Biography | Ascension Lorente Huguet | Spanish Artist
ASCENSION LORENTE HUGUET (b. Spain) is a contemporary artist based in UK. Having grown up in the country side, her love for nature grew tremendously. Throughout her life, Ascension has always been fascinated by images of people and how they were represented in drawings & paintings. Naturally she was drawn to drawing at an early age. The interest was cultivated during her teenager years and further developed when she opted to take a Master Degree in Fine Art in UK. Initially, her first formal artistic training began in the Alabaster industry in North of Spain.
After completing her Master Degree, Ascension delved into her artistic practice, which involved readjusting some segments of her life. Ascension cheers the exchange between cultures and feels that it gives her a great opportunity for artistic exploration and expression.
Selected for The Artist in Residence programme at the University of Kent after graduation, Ascension was the creator & designer of the "Journeys Through the Labyrinth Journal". The journal features all the work developed during her residency, which culminated in an exhibition of the work.
The artist was one of the recipients of The Art & Escape Awards at the Art & Escape Gallery in Hertfordshire after graduation in 2010. Her work, "The Killing of The Beast" was selected by The National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers 78th Exhibition & the work exhibited at The Menier Gallery in London in 2011.
Her video performance "The Human Animal" was selected by "Its Liquid", a platform for contemporary art, as part of an International Experimental Video Art Film Festival showing at the Almeria Museum in Spain in October 2014.
From 2014 to 2017 some of the artist's work were widely exhibited worldwide as a member of Circus Terminal Uncooked Culture World Wide Outsider Art Project movement, which originated in London. Currently, Ascension combines her art practice with teaching Art at secondary schools and works and lives close to the sea & surrounded by the country side.
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