Have you met…Lorri Ott?


An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Lorri Ott.

"bridge" 2012 mixed h 12" x w 9" private collection

“bridge”
2012
mixed
h 12″ x w 9″
private collection

Artist Statement
Experimental in material and process, my work is informed by the language of painting, the history of abstraction, chemistry, color, landscape and grid. Favoring the fluidity of pigmented liquid plastic I construct physical objects that function optically as well as sculpturally, engaging both vision and touch. Using color and surface texture to differentiate the parts or elements, I combine and assemble juxtaposing materials and forms (hard/soft, organic/geometric, opaque/translucent) to further abstract the pictorial qualities of the works.My recent work is more ambitious and polychromatic. These pieces require multiple pours of pigmented resin. Within my studio practice the cumulative activity of mixing and pouring liquid plastic establishes time and place: Each piece is a visual moment where material and process are tested and challenged. Color consideration is based upon my response to landscape (real, imaginary and emotional): I seek to reinvent a model of my experience using color, material and form. Installing these pieces directly on the wall allows the work to be open-ended in process and presentation.
"sweet tooth" 2012 mixed media on canvas h 12" x w 9" private collection

“sweet tooth”
2012
mixed media on canvas
h 12″ x w 9″
private collection

Lorri Ott is a visual artist and adjunct professor at KentState University. She lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education
2004 MFA Painting Kent State University (summa cum laude)
1996 BFA Painting University of North Carolina (magnum cum laude)

"feather trail" 2012 mixed media h 10" x w 13" x d 2"

“feather trail”
2012
mixed media
h 10″ x w 13″ x d 2″

Other material relating to Lorri Ott.

Artist Website new: Lorri Ott.

ahtcast: Lorri Ott.

Art Orbiter: Lorri Ott.

Beautiful Decay: Lorri Ott.

Museum of Contemporary art Cleveland: Passive Voices Lorri Ott.

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