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Schools
University of South Carolina
University of Warwick

Tags
modern, performance, mixed-media, figurative, abstract, collage-assemblage

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Artist Bio:  Lori Love aka (IRoL)

 

Lori Love is a mixed media collage artist living and creating in the NoDa arts community in Charlotte, NC.  After having lived and studied in the United Kingdom, Lori returned to the states to complete her BA and MA at the University of South Carolina. It was at this juncture she began to think of art as not just an obsession with beauty but a journey of possibilities.

 

This journey of possibilities is founded in her sense that art should not be grounded only in the use of traditional materials but in the use of recycled and upcycled materials, as well.  The challenge is to totally change the way one views materials that are typically utilitarian in nature and to utilize them in a way that redefines their identity and meaning. Hence, newsprint becomes the pattern for contouring; vinyl records and discarded plastics become texture; fiberglass screen and resin become the means for creating depth.

 

Lori’s work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast, New York and Chicago and her work has been featured in the Creative Quarterly Journal, Charlotte Magazine and The Book of List.  Currently, her work is on exhibit at the Elizabeth Guinan Gallery at the Art Institute of Charlotte as well as being held in many private collections in the US and abroad.

 

 

Education

MA    University of South Carolina

BA   University of South Carolina

University of Warwick, Coventry,   UK

Studied drawing under Janet Orselli at the Columbia Museum of Art

Awards

Artslant Magazine, Round 7 Showcase Winner, August, 2013

Artslant Magazine, Round 5 Showcase Winner, June, 2013

Artslant Magazine, Round 4 Showcase Winner, May, 2013

Professional Artist, Award Winner: ”Creative Quarterly Journal,” Vol. 29, 2012

Professional Artist, Award Winner: “Creative Quarterly Journal, “Vol. 28, 2012

VAE Award, “Unfettered”, Paul Bright, Juror

Second Place, “The Power of Innovation”, Jane Allen Nodine, Juror

Abstract Exposure Finalist   

Professional Affiliations

Resident Artist, Mosaic Studio, 2013 - 2015

Artist, Arts and Science Council, 2012 - present

 Artist, Visual Art Exchange, 2012 - present

Emerging Artist, American Juried Art Salon   2012-present

Instructor, Creative Spark Center for the Arts, Mt. Pleasant, SC  2007-2009

Docent and Studio Assistant, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC   2006-2007

Museum Educator, Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC   2003-2005

 

Exhibits

2015

"Deja Vu 2", Elizabeth Guinan Gallery, The Art Institute of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

"Fall Into Art", group show, Juror: Edward J. Burnham, Jr, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC

Canvas Tatoo and Art Gallery, 201 West Morehead St, Charlotte, NC

Evening Muse and the Daily Press, 3227 North Davidson, Charlotte, NC  28205

"Showdown 4", Hartwitzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2014

"Layers," National juried show, jurors:  Joe Eddy Brown and Charles Heinrich, 37W510 Bocum Rd, St Charles, IL  2014

"Revolve", Mid Century Salvage, 3530 Dewitt Ln, Charlotte,  NC

rawArtist-Charlotte, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC

Artfields, Lake City, SC , April   2014

2013

Gallery Exchange, VAE, Raleigh, NC  2013

“Showdown,” Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC  2013

“Tossed & Found,” Charlotte Artery, Charlotte, NC  2013

Mac Worthington Gallery, Columbus, OH 2013

“Contemporary South,” Visual Art Exchange, juror: Noelle Rice, Curatorial Assistant, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC 2013

“Poverty: A Contemporary Introspective,” Queens College, Charlotte, NC 2013

2012

“N.E.W.,” Visual Art Exchange, juror: Seth Thompson, Curatorial Assistant of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, G.A. 2012

“Paperworks 2012, b.j.spoke gallery, juror: Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY 2012

“Showdown”, Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC   2012

“Unfettered”, Visual Art Exchange, jury prize; juror: Paul Bright, Assistant Director and Curator, Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Raleigh, NC  2012

Occasio, Charlotte, NC   2012

2011

The Power of Energy, Siemens Energy, Inc., jury prize; juror: Jane Allen Nodine, Professor of Art and Director of the Curtis R Hurley Art Gallery, University of South Carolina Upstate, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC  2011

Solo Show, Queen City Gallery, Charlotte, NC 2011

“Co-Evolution”, Dual show, The Art Station, Gastonia, NC   2011

“Black and White”, BWAC, juried show; jurors: Fritz Weiss and Scott Hemstrand, Brooklyn, New York   2011

“Showdown”, Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC   2011

MC Art Gallery, juried group show, Honorable Mention; juror: Moises Camacho, Santa Ana, CA   2011

2010

“Juxtaposition: A Collaboration between Poet and Artist”, Walk Gallery, juried show; Charleston, SC   2010

“Abstract Juried Exhibition”, Honorable Mention,   2010

2009

“Abstract Exposure”, Honorable Mention,   2009

BTG represented Artist, Charleston, SC  

South Carolina State Fair Juried Show, Abstract entry, Columbia, SC   2007

Publications:

Charlotte Home +Garden, "Back to Basics,"  Winter 2015

2015 Book of List, Charlotte Business Journal,  January, 2015

 “VL, Visual Language Contemporary Art, Vol. 2 no. 6,” June, 2013

“Creative Quarterly Journal, Journal of Art and Design, Vol. 29,” Winter Edition, 2013

“Creative Quarterly Journal,   Journal of Art and Design, Vol. 28,” Fall Edition, 2012

“Artist Portfolio Magazine,”   Winter, 2010

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Recent Exhibits

IRol participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2013 Tossed and Found
Charlotte ARTery
 
Sep, 2012 N.E.W.
Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
 
Exhibited at these venues
IRol has Exhibited at these venues:

Charlotte ARTery Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
8th 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Entry

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