Biography

Lori Victor is a full-time visual artist in Ottawa, Canada, who has exhibited since 2006. Her practice includes and often integrates installation, painting, photography and video. Lori's work questions and reflects subjects such as cultural history, identity, and the environment/climate change.  She creates hand-constructed representational or abstracted shapes and forms, and uses accessible materials like found and manipulated objects. Her abstract paintings include both organically and mechanically painted imagery. Often her canvas is used as a material to manipulate through cutting and folding rather than just as a support. Much of her work evolves from system theory – the knowledge that we are all a part of a larger whole – both physically and metaphorically.

 

Lori completed an MFA at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2017, and earned a BFA from the University of Ottawa in 2011.

ARTIST RESUMÉ 

Visual Art Education

Masters of Fine Art, Vermont College of Fine Art, 2017

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Ottawa, 2011

Solo Shows

2021       Roots – Corridor 45/75, Ottawa, ON

2014       How Would Mary Feel?, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB

2013       How Would Mary Feel?, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON

               IM2 - Idealism, Mindscapes and Mythology, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2010       Reflection and Transformation, Gallery 115, Ottawa, ON

2008       Botany Beach, Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2007       Various Works at The Urban Pear, Ottawa ON

               Impressions of Yoho, Cumberland Gallery, Ottawa, ON 

2006       Traversing the Tarn, IPO Gallery, Ottawa, ON


Group Shows

2020       OAG Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON

2019       The Rectory Art House Open House, Ottawa, ON
               OAG Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON

2018       The Rectory Art House Open House, Ottawa, ON

2017       Mélange, Ottawa, ON

               The Artist Within – Branching Out, Venice, Italy

               VCFA Grad Show, Montpelier, VT

               The Rectory Art House Open House, Ottawa, ON

2016       The Rectory Art House Open House, Ottawa, ON

               OAG Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON

2015       Paper, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON

               Nuit Blanche, Ottawa, ON

               The Rectory Art House Open House, Ottawa, ON

               #MakeItHappen #MakeArtHappen, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON

               The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Annual Art Auction, Le pARTy, Ottawa, ON
               OAG Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON

2014       Nuit Blanche, Ottawa, ON

               The Rectory Art House Open House, Ottawa, ON

               The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Annual Art Auction, Le pARTy, Ottawa, ON
               OAG Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON

2013       Create This Revolution, Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON

               BIG F, little f, What Begins with F?, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON

               Nuit Blanche, Ottawa, ON

               The Rectory Art House Open House, Ottawa, ON

               OAG Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON

2012       Great Big Smalls VIII, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, ON

               The Rectory Art House Open House, Ottawa, ON

               Nuit Blanche, Ottawa, ON

               Backstories, Ottawa, ON

               OAG Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON

2011       The Rectory Art House, Ottawa, ON

               Flux, University of Ottawa Graduate Visual Art Exhibition, Ottawa, ON

2010       Troubled Water, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Manotick ON

               Jacqueline Fry Memorial Scholarship Exhibition, Gallery 115, Ottawa, ON

2009       Quatrepattes c'est bien, deuxpattes c'est mieux, Gallery 115, Ottawa, ON 

2007       Mayor's Art Show, Ottawa, ON

2006       The Initial Public Opening, IPO Gallery, Ottawa, ON

 

Other

City of Ottawa Professional Artist Grant – 2020

Artist Talk “Hello Japan” – RIA, 2019

Artist Talk – Mélange, April, 2018

The NBOG - Tontine Award – August, 2015

Vermont College of Fine Art Merit Scholarship, 2015, 2016

University of Ottawa Merit Scholarship, 2009, 2010, 2011

Finalist, Jacqueline Fry Memorial Scholarship, University of Ottawa, 2010

Shortlisted for the OC Transpo Administration Building public art commission, 2015