ZIMMERMAN ART GALLERY

Artists

Lorraine Rastorfer

 

Born in Wellington in 1961, Lorraine Rastorfer holds a Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from Auckland University, Elam School of Fine Arts (1992). 

Lorraine is a regular exhibitor, with recent solo exhibitions at Pataka Art + Museum (2015 and 2016), and five solo exhibitions at Milford Galleries (Dunedin) between 2006 and 2015.

A runner up in the Wallace Art Awards 1993, and a finalist in each year from 1999-2002, 2004 and 2011-2012, Rastorfer has received a number of other awards and grants. These include the 2005 CoCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Art Award, 1993 Ida Eise Painting Award and 2002 WSA NZ Painting and Printmaking Award.

More recently, the artist’s work was selected as a finalist for the NZ Painting and Printmaking Award in 2008, 2011 and 2017.

Work by Lorraine has also been selected for the Parkin Drawing Prize each year from 2014 to 2016, and in 2014 and 2015 for the Art Waikato National Contemporary Art Award. 

The artist's work is represented in notable private and corporate collections, including the collections of Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young, ANZ National Bank, Auckland Institute of Architects and the James Wallace Arts Trust.

Lorraine describes her painting process as follows: “I work with the fluidity, viscosity, opacity and transparency of paint, a variety of mark-making tools that I have designed myself and the effects of chance, control and an overall conceptual intent. I keep going until I find a spatial balance; a sense of ordered freedom, a unified variety of rhythms and streams.”