Lorelle Rau’s harmonious compositions piece together snippets of found paper and captured imagery to create graceful linear vistas and abstract scenes that coordinate colour, texture, and shape with balanced intention. Her process is guided by an intuitive context, where the elements come together by adding and extracting forms and expertly bringing line and detail into play within the landscape. Line allows her to study the environment at a distance, while texture permits her to investigate her surroundings more deeply.
Her recent series, “20 Seconds”, defines her reality during the Covid19 pandemic as obscure and contradicting. This series began as an exploration of a simple shape that pervaded our culture. It later alluded to canceled events and missed opportunities, throughout which she came to understand her privileged existence.
Lorelle Rau is an art consultant and professional artist, who uses cut paper and appropriated imagery to investigate concepts of nature and place and personal experiences.
Originally from South Florida, Rau earned an MA in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015 and received a BS in Art Management and BA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University. She currently works as an art consultant, managing several healthcare, residential, and corporate projects. While her formal background is in Arts Administration, she has exhibited her own artwork extensively since 2010.
Rau currently lives and works in Boise, Idaho. When she is not fully immersed in the visual arts, she enjoys hiking in the Boise foothills and Idaho backcountry. Both activities inform her career as a professional artist and interest in healthcare art. Through her work, Rau hopes to connect with likeminded individuals who value nature and are inspired by the environment.