Lori Glavin-Topside-2016

Lori Glavin

Topside 2016

38” x 25” (97 cm x 63.5 cm) Oil on Gessoed Paper 

My work is inspired by the visual clatter of the mundane places I know best, the domestic environment, or the tilted landscape of my weekend garden. The paintings are spontaneous and intuitive; I work without a plan and embrace the happy accident. With collage-like scraps of form and color I build invented spaces where I reimagine, reinvent, and repair. Like selective memories, I retell my story with embellishments and edits. The paintings are an exploration of the inaccurate and personal. 

The artist is influenced by Philip Guston, Amy Sillman, Richard Diebenkorn,  Mark Bradford, El Antasui, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Joan Mitchell, Ann Ryan, Richard Tuttle


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 (upcoming September)
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

2016  Mixmaster, curated by Elizabeth Denny, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
2016 Open Call (North-Northeast) curated by Richard Klein, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
2015 “Big Impressions, large format printmaking”, curated by Jane Rainwater, The Dehn Gallery, Manchester, CT

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