Ceramic artist Lori Dresner was fascinated with art as a child and discovered clay at age nine. It was love at first sight, or in this case, touch. She received a BFA in ceramics from The Rhode Island School of Designand an MA in ceramics from the University of Michigan. She then shifted her focus to video arts at the Art Institute of Chicago where she received an MFA. An active member of The Chicago Editing Center in the early 1980s, Lori curated several video art installations and presentations. Her video works were included in Media Burn, which aired on WTTW’s Image Union. The first Video Art Exhibition at Navy Pier in 1980 was one of her achievements before leaving the art world for a career in advertising and TV production.
Lori’s professional career as a TV producer and Art Buyer took her from Chicago to New York, and then to Paris where she lived for over 20 years. In 2008, she relocated to Colorado to pursue her art full time.
Lori’s porcelain creations capture compelling organic forms in a very simple and beautiful way. Her drawings and colorful imagery delight the observer with a lyrical humor and rare grace.
Lori’s works of art have been displayed in numerous galleries in Colorado including CORE Gallery and Co-Art Gallery of Denver, The Red Brick Arts Center and Aspen Chapel Gallery in Aspen, and The Carbondale Clay Center. Lori’s work has also been displayed at Meyers Gallery in Santa Ana, Ca. Presently, Lori is represented by D’art Gallery in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, and FooLPRoof Contemporary Art in the RiNo Art District.
She calls both Aspen and Denver home, with her husband Pete and rescue pup, Boshi.