Lori Reed

Lori has been exhibiting her artwork since 2006 in group or two-person shows. She’s had her work accepted into national juried shows in Illinois, Iowa, New York and Colorado. She was awarded the Purchase Prize in GALEX 44 in 2010, so her piece “More Than Merely Ourselves” is in the permanent collection of the Galesburg Civic Art Center. In 2011, Lori received an Honorable Mention prize in the Open Small Works show of the National Association of Women Artists Gallery in New York, New York for her artwork “Impressions”. Over the past 15 years, she’s sold her work in galleries located in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Montana and Wisconsin. Lori recently retired from graphic design and is devoting herself completely to the joy of creating art.

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Artist Statement

The artwork I make has my photography as its base. Using Adobe Photoshop or Prisma, I make three to four variations of the photo (giving the image a painterly, sketchy or scratched look) and cut the prints into strips or irregular shapes. I build the scene on cradled panels with sections from each of the altered photos. Sometimes I add in pieces of handmade papers, topographical maps, text, or fragments from old ledger books to further abstract the scene. I’m moving from a photographic documentation of a place at a particular time to an impression of a place that is timeless … the work becomes more of a memory or a feeling of the space.