Lori's paintings are dreamlike celebrations of the human body in motion. She creates a reality where imposing, large-scale figures quietly emerge from within a mysterious world. Her brightly colored, often richly textured paintings have a musical feel to them. Unabashedly bold, yet gentle and silent, these robust figures pulsate with life. Lori experiments with various media including: paint, mixed media, clay, intaglio, woodcut, photography, silverpoint and digital.
Lori's work has been exhibited in California, Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Vermont and Skopje Macedonia. She attended residencies/workshops at Vermont Studio Center, VT; Penland School of Arts and Crafts, NC; Mims Painting and Drawing Classical Atelier, NC; Frogman Printmaking Studios, NE; Northwest Film Center, OR; SCAD, Savannah, GA and Light Factory Photography Center in Charlotte, NC. Overseas teaching stints include: London semester, Paris term and a year at GTMO military base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Lori taught community college students in Reedley, California; Gresham, Oregon and Southern Pines, North Carolina; as well as two years teaching junior high students at St. Anthony Native American School in Zuni, New Mexico.
Lori was born in Flint, Michigan and grew up outside Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree at Carroll College in Helena, Montana and her MFA at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lori lives, works and teaches in North Carolina.