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Creativity Explored

Loren King

Loren King (b. 1944, Stockton, CA) joined the Creativity Explored in 1988. King is a versatile artist, often switching from drawing and painting media, to ceramics, to digital art.

King's early work is characterized by a thin loose line and whimsical figures composed of geometric shapes. A conscientious artist, King spends much time on each piece. He has a knack for capturing the essence of a subject in his expressive portraits.

For many years, King produced large-scale portraits on plywood cutouts using acrylic paints. These were exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in a solo show at Dalva in San Francisco’s Mission District.

He recently transitioned from his more figurative work filled with big smiles, bright colors and animals to the more abstract “brain maps.” In this series, he carefully considers the colors, lines, and compositions that depict specific people’s brains. Loren King's "brain map" artworks made in collaboration with former Artist-in-Residence Julia Goodman are included in NextNewPaper on view at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art June 5 through September 11, 2016. 

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Samples of King's work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
NextNewPaper, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Tabula Rasa, Creativity Explored , San Francisco, CA

2014
A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
For the Birds, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Ritual/Habitual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Where Are We?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
"Science" Fiction, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Legend: Myth and Memory, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Finders Keepers, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Transmissions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Naked, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Revenge of Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
The Pink Show, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Heads n' Tails, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Lit, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA