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Lorelle Rau
Boise, ID

About the Artist

Lorelle Rau is a contemporary collage artist, who uses cut paper and appropriated imagery to investigate concepts ranging from nature and place to personal experiences. Rau’s harmonious compositions piece together snippets of found paper and appropriated imagery to create graceful linear vistas and abstract scenes that coordinate color, texture, and shape with balanced intention. Her process is guided by an intuitive context in which these elements come together; adding and extracting forms, expertly bringing line and detail into play within the landscape.

Rau earned her MA in Arts Admin…

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About the Artist

Lorelle Rau is a contemporary collage artist, who uses cut paper and appropriated imagery to investigate concepts ranging from nature and place to personal experiences. Rau’s harmonious compositions piece together snippets of found paper and appropriated imagery to create graceful linear vistas and abstract scenes that coordinate color, texture, and shape with balanced intention. Her process is guided by an intuitive context in which these elements come together; adding and extracting forms, expertly bringing line and detail into play within the landscape.

Rau earned her MA in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design; BA in Studio Art and a BS in Arts Management with a Minor in Business from Appalachian State University. She is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL but currently lives and works in Boise, Idaho.

Artist’s Work

Along johnson creek i
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Along Johnson Creek I

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Along johnson creek ii
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Along Johnson Creek II

By Lorelle Rau

Sun kissed hills i ii
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Sun Kissed Hills I & II

By Lorelle Rau

Foothills in moonlight
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Foothills in Moonlight

By Lorelle Rau

20 seconds 1 12
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20 Seconds 1 - 12

By Lorelle Rau

A beautiful disappointment i
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A Beautiful Disappointment I

By Lorelle Rau

Knoll mountain ii
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Knoll Mountain II

By Lorelle Rau

Tangled grace
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Tangled Grace

By Lorelle Rau

Distant regret
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Distant Regret

By Lorelle Rau

Mountain mini series
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Mountain Mini Series

By Lorelle Rau

Selected Exhibitions

  • Capitol Contemporary Gallery
    Boise, ID, 2020
  • Kavanaugh Gallery
    St. Charles, IL, 2019
  • Port Angeles Fine Art Center
    Port Angeles, WA, 2019
  • Evermore Gallery
    Boise, ID, 2019
  • Northwest Nazarene University
    Nampa, ID, 2019
  • artspace
    Richmond, VA, 2017
  • Radius Gallery
    Missoula, MY, 2016
  • Gallery Flux
    Ashland, VA, 2016
  • Chasen Galleries
    Richmond, VA, 2015
  • Hillyer Art Space
    Washington, DC, 2012
  • Puke Ariki Museum
    New Zealand, 2009
  • Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
    Boone, NC, 2007

Press and Accolades

  • Boise Weekly Article
    March 2019

Education

  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Master of Art in Arts Administration
    Savannah, GA,2015 
  • Appalachian State University, Bachelor of Science in Art Managament
    Boone, NC,2009 
  • Appalachian State University, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
    Boone, NC,2008