Lori is a figurative sculptor whose work is inspired by the quiet moments of contact between two or more people that express an inner connection. In the past six years, she has created compositions of figures of different faiths having a shared experience; the mother of Buddha breast-feeding baby Moses in Manna from Heaven, for example. Currently, she is in the process of combining the classical approach to the figure with new technology to deepen her exploration of connectedness between people.
Lori grew up embracing different cultures having grown up in New York, Belgium and Florida. She recently moved her art studio to The Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills, where she has launched the New York Figurative Art Atelier. She will offer classes in figurative sculpture sharing the knowledge she gained during her studies at the Florence Academy of Art.
Her work has always been inspired by change for social good no matter which medium or genre she expressed herself. Mobile and site-specific installation, soft sculpture, plexi-glass, various painting and drawing mediums are some of the materials she has explored throughout her creative career. While most of these works were primarily stylized and conceptual in nature, in 2005, she was inspired to create realistic figurative sculptures to express new ideas. She sold her belongings, and moved to Italy for four years to study the human form at the Florence Academy of Art.
In addition to her studio practice Lori teaches undergraduate students at The School of Visual Art in New York City and holds periodic workshop at the Art Students League of New York. She received a Certificate of Sculpture at The Florence Academy of Art, MFA, University of Pennsylvania, and BFA from SUNY Binghamton.
Lori’s work has been exhibited in the following venues: The Museu Europeu d’Art (MEAM), Arnot Museum of Art, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Dacia Gallery, Sirona Fine Art, Jacobi Medical Center Atrium, NY, Brookgreen Gardens, Principle Gallery, Richard Massey Foundation, Grenning Gallery, ARC Salon, Islip Art Museum, and the Mariposa Museum.