current projects

Tide and Current Taxi


Solo Projects
2016 Tide and Current Taxi, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York
Erie2NYC, Urban Video Project and Lightworks, Syracuse, New York
Ezekia, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Kern Island, Todd Madigan Art Gallery, University of California, Bakersfield
Derelict, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2015 Drift Boat, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver CANADA
2014 The Valley of Dry Bones, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, New York
Off Shore, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California
The Field House, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, CANADA
2012 Archipelago, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, New York
2011 Smokey Hill River Ferry, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas
Waverunner Xv: Indices and Abstractions, Locust Projects, Miami, Florida
2010 Upriver, performance for the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, New York
Shipwrecks, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, New York
2009 The Inner Sea, a web-log that documents exploration of waterways around Rome, Italy
2008 East River, Night of the Hunter, The Glass Pavilion, Berlin, GERMANY
Marie Lorenz: New Work, Frederick Snitzer Gallery Project Room, Miami, Florida
2007 Narrative / Memory / Navigation, Hudson (Show)Room, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas
Icknield Port Loop, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England
2005-2011 The Tide and Current Taxi, ongoing performance providing water taxi around New York
Group Exhibitions
2017 Wanderlust, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo New York
An Ephemeral History of HDTS: 2002-2015, Copper Mountain Mesa, Joshua Tree, California
Centerpiece, Bomb Pop Up at Pete’s Candy Store, New York, New York
Attics of My Life, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, New York
Shadow Cabinate, Artists Alliance Inc, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York New York
2016 Wanderlust, The High Line, New York, New York
Future Nature, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, New York
Onion by the Ocean, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Radical Seafaring, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York
2015 International Artist in Residence Exhibition, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas
Public Works: Artist’s Interventions 1970’s - Now, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland
Exhibit Hall 1, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah
Providence, Musee International des Arts Modestes, Sete, FRANCE
Last Daze, Cinders Gallery / Space Gallery, Portland Maine
Arcadia, Thoughts on the Contemporary Pastoral, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
2014 Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, New York
Frieze Projects, Frieze Foundation, Randall’s Island, New York
Strata, Arsenal Gallery, New York, New York
Free River Zone, Goethe-Institut, New York, New York
Off Shore, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California
Pier 54, High Line Art, New York, New York
2013 Expo1: New York, MoMA PS1, Queens, New York
Morphology of the Print, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, New York
High Desert Test Sites 2013, Joshua Tree, California
Place to Place to Place, Planthouse, New York, New York
Through This To That, Present Company, Brooklyn, New York
Concrete Paradise, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
Silent Beaches, Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University, Queens, New York
Sea Drift, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Prints, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, New York
Hook, Line, and Sinker, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada (Catalogue)
2012 Conflux Festival, New York University Barney Gallery, New York, New York
Peekskill Project, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
Boat Show, The Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas
Max Freiheit, Friends of Freiheit, North Adams, Massachusetts
Keep in Touch, Kunstlerhaus, Bremen, GERMANY
CTRL+P New Directions in Printmaking, Arlington Art Center, Arlington Virginia
Floating Through, The Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, New York
Drawings Related to Performance, Curated by Becky Kinder, 92YTribeca, New York, New York
2011 YOU ARE HERE: Projects in (De)Tourism, ACE Curratorial Collective, Hunter College, New York, New York
The Missing Library, Dumbo Art Center, New York, New York
Cinema at Sea, Currated by David Horvits, Satelliet Groep, Den Haag, NETHERLANDS
Seaworthy, Elizabeth Foundation and Flux Factory, New York, New York
Water Water Every Where, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Dadarhea, Canada Gallery, New York, New York
Streams of Consciousness, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas
2010 NADA Presents / Big Screen Project, Le Jardin Ballroom, Miami, Florida
Dadarhea, OHWOW, Miami, Florida
The Maginot Line, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
Future 86, Catskills, New York
Galeria Perdida, Artist in Research, Chilchota, MEXICO
The Craft, Lehman College of Art Gallery, Bronx, New York
2009 La Gioia, Palace of Exhibitions, Rome, Italy
Spazi Aperti, Romanian Academy in Rome, Italy
Lo Sguardo Di Giano, American Academy in Rome
2008 First Sight, a project with Lan Tuazon and The Drawing Center, New York, New York
2007 The Lasso Project, Art Space, New Haven, Connecticut
Till I Die, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, New York
Bivouac, Fields Sculpture Park, Art Omi, New York
700 Club, Columbia University, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, New York
12345678910, Eleven Twelve, Galleria Pilar Parra and Romero, Madrid, Spain
Eternal Flame, Red Cat, Los Angeles, California
2006 On Tour, Kunstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Action Adventure, Canada Gallery, New York, New York
501 Lexington, The Lab, New York, New York
5 Sculptors, Workspace, Bushwick, New York
Local Transit, Artists Space, New York, New York
High Desert Test Sites 5, Joshua Tree, California
Secret Porthole to the Scope Art Fair, Scope Art Fair, New York, New York
2005 The Tide and Current Taxi, Seven day performance providing water taxi around New York
Circumnavigation, Three Day Performance Encircling the Manhattan Island, Artists Space
Fearless Vampire Killers, Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
ADD Videos, Wizard Electronics, Brooklyn, New York
The Museum of the Five Coldest Nights of My Life, Joymore Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2004 The Four Color Pen Show, The General Store, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rowdy Remix, ATM Gallery, New York, New York
Strange Animal, LACE Gallery, Los Angeles, California
High Desert Test Sites 4, Joshua Tree, California
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York
The Art of Beaver College, The Mockbee, Cincinnati, Ohio
2003 High Desert Test Sites 3, Joshua Tree, California
Lead Poisoning: Group Drawing Show, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Zoom Flume: Indoor water ride constructed in a Greenpoint loft, 234 Huron, Brooklyn, New York
De Fetal: Group Show, K.R. Space, New York, New York
2002 High Desert Test Sights, Joshua Tree, California
Rader im Fluss: Ten Projects for Salzburg, Festung Gallerie, Salzburg, AUSTRIA
2001 Fort Thunder, Space 1026, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2017 Arts/Industry Resident, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2016 Session Resident, Recess, New York, NY
Artist-in-Residence, California State University, Bakersfield
2015 Artist-in-Residence, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas
Artist-in-Residence, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah
2014 The Field House Residency and Project Commission, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, CANADA
2011 Warehouse Residency, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas
2010 Galería Perdida, Artist in Research Residency, Chilchota, MEXICO
2008 Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome, ITALY
2007 Harpo Foundation Grant for Artpace, Hudson (Show)room
2004 Independent Project Grant, Artists Space, New York, New York
Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York
2002 Hayward Prize, American Austrian Foundation
Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship, Yale School of Art
2001 Norfolk Prize for Sculpture, Grant for Public Art in New Haven, Connecticut
Bibliography and Writing
2017 Robert Sullivan, “Tide and Current Taxi,” A Public Space, Winter Issue, 25
2016 Elizabeth Albert, “Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront” (contributor) Published by Damiani, September
Meredith Davis, “The Transformation of New York’s Waterways in Lorenz’ Tide and Current Taxi,” Open Rivers Journal, Summer Issue
Jarrett Earnest, “In Conversation,” Brooklyn Rail, February
2015 The New Explorers, Kris Timkin, with forward by Lucy Lippard, Conveyance Press, October
Speculations (the Future Is ___), published by Tripple Canopy, October
Arcadia, reviewed by Cate Mcquaid, Boston Globe, August
Best of 2014, Jerry Salts, New York Magazine, January
2014 Interview Magazine, Christopher Bollen, "Marie Lorenz"
Gallerist NY, Andrew Russeth, "Spring Arts Preview: Top 10 Gallery Shows"
The New York Times, Mara Hoberman, "Frieze New York Comes into It's Own"
The Wall Street Journal, Andy Battaglia, "Artist Giving Boat Rides at Frieze New York"
The New York Times: City Blog, Annie Correal, "New York Today: An Island of Art"
T Magazine, Su Wu, "Art Matters, At Frieze New York, Mixing Pleasure with Business"
Hyperallergic, Jillian Steinhauer, "An Artist's Aquatic Adventure Around Frieze"
Vulture, Jerry Saltz, "The Best of Frieze and the Outsider Fairs"
2013 Cahiers Intempestifs, Revue d’Art Contemporain, Saint-Etienne, FRANCE
Island of the Dead, Nowhere Magazine, issue 7
Riding the Tide, Adrian Shirk, Wilder Quarterly, Summer/Fall
2012 Marie Lorenz: Archipelago, Art in Review by Roberta Smith, New York Times, March 29th
Short List, Archipelago, New Yorker Magazine, March
Jerry Saltzs’s Top 10 Art Picks of 2012, New York Magazine, December
Reject the Market, by Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine, April
Flotsam and Jetsam, Bomblog interview by Jennifer Coates, April
The Independent, Reviewed by Roberta Smith, New York Times, March 8th
2010 OP-Art; Gotham by Rowboat, New York Times, September
Shipwrecks, Critic's Pick,, January
Shipwrecked, Carolina Miranda, WNYC Arts and Culture Roundup, January
2006 Artists’ Artists, Andrea Zittel, Artforum, December
2005 Colin Moynehan, New York Times, November 8th
At Sea, by Ben McGrath, Talk of the Town, New Yorker Magazine, October 17
Fearless Vampire Killers, reviewed by Holland Cotter, New York Times, April
Socrates Sculpture Park, Itinerary, Sculpture Magazine, January
2004 Rowdy Remix, Critic’s pick,, August
Solo Show Solo Soul, Critic’s pick,, July

past projects




Flow Pool

Kern Island


Flotsam and Derelict




East River Tide Ferry

The Vally of Dry Bones



Flotsam Prints

Magnetic Influence




Collographs: New York Harbor

Collographs: Smokey Hill River

Waverunner Xv: Indices and Abstractions






The Inner Sea


First Sight



I Had Made My Home by the Shore

Icknield Port Loop

Ishmael Goes to Sea


Santa Maria


Bremen River Drift

Hudson River Drift

I Am Half Sick of Shadows

Invisible Graffiti

My Own Free Way

Secret Porthole

Smithson Intervention

The Island of the Day Before

Tidal Wave Pool



First Annual Huron Street Pier Invitational Boat Launch

The Museum of the Five Coldest Nights of My Life

Your Own Mind is a Sacred Enclosure


Man is Man Wherever You Find Him

Rowdy Remix

The History of the Last Five Minutes


Holy Mountain

Shark Ride


Ice Flow


Looking for an Autonomous Zone

Providence River



Tidal Wave


Early Boat Projects