Marie Lorenz was born in Twentynine Palms, California and grew up traveling with her military family. She received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Yale University. Lorenz has received grants from Artists Space, the Harpo Foundation, and the Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship. In 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, from High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California, to MoMA PS1, in New York City. She has completed solo projects at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England, Locust Projects in Miami, and at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York. Her ongoing project, ‘The Tide and Current Taxi’ is an exploration of the coastline in New York City.