Much of my work is a response to my experience in various landscapes. It is not the landscape itself that I am interested in interpreting but the influence of the landscape on my understanding of self and world.
My work often takes the format of juxtaposed images. A dialog is constructed between the elements to form a narrative. The narrative is not literal or sequential as in a story, but more about sensorial shifts and accumulative references as in a walk.
I am interested in production/reproduction and interpretation/reinterpretation as a method of image making. My mark making tools are varied- from the haptic, to the mechanical, to the digital, to the textual. Much of my studio practice lies in the generation of mark and then the reinterpretation, reproduction and re-contextualization of it through various media and formats.
Lori Spencer is an artist living in Philadelphia. Exhibitions include In Response: Works on Paper, North River Gallery, Chatham NY; Elemental Iterations (a collaboration with Rebecca Gilbert), President's Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia; The Meandering, The Word and Image Gallery, Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY; Vignettes and Silhouettes, the Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson MS; and Fair Ophelia (a collaboration with Julianna Foster), Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia. Her work is in a number of public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and The Library of Congress. Currently she is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of Art at The University of the Arts. She also spent two decades as the Master Printer in the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts at The University of the Arts where she has worked with countless artists to produce artist books and offset lithography prints. She received her BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts.