Lorelle Rau is a contemporary collage artist, who uses cut paper and appropriated imagery to investigate concepts ranging from nature and place to personal experiences.


Lorelle Rau’s harmonious compositions piece together snippets of found paper and captured imagery to create graceful linear vistas and abstract scenes that coordinate color, texture, and shape with balanced intention. Her process is guided by an intuitive context, where the elements come together by adding and extracting forms and expertly bringing line and detail into play within the landscape. 

She earned an MA in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015 and received a BS in Art Management and BA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University. Lorelle was the recipient of the Alexa Rose Foundation Grant in 2019 and has work in a number of private and public collections throughout the United States. She currently works as a gallerist at Capitol Contemporary Gallery and an art consultant where she assists individuals and businesses procure artwork.

When she is not fully immersed in the visual arts, she enjoys hiking in the Boise Foothills and Idaho backcountry with her husband and dog, Tanner. 

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