her art. With a musician as a father, she found a love for her Mexican culture and appreciation for all forms of creativity. Her own art became an instrument for finding beauty and strength in all aspects of people and life. Through the use of oils, her paintings capture the detail and depth of her subjects. Focusing mostly on portraits and the human form, she paints each stroke with purpose to reflect the core of the subject, the subtleties within emotions, and the passion for each piece. Some have described her works as reflecting both a dark and light nature. Whatever one might see, she presents the perfect blend of concept, spirituality, culture, and soul.
In 2004, Lorena graduated from The Art Institute of CA - Los Angeles with a B.S. in Graphic Design. Immediately after receiving her degree and working as a freelance graphic artist, she entered the world of film at Pacific Title and Art Studio. Soon, she began creating and animating titles and graphics for several mainstream movies such as “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” and “Transformers.” Her works can also be seen in films such as “A Casa De Alice”, in which she created the opening logo animation for the Latino film distribution company, FiGa Films. And her other works include her character concepts for the film, “Whisper”, main title sequence in “Over Her Dead Body,” and title work in “Seraphim Falls.”
Now, she is focusing on her true passion. As a self-taught painter, she credits most of her skill to the masters that helped develop her drawing abilities and amazing artists such as Olivia De Berardinis and George Yepes whose beautiful renditions of women have always been an inspiration. Her artwork has beeen seen in galleries such as Corazon de Los Angeles, Lunasol, East End Studio Gallery, the Museum of Latin American Art, and Townley Gallery. She has also been selected as a finalist in the City of Brea Gallery’s 29th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition. With the desire to make her own mark and give back some of the soul that art has given to her, Lorena Rivera is dedicating herself to her paintings, continuously progressing and innovating.