Lorena Rios was born in northern New Jersey in 1976. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her studio is currently located in Brooklyn, New York.


The line between reality and dream life, transitions, moments of heightened awareness, personal realizations and symbols are all significant themes in my work. I am inspired by my dreams, memories and moods and use them as a starting point. The painting process is spontaneous and allows the work to unfold from moment to moment. Working in this manner makes it a dynamic, kinetic experience using momentary associations, movements, and emotions that shape and color the work. I work mainly with oil painting but also experiment with photography, body-painting, and graphic art.