BIOGRAPHY
Lori Glavin is an abstract painter, printmaker and collage artist who has been involved in the visual arts for over 35 years. Originally from Rochester, NY, Lori earned her BFA from Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. She worked in New York City for over a decade as a graphic designer and art director for numerous companies including her own design firm, Conde´ Nast Publications and McCall’s Magazine.
 
For the past 20 years Lori has focused on her fine art practice. In 2007 she co-founded Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, a community of artist studios in Norwalk, CT. She was a Vermont Studio Center grant recipient and resident in 2015.  Lori is an artist member at The Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, CT.  Her work is available through Blueprint Store, Dallas, TX, Dimmitt Contemporary Art, Houston, TX, and The George Gallery, Charleston, SC.
 
"My work is inspired by the visual clatter of the mundane places I know best, the domestic environment, or the tilted landscape of my weekend garden. The paintings are spontaneous and intuitive; I work without a plan and embrace the happy accident. With collage-like scraps of form and color I build invented spaces where I reimagine, reinvent, and repair. Like selective memories, I retell my story with embellishments and edits. The paintings are an exploration of the inaccurate and personal." - Glavin
 
b. Buffalo, New York, 1958 
EDUCATION 
 
BFA School of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University 
Private Studies with Constance Kiermaier, Patricia Miranda, Robert Reed 
 
AWARDS 
 

Artist Fellowship Recipient, Vermont Studio Center, October 2018

Third Place, Faber Birren National Color Award Show, 2017, Stamford, CT

Artist Fellowship Recipient, Vermont Studio Center, February 2015

Best of Show, Darien Art Show, June 2013, juror Joe Fucigna

William Arthur Grupe Award, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT, June 2005

 
CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018:
Parallel Practices, co-curated with Patricia Spergel, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury CT (catalog) 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
 
2017:
"New Between," The George Gallery, Charleston, SC (catalog)
"Interplay," with Karen Dow, New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT
 
2016: 
"Alterations," The Drawing Room, Cos Cob, CT 
 
2011: 
"Line by Line," Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT 
Mill Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM 
UCONN Stamford Art Gallery, Two Person Show with Sam Wiener 
 
2010: 
"Abandoned Beauty," Art Place Gallery, Fairfield, CT 
 
2008: 
Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland, ME 
"Balance," Two Person Show with Karen Ford, 22 Haviland Street Gallery, Norwalk, CT 
 
2007: 
The Darien Library, Darien, CT 
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2019:

Time and Place:  Works on Paper, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT (May)

Among Friends, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, NYC (May)

Pattern Play, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA (April)

FiberArts: Textile Artists on The Cutting Edge, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY. Curated by Jill Parry (March)

Kaleidoscope, UB Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT (March)

Blueprint Gallery, Dallas, TX

Down To Earth, Spotte Art, (online at Artsy.com) New York, NY

Space. Travel. Landscape Reconsidered Curated by Debbie Hesse, Whitney Center, Hamden, CT

2018:
"Emergence," Dimmitt Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Silvermine Gallery, curated by Susan Ely, New Canaan, CT
"OnEdge," curated by Susan Post, The Painting Center, New York, NY (catalog)
Blueprint Gallery, Dallas, TX  (May)
"Small Works," The George Gallery, Charleston, SC
 
2017:    
"Woman’s Work," Western Connecticut State University
Blueprint, Group Show, Dallas, TX (upcoming March 2017) 
Small Works, Big Impressions, The George Gallery, Charleston, SC 
Unbound, curated by Nancy Moore, CT Surface Design Association, River Street Gallery,      New Haven, CT
Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford, CT   

Come to Bovina, Open Barn and Studio Day, Bovina Center, NY
 
2016:         
"Small Works," The George Gallery, Charleston, SC 
"Artists in Dialogue," Miranda Arts Project Space, Portchester, NY 
"Come to Bovina," Open Barn and Studio Day, Bovina Center, NY 
"Summer Exhibition" (3 person), SpotteArt.com, New York, NY 
"Mixmaster," curated by Elizabeth Denny, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT 
Blueprint, Group Show, Dallas, TX 
"By A Thread, The Fine Art of Fiber," curated by Nancy Moore, Ridgefield Guild of Art, Ridgefield, CT 
 
2015:  
"Open Call (North-Northeast)," curated by Richard Klein, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT 
"Big Impressions, Large Format Printmaking," curated by Jane Rainwater, 
The Dehn Gallery, Manchester, CT 
Blueprint, Group Show, Dallas, TX 
"Mark on the Wall," Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 
"On The Fringe," Explorations in Fiber, Bruce S Kerschner Gallery, Fairfield 
Public Library, Fairfield, CT 
"Nestings," 22 Haviland Street Gallery, Norwalk, CT 
 
2014: 
"Fluent - The Language of Paint," The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT 
"Art of the Northeast," Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, CT, juried by Andrew Russert 
"Dialogue of Color," The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT 
"We Love Art," Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY 
"Re-Imagined," Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT 
Blueprint, Dallas, TX 
 
2013: 
"In the Layers," juried by Suzanne Julig, Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, CT 
Blueprint, Dallas, TX 
Avran Art + Design, Laguna Beach, CA 
 
2012: 
"Boundless," Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, juried by Ann Coffin 
Blueprint, Dallas, TX 
Featured Artist, CCNS Art Show, Rowayton, CT 
 
2011 
"Somewhat Off the Wall," O’Donnell Company, New Haven, CT 
GE Corporate Headquarters, Fairfield, CT 
"Dialogues in Color," Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT, Juried by Adrienne Ruger Conzelman 
 
2010: 
"FreshPics," Contemporary Art in CT, curator Camilla Cook, Ridgefield, CT (catalogue) 
"Transformations: 21 Artists Works on Paper," The Norwalk Museum, Norwalk, CT 
"Artist as Curator," Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT 
 
2009: 
"Textures: Artists as Alchemists," curator Lynn Dunham, Surface Library Gallery, E.  Hampton, NY 
"Lush," juror Robbin Zella, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport, CT 
"Spectrum," juror Barbara Grossman, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 
"Making Connections," Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 
Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT 
 
2008: 
Breakdown Lane Gallery, Hyannis, MA 
Central Gallery, Old Saybrook, CT 
"Art of the Northeast," juror Thom Collins, Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, CT 
"Spectrum 2008," juror James Grashow, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 
"The Shape of Time / The Nature of Change," The Carriage Barn, New Canaan, CT 
"Point of View," Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA 
Featured Artist at Thomas Moser, Los Angeles, CA 
 
2007: 
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT 
Vertrue Corporate Headquarters, Norwalk, CT 
Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland, ME 
New Members Show, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT 
 
2006: 
New Members Show, Art/Place, Southport, CT 
57th Annual Art of the Northeast, juror Ben Barzune, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, 
New Canaan, CT 
The-Clown, Portland, ME
 
SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Axis Global Accident and Health Insurance Co, Princeton, NJ
Baywater Properties, Darien, CT
Central National Gottesman, Inc., NY
Grant & Eisenhofer P.P., Wilmington, DE
Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP, New York, NY and Valhalla, NY
OSV Currency Advisors, Inc., Darien, CT
Unilever US, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

AFFLIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

The George Gallery, Charleston, SC
Dimmitt Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Blueprint, Dallas, TX
The Drawing Room, Cos Cob, CT
Co-Founder, Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, LLC, Norwalk, CT
Silvermine Guild Artist Member, New Canaan, CT
 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Co-Founder, Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, LLC, Norwalk, CT

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

Silvermine Guild Artist Member, New Canaan, CT


SELECTED REVIEWS/PUBLICATIONS

 

Featured artist, The Gathered Gallery Blog, October 4, 2017

Phillips, Holly, Artist Spotlight Series

Abby Luby, Collages incorporate personal memorabilia, Stamford Advocate, March, 11, 2011.

Jennifer Hassell. "The gorgeous art of Lori Glavin", Orange and Pear, March 31, 2011

Jennifer,Landes. "Artists as Alchemists",The East Hampton Star. July 20, 2009.

Kaleidoscope: Variance in Views...Empowering You Works Depicting Multiple Perspectives of Life by Women Artists

Still Point Arts Quarterly, Fall 2011 Issue

Fresh Pics, Catalogue, January 2010