Lori Shorin

Lori grew up embracing different cultures having grown up in New York, Belgium and Florida and recently moved her art studio to MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. Her work has always been inspired by change for social good no matter which medium or genre she expresses herself.  Mobile and site-specific installation, soft-sculpture, plexi-glass, various painting and drawing mediums are some of the materials she has explored throughout her creative career. While most of these works were primarily conceptual or stylized in nature, in 2005, she was inspired to create realistic figurative sculptures to express new ideas. She sold her belongings, and moved to Italy for four years to intensely study the human form at the Florence Academy of Art. She is currently creating multi-figure compositions influenced by her time in Italy, travels around Israel, India, and the writings by Paramahansa Yogananda. In addition to here studio practice Lori teaches undergraduate students at The School of Visual Art in New York City and holds periodic workshop at the Art Students League and other venues.