About the Artist
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 gone on to sell and exhibit in numerous galleries, cafe's, nightspots, science centers and other venues in Philadelphia, Rome, and State College. Ms. Evensen currently lives and works in Philadelphia PA.
There is a stubborn and shameful tendency to use life’s responsibilities and entrenched traditions as excuses to suppress unique viewpoints and innovative ways of perceiving the world. But it is within bold, raw creativity that we can set our spirits free from the banality of the everyday and step out of ourselves to appreciate fantastic wonder. The vivid colors and eccentric patterns of my art seeks to do precisely that by abstracting non-representational forms and shapes into wistful parallel universes begging to be explored. It is on purpose that many of my pieces can be hung in any orientation, and that the painstaking level of detail unearths new revelations with each viewing. Rather than stem from a deep dark place, my artwork originates from a quirky and optimistic choice to regard the world as vibrant, detailed, and gorgeous. I want viewers to understand that the world is not merely a banal and depressing place, but a complex labyrinth of beauty ready to inspire.