About the Artist and Her Art
Lori Park is an international artist, exhibiting in Europe, the UK, USA and North Africa. Her studio is in Marrakech, the source of much of her inspiration.
Her childhood artworks were often inspired by her fascination with nature. She studied botany, zoology, economics, and policy analysis, with a graduate degree from Harvard University.
She worked on salmon fishing boats in Alaska and as a wilderness / dogsledding guide, and marine biologist, before working for the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C. She left the EPA to pursue her art full-time.
Lori Park’s work is in the collection of His Royal Highness King Mohammed VI of Morocco and The Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco, and in collections in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. Her work is in private, corporate and public collections.
Her large-scale bronze work has been shown at “Sotheby's "Beyond Limits" the world-renowned exhibition of monumental sculpture held at Chatsworth House, one of Europe’s greatest country estates, and the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Lori works in many materials: large-scale bronze, mixed-media, concrete sculptures; multi-story wire suspensions; large textural panels and found-object assemblages; floating spirals; printmaking and photography; collage; and cut up boat installations in landscape. She also incorporates scent, lighting and night luminescence in her works.
Her work has been exhibited at COP22 (Conference Of the Parties to the UN Agreement on Climate Change) where she was awarded “Trophee: Femme, Art Et Climate” by the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Nations Development Program for her art work exploring climate change across 8 countries.
She had solo and group exhibtions inside COP22 and a solo show in a private palace.
Lori's work “The Dogs of Longleat House” - a historical depiction of the Thynn family dogs as 10 larger-than-life wire sculptures – is on permanent display at Longleat House, Lord Bath’s estate in England.
Her solo exhibition “Lori Park: Africa 10 Years Past To Present”was featured in the inaugural launch of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Marrakech, Morocco 2018, with more than 100 of her works reflecting the influence of North Africa since her arrival to Morocco in 2005.
Her large-scale work has been exhibited in the Spitalfields Public Art Program/Bishops Square, London; the Museum of Marrakech and the Marrakech Biennale. Her work is in the UK National Collection.
Recent exhibitions include the Business Design Center, London (solo, Gallery Hall); at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum/MidSouth Sculpture Alliance, USA; and the International Sculpture Center, .(Kaneko, NE and Gardenship N.J.)