Kris Lamorena is a Filipino artist based in London known for her figurative paintings.
Her subjects are mostly fictional often portraying people at rest in everyday setting. She takes inspiration from her love of old photographs, cinema and her travels. She hopes to capture a sentiment, a mood. Both familiar and nuanced her work invites the viewer to their own interpretation and join the conversation about identity and representation. Producing work in small series she often changes from paper, canvas or wooden panels.
Since spring this year she has devoted time to study clay and is also now producing small batches of ceramic sculptures & objects. This new body of work is more personal, delving into themes of family, displacement, childhood memory in Philippines and her experience of navigating life and finding her place in it.
group exhibition with Subject Matter Art - June 2021 London
'A Studio Somewhere, Half A Century Away'
online group exhibition - Ladies Drawing Club April 2021
The Summer Salon group exhibition
Islington Arts Factory, London 2019
solo exhibition at Studio 73, Brixton, London 2016