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Lorena Levi Painter

Lorena Levi specialises in portraiture and narrative oil painting. In the last year of her Masters in Art and Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art she explored unconventional methods of collecting stories mainly through the internet.

Levi uses chatrooms to speak to strangers and listens to podcasts of real-life therapy sessions in order to present a narrative scene in order to gain inspiration for her work. In conjunction with narrative painting, she is also a portrait artist, with an interest in trying to understand and interpret her sitters’ inner psyche, and their relationship with others in the painting – or even Levi herself.

Upon graduating, Levi won the Astaire Prize 2021 and was selected for the RSA New Contemporaries show in 2023.