Independent Researcher, Storyteller/Filmmaker, & Creative Problem Solver/Strategist
Lenz has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of art and design. She is a published author, award-winning filmmaker, and experienced researcher with international marketing and media savvy. As an independent artist and designer, she is the creative mind and sole marketer of a card-based game that was offered through contemporary arts outlets including the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the LA MOCA.
Lenz was a 2018 Critics' Choice Award nominee for best first-time director for her work on “KUSAMA-INFINITY,” a feature-length documentary she wrote, directed, produced and edited. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Magnolia Pictures for theatrical release in the U.S. It is now available globally. Driven by a natural sense of curiosity, Lenz has applied her keen research abilities to a variety of projects, including as a research associate for programs on The History Channel and Food Network.
She is experienced in the creative and systematic interviewing of subjects across industries, cultures and countries and is adept at turning her findings into creative solutions and multi-media content. Lenz earned her MFA in Cinema and Television Production from the University of Southern California and holds a BFA in Art History and Fine Arts from Kent State University. She is passionate about the environment and earned a Permaculture Design Certificate at The Ecology Center.