Lori Nix is a photographer who constructs her subject matter rather than finding it. Influenced by landscape painting that possesses characteristics of romanticism and the Sublime, Lori creates photographs that depict our failing future and the demise of humanity, tempered with a touch a humor. As well as her own work, Lori will share images from other photographers and filmmakers who motivated her to take an alternative path towards photography and create dioramas. She will provide a background story behind each image and what inspired their creation, as well as explain her step-by-step process from the beginning of a diorama, to shooting it, to its final image.
Lori Nix was born in Norton, Kansas, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her MFA in Photography from Ohio University and her BFA in Photography and Ceramics from Truman State University. Her work has been shown nationally with exhibitions at ClampArt Gallery, New York, The George Eastman House, G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, WA, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA, the California Museum of Photography, SF Camerawork, and DiverseWorks, Houston, TX, and the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. Lori has received several photography awards, including a 2004 and 2010 NYFA Individual Artist Grant. Nix participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 2001.