Originally from the West, Lori Nelson is now a Brooklyn-based painter whose narrative work incorporates aspects of traditional portraiture, Magic Realism, and vintage storybook illustration. In her ongoing “Cryptotween” series she explores the vulnerability and essence of what it means to be young and monstrous. Since graduating with a BFA in Painting from the University of Utah in 1993, Nelson has exhibited her work internationally, including recent solo shows in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Her work has been widely covered in a variety of media including Vice, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, and Flavorwire with an upcoming multi-page editorial feature in the print edition of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. For seven consecutive years, Nelson has worked in different capacities with 4heads, the New York City nonprofit organization that produces the annual Governors Island Art Fair. Among her duties, Nelson currently serves as the Director of the Artist in Residence program and Director of the art fair’s small-works pop-up shop.
This ART 158 lecture series event took place Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the University of Utah Art Building, Salt Lake City, UT. Made possible through the generous support of the Carmen Morton Christensen Endowment, the University of Utah Department of Art & Art History, the College of Fine Arts, and ASUU.
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