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Lorimar Matos

Multidisciplinary Artist, and Speaker

About

Lorimar Matos is a full-time stay-at-home mom and artist based in Chicago. Her art is centered around the use of bright colors, the human figure, and Puerto Rican folk art as vehicles to explore the impact of growing up as a first-generation Puerto Rican stateside American. Lorimar hopes her work brings a sense of joy and warmth to its viewers as she uses her work as a way to escape feelings of anxiousness and depression, to answer questions about her identity and exercise a conscious daily decision to make her own joy and happiness.

In her latest collection Lorimar uses Vejigante masks as the base to explore where her Puerto Rican and American identities might merge. All of the masks are started off traditionally using paper mache techniques passed through many generations of mask artisans on the island and finished with unconventional materials and designs. This is a way to reflect on Lorimar’s upbringing in the State’s and how she was taught the importance of holding on to her ancestral culture while at the same time having to adapt to her American one.

Solo Exhibitions

Caretas bufiyadas
8.8.22 – 8.2.22. Gallery Cafe

AmeRICAN 3. 18.22 – 5.27.22. Humboldt Park Boathouse. Hosted by PRCC, The National Museum Of Puertorican Arts and Culture, and Paseoboriqua.org

Group Exhibitions

Spice Spectacular 11.3.22. Kiss the Brain & On Tour Brewery

Memorial Day Dope Art Show 5.30.22 Ludlow Liquor Hosted by Birdmilk

The Deeply Rooted 4.8. 22. Woman Made Gallery

Women’s History Month Pop UP Gallery 3.25.22 Rostrom 312

Glow Up 3.11.22 Hairpin Arts Center

Muse and movement. 3.4.22. Art Inspired by Artist 2.22.22 Journey/ Explore 12.10.21 Sounds 12.12.21 Portraits 8.7.21 Abstractions 6.11.21 Botanicals 5.14.21 24×24 4.9.21 Fulton Street Collective Chicago

Next Level Art Show 12.18.21 Project Human X & Hairpin Arts Center Chicago

Parent Artist 9.24.21 Southspace Chicago

Women Lead Pop UP Gallery 3.12.21 Rostrom 312 Chicago

Get in touch

Lorimar is always available for collaborations and talks worldwide. If you want to chat about design, books, culture, or anything else, don’t hesitate in reaching out.

Misc

The Other Art Fair Chicago 9.30.21-10.3.21

Complex Magazine One Of One Show 8.3.21