Lori Horowitz received a BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase . She is an accomplished, multi-faceted artist and curator, with the emphasis of my work in sculpture, painting and set design. She have been involved with teaching, designing and creating art to promote the spread of culture and creative expression. She has educated students, created sculpture and multi- media artwork as well as theatrical sets for TV /theater and film. Throughout her career, she has produced a large body of work concentrating in sculpture, mixed -media and photography. She is currently showing her work in museums and galleries and art fairs mainly in the NY area. As an exhibiting artist, she understands the importance of supporting the arts community and has been curating group shows for the past four years at various venues. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Arts Alliance committee and member for the Long Island Arts Advisory Educational Steering Committee. She was former juror for the NY State Council of the Arts- Decentralization Grants committee and is currently a member of many NY and Long Island based arts councils and steering committees. In 2013, She started a community initiative on Long Island opening a not- for- profit artspace, “Studio 5404” bringing cultural arts to Long Island by showing quality emerging artwork created by under-represented artists. After a successful three and a half year run, She closed the gallery in June 2016. to concentrate solely on her own artwork and sharing it with the public.
Creating art based on society, political issues and the environment is my true passion. My work is a study of personalities and environments that complement imitate and incorporate elements of everyday life.
I enjoy the challenge of working with a diversity of materials, taking simple paper and wire, turning them into provocative sculpture. I am always equipped with camera in hand, photographing people in their natural environments. They often share their stories and are happy to be the subject of my work. Other images are candid shots taken from afar when the subjects cannot be interrupted from their actions. My current series of mixed media sculptures, depict individuals in society and their interactions in everyday life. These sculptures are based on photographs taken of these subjects. “Love Birds” was taken in Washington Square Park where there seem to be a number of Pigeon and bird lovers. This individual, “Larry” has been visiting the park on a regular basis and I have photographed him over a two year period. His trancelike stare portrays his connection to his loving birds and his disassociation with the many people in his surroundings. My images digest the posture of society while faces reflect their stories. I seem to become somehow bonded to these individuals carefully exploring and interpreting their attitudes. Often unseen and unheard, we all contribute and make up this diverse and multi-faceted population. I appreciate the complexity of each piece, collapsing three dimensional pieces into 2 and 3 dimensional space. I love the process of combining photography, wire, papier mache and painting and theatrical lighting. This innovative, figurative analysis is a socio/ psycho study created to bring light to the attention seekers and the overlooked of our society.
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