Gallery INA DEDERER & FRIENDS
contemporary art gallery in the heart of Zurich
Lori Park is an American artist and sculptor with a master’s degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Evergreen State College in Washington State. She lives and works in Marrakech. Her artwork is infused with the vibrancy and colour that she has encountered in North Africa, and strongly reflects her fascination with texture and movement, as well as the source of much of her inspiration: Nature.
Lori creates sculptures in many diverse materials, casting in bronze and glass, using mixed media with paper, resin, cloth, wax and clay. She crafts suspended installations such as large flying wire figures (hung on monofilament) and sometimes ‘floating architecture’ installations composed of hundreds of suspended wire sculptures all interacting through movement. Park also works in sheet copper and brass, and constructs box collages and collages. To add further to her range, she paints magnificent, abstract canvases, working between studios in the US, UK and Morocco.
Park’s sculpture Silk Weaver, from the Radiance Figures series, was selected for inclusion in Sotheby’s world-renowned exhibition of monumental sculpture, Beyond Limits, held at Chatsworth House in England in 2014. Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in London, Berlin, Mallorca, Bermuda, Washington DC, Ashland, Oregon, Belfast and at the Marrakech Biennale amongst others, and featured in the UK National Collection.
She has won many awards and prizes in both Europe, North America and beyond, including the ‘Femme, Art, Climat’ trophy for her art exploring the subject of climate changeat the United Nations COP22 Summit in Marrakech in November 2016. Lori’swork has been acquired by private collectors for inclusion in prestigious collections including those of His Royal Highness the King of Morocco, his sister Princess Lalla Meryem, The Museum of Marrakech, The Royal Bank of Scotland and the Peggy Cooper Cafritz Collection.