"Road Trip" 2020, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"
"Framework of a Falling Sun" 2020, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"
"Triangle Universe" 2020, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
"Cave in Bloom" 2019, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"
"Attics of My Mind" 2015, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"
"Pereleman Re-Imagined" 2023, acrylic on canvas, 22" x 28"
"Tree Cathedral" 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28" x 22"
"Time Lapsed in Thought" 2016, acrylic on canvas, 22" x 28"
"Jungle" 2012, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"
"Night Jungle" 2014, acrylic on canvas, 54" x 35"
"Her Majesty's Throne" 2020, acrylic and varnish on wood, 35" x 16" x 16"
"The Great Unveil" 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 48"
"Aces of Faces" 2022, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
"Oasis" (site specific installation) 2020, latex paint on concrete, 88" x 70" x 143"
"Spades" 2016, acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30"
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"Square Route" 2016, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
"A Star is Born" 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30"
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Lori Evensen

Philadelphia, PA


Artist Statement

Life’s responsibilities and entrenched traditions are often used as excuses to suppress unique viewpoints and innovative ways of perceiving the world. But bold, raw creativity is precisely what frees our spirits from the banality of the everyday because it allows us to step outside ourselves to appreciate fantastic wonder. I seek to do this in my art by using vivid colors and eccentric patterns to create wistful parallel universes begging to be explored. Many of my pieces contain subtle details and are designed to be hung in multiple orientations so that the viewer can discover something new with each viewing. Rather than stem from a dark mindset, my artwork originates from an optimistic choice to regard the world as vibrant, detailed, and gorgeous. I want viewers to understand that despite the world's imperfections, it is also a complex labyrinth of beauty rife with inspiration!

Artist Biography

Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Lori Evensen has been creating art since she was under the age of two. While studying at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Lori spent a semester studying abroad in Rome and Tunisia, an experience which significantly refined her artistic vision. She graduated with a BFA in painting in 2011 and has exhibited in numerous galleries, cafe's, nightspots, science centers, bars and restaurants in Philadelphia, Rome, and State College. Lori currently lives and works in Philadelphia PA.


2007 - 2011
Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA in Painting
Dean's List

Temple University, Rome, Italy
Fall Semester Study Abroad

Professional Experience

2006 - Present
Freelance Artist, Philadelphia, Rome, Boston, State College
Created portraits, landscapes, and geometric works customized to individual specifications; sold through galleries, shows, internet sites, and private parties

Assistant Artist, Painting with a Twist (Havertown, PA)
Assisted patrons both one-on-one and in groups on their painting techniques; pre-sketched designs; replenished supplies; prepped and cleaned art spaces

Mural Arts Instructor, State College Area High Schools, PA
Delta Program

Art Exhibitions and Awards

Through the Minds Eye, Chimaera Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited four paintings in psychedelic themed show

International Juried Art Competition: Color, Teravarna International Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Talent Prize Award

Patterns and Textures, Ten Moir Gallery
Honorable Mention for Excellence

Partners in Art, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited paintings in group exhibition

People, Frieda’s Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
Two marker illustrations in juried group exhibition

Ethos: Spirit of the Community, Fredricksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredricksburg, VA
Exhibited Her Majesty’s Throne

Road Trip, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
Juried Exhibition, showcased Road Trip

2017 – 2018
3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Showcased several paintings in various shows, including one for an American Heart Association fundraiser

Pancakes and Booze Art Sale, Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Showcased five pieces

PSCA Art Auction, Philadelphia, PA
Auctioned a painting for the Passyunk Square Civic Association

Solo Show, Jed Williams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Showcased over 15 paintings and sold 2

Philadelphia Flower Show Design Competition, Philadelphia, PA
Painted six windows of the Holiday Inn Express to promote the Philadelphia Flower Show
Winner – City-Wide Crowd Favorite – 7,459 votes

Internal Color, Urban Gallery and Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
Displayed “Attics of My Mind,” “Flow,” and “Twirls”

InLiquid Benefit, Philadelphia, PA
Displayed “Attics of My Mind” at art gala and benefit

2015 – 2016
Solo Exhibition, Bourse Building Penthouse Suite, Philadelphia, PA
Showcased over 15 paintings in an art show that ran for 10 months

2013 – 2016
Solo Show, Café Fulya, Philadelphia, PA
Showcased over 12 paintings including “Road Trip,” “July,” “Ascend,” and “Sailing”
Sold over 10 pieces

Chasm, Frasier Street Gallery, State College, PA
Displayed “Summer,” “Destination,” “July,” and “Twirls”

2014 – 2015
Summer and What is Art?, Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited “Summer” in Summer
Exhibited “Chevron” and “Up and Down” in What Is Art?

Group Show, Artists Unite, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited “Jungle,” “Space Spheres,” “Up and Down,” and “Labyrinth” in a group show

LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Displayed three photographs of sculptures I made out of masking tape angled to exaggerate size and appear as different materials

Art Exhibition, Le Meridien Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited “Jungle” in the lobby of the upscale hotel.

Cellular/Molecular, University of Pennsylvania Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
Displayed two photographs of I made of tape sculptures

Solo Show, Pour House Café, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited 15+ paintings and photographs

Message and Medium Competition, Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited a sculpture combining text with straws, thread and tape transfer words

2011 – 2012
Prelude Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited and sold two paintings and a digital photograph

Musé de Philly, Philadelphia, PA
Submitted photo to web-based Philadelphia Artists Community
Selected as Artist of the Month

Race Street Café, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited “Moonlit Dreams”

Raw Artist Showcase, G Lounge, Philadelphia, PA
Showcased and sold “Extra-Terrestrial Flowers”

2007 – 2011
Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Annual Foundation Juried Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Showed several works in each exhibition

Chircolo Delgi Artisti, Rome, Italy
Displayed two pieces at a night club show

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Helped create a mural denoting all of Temple University’s Schools

Juried Art Show, Baptist Temple,Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Showed “Monumental Jellies” at Baptist Temple

State College Area HS (Delta Program)
Exhibited five pieces showcasing my range as an artist for the Claire Dhalia Snetsinger Annual Visual Art Competition
Won 2nd place award and scholarship

State College Area School District
Designed a poster for a counseling program
Won 1st Place Prize

Photography Work Experience


Wedding Photographer, Josh and Lisa Shirley
Shot wedding reception photos in Palmetto, Florida

Wedding Photographer, John and Julia Detwiler
Shot a wedding engagement party near Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

2014 – 2015
Portrait Photographer, Rebecca Reynolds
Shot artistic portraiture for an independent client’s website at Penn’s Landing and the Philadelphia Art Museum

Burlesque Photographer, Tabu Night Club
Shot burlesque performers before and during a monthly show in September

Graduation Photographer, Brittney Love
Conducted fun/edgy portrait photography in Love Park and Rittenhouse Park

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