Lori Evensen

Lori Evensen

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    Artist's Biography

    Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Lori Evensen has been creating art since she was under the age of two. While studying at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Lori spent a semester studying abroad in Rome and Tunisia, an experience which significantly refined her artistic vision. She graduated with a BFA in painting in 2011 and has gone on to sell and exhibit in numerous galleries, cafe's, nightspots, science centers and other venues in Philadelphia, Rome, and State College. Ms. Evensen currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

    Artist's Statement

    There is a stubborn and shameful tendency to use life's responsibilities and entrenched traditions as excuses to suppress unique viewpoints and innovative ways of perceiving the world. But it is within bold, raw creativity that we can set our spirits free from the banality of the everyday and step out of ourselves to appreciate fantastic wonder. The vivid colors and eccentric patterns of my art seeks to do precisely that by abstracting non-representational forms and shapes into wistful parallel universes begging to be explored. The painstaking level of detail unearths new revelations with each viewing. Rather than stem from a deep dark place, my artwork originates from a quirky and optimistic choice to regard the world as vibrant, detailed, and gorgeous. I want viewers to understand that the world is not merely a banal and depressing place, but a complex labyrinth of beauty ready to inspire.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2016
    Jed Williams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Bourse Building Penthouse Suite, Philadelphia, PA

    2013 - 2016
    Cafe Fulya, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Pour House Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

    Group
    2020
    Ethos: Spirit of the Community, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

    Summer 2020 Juried Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY

    2017 - 2018
    3rd Street Gallery

    2017
    Pancakes and Booze, Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2016
    Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA
    Design Competition

    Internal Color, Urban Gallery and Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    Chasm, Frasier Street Gallery, State College, PA

    Summer, Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2014
    What Is Art?, Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Group Show, Artists Unite, Philadelphia, PA

    LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Le Meridien Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

    Cellular/Molecular, University of Pennsylvania Science Center, Philadelphia, PA

    2012
    Message and Medium Competition, Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

    Prelude Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    Race Street Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

    Raw Artist Showcase, G Lounge, Philadelphia, PA

    2007 - 2011
    Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Philadelphia, PA

    Annual Foundation Juried Show, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    Chircolo Deligi Artisti, Rome, Italy

    2009
    Juried Art Show, Baptist Temple, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    Claire Dhalia Snetsinger Annual Visual Art Competition, State College Area HS, State College, PA
    2nd Place Award, Scholarship

    2006

    Other
    2017
    Passyunk Square Civic Association Art Auction, Philadelphia, PA

    American Heart Association Fundraiser, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2016
    InLiquid Benefit, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    Muse de Philly, Philadelphia, PA
    Web-based Philadelphia Artists Community
    Selected as Artist of the Month

    2010
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    Mural collaboration

    2006
    State College Area School District, State College, PA
    Poster competition, 1st place

    Professional Experience

    2006 - Present
    Freelance Artist

    2007
    Mural Arts Instructor, State College Area High Schools, PA
    Delta Program

    Education

    2011
    Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    BFA in Painting
    Dean's List

    2010
    Temple University, Rome, Italy
    Fall Semester Study Abroad