Born in Ohio, Lori Kirkbride is an artist currently living and working in New York City. Predominantly a painter who focusses on process based painting incorporating techniques using acrylic polymer to create surface with an emphasis on color. Lori received a BFA Ohio University 2001 and a MFA Pratt Institute 2003 and now maintains her studio practice in Ridgewood, Queens.
"The artistic vision behind my works is to create work focussing on paint as a material and the
process of creating work out of paint instead of with paint, in a traditional sense. MY works are
very process driven. Meaning, I have created a series of steps or rituals that I follow to come
to an end. The completed paintings have a strong color presence & characteristics of textile
and craft work, weaving, crochet, rug making. I am using paint in its dried form to create busy
hand work where I am holding, touching and manipulating paint in its solid form to create a
Growing up in the 1980’s influences the undertone in my work. I often reference my childhood
for color schemes & subtle nostalgic characterizations. Family memories, childhood candy and
treats and friendships all have a role in my color choices and reference points."