LORI GLAVIN | DOWN TO EARTH -Purple Thorns-2018


Purple Thorns 2018

30”x22” (76.2 x 55.88 cm), Monotype and chine colle collage on light blue paper

"In my home environment, possessions are stacked and scattered, organized and misplaced, remembered and forgotten. This dichotomy informs and inspires my studio practice. I make piles to gain control and find order in a world of excess data, information and consumer goods.  In my work I combine, collect, and sort – layering small bits to make an arrangement of color and shape that becomes a monument to the minutiae of my daily life."

-Lori Glavin


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 exhibits regularly throughout the Northeast and Southwest and is an artist member at The Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, CT. 


2016 One Person Show, The Drawing Room, Cos Cob, CT 

2016  Mixmaster, curated by Elizabeth Denny, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT (group show)

2016 Open Call (North-Northeast) curated by Richard Klein, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT2016 Open Call (North-Northeast) curated by Richard Klein, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT (group show)

2015 “Big Impressions, large format printmaking”, curated by Jane Rainwater, The Dehn Gallery, Manchester, CT (group Show)

2011 “Line by Line”, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT

2011 Mill Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2011 UCONN Stamford Art Gallery, Two Person Show with Sam Wiener

2010 “Abandoned Beauty”, Art Place Gallery, Fairfield, CT

2008 Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland, ME

2008 Two Person Show, “Balance”, 22 Haviland Street Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2007 The Darien Library, Darien, CT


Artist's media includes oil paint and R & F oil sticks on Coventry Rag and Arches