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Michelle Lorentzen (b. 1989) is a mixed Filipina photographer and artist.

Her work encompasses photography, ceramics, drawings, and murals. She finds inspiration from the natural world, documenting moments, exploring her inner child's curiosity, and traveling often.

She was born in San Antonio, Texas to an immigrant mother and an American father. Her mother is from the Southern Philippines (The Visayas and Mindanao) and her father is of German, Irish and Nordic descent.

Her family moved to Busan, Korea in 1996 and she returned to her San Antonio roots in 2002. Living in culturally diverse places greatly influenced her creative style and aesthetics.

In 2014, she received two BFAs from the University of the Incarnate Word - Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography and Graphic Design.

Her work has been published in Roast Magazine, House Beautiful, Designer's Today, Scout Guide, SA Current, and Edible Magazine. She has photographed film stills and BTS for indie feature films, a Nike commercial, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition. She has curated annual photography exhibitions for FotoSeptiembre and her art has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Texas and the East Coast. View CV below.

She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her plants and partner Mark.
A much tinier Michelle pictured above. Nurturing her inner child's playfulness is an important part of her daily practice.
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Michelle Lorentzen ~ born 1989 in San Antonio, Texas
Lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland


BFA Fine Arts ~ 2011-2014
Documentary Photography Major
University of the Incarnate Word

BFA Graphic Design ~ 2011-2014
University of the Incarnate Word

AA Liberal Arts ~ 2007-2011
San Antonio College


Film Stills + BTS
2023 - One Star, Short Film
2022 - Nike x NOCTA, Commercial
2022 - The Persian Version, Feature Film 
2022 - Beyond Material, Music Video
2022 - Mabel, Feature Film Pickups
2021 - Mabel, Feature Film
2012 - Extreme Makeover Home Edition, HGTV Show

2022 - Roast Magazine, Sights and Sounds of Coffee: Alternative Sensory Methods, Photography for Southeastern Roastery
2021 - House Beautiful, The "Wallpapers" in This Nursery Are Actually Giant, One-of-a-Kind Paintings, Photography for Kiyonda Powell 
2021 - Baltimore/Annapolis Scout Guide, Kelly Walker Art Beautifies Baltimore, Photography for Kelly L. Walker
2020 - Designer’s Today, The Mayor's Office: Kiyonda Powell Infuses a Municipal Office With Atypical Wow, Photography for Kiyonda Powell 
2017 - SA Current, Music, Art and Boba Tea Combine at Sound Bites Food Truck, Photography for Sound Bites Food Truck
2017 - SA Current, High Wheel Releases a New Beer for St. Patrick's Day, Photography for Highwheel Beer
2017 - Edible, Photography for Sound Bites Food Truck
2017 - Edible, Product Photography for Eat*Me Caramel Sauce
2016 - Flavor, Winter 2016 Issue, Food Photography

2022- Struggle La Lucha, Philippines community rallies to demand fair elections, Photography
2020 - NBC Washington, How to Build a Nursery Your Baby Can Grow Into, Photography for Kiyonda Powell


Solo Exhibitions
2021 - Ellemi Ko, Southeastern Roastery, Baltimore

Group Exhibitions
2019 - Tiny Show 2, Hen House, Washington D.C.
2017 - Walls, Carbon Bloom, Texas
2017 - Unknown, Carbon Bloom, Texas
2017 - MNML, Fotoseptiembre, Freight Gallery, Texas
2016 - Kick It Old School, FotoSeptiembre, Freight Gallery, Texas
2015 - Similar Occurrences, FotoSeptiembre, Freight Gallery, Texas 

2017 - MNML, Fotoseptiembre, Freight Gallery, Texas
2016 - Kick It Old School, FotoSeptiembre, Freight Gallery, Texas

2016 - SA Current College Guide, Fall 2016-2017, Chalkboard Illustration Cover Art
2016 - SA Current, Top 10: Our Picks for FotoSeptiembre 2016, Kick It Old School #1 Mention
2013 - Paisano, Creating Creatures, Featured Artist

2015 - My San Antonio, Picture this: Fotoseptiembre USA highlights, Artist mention