Lori Stanford

STUDIO CITY, CA, United States

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Human connection is at the root of my art. I am a medical doctor who has become an artist. Driven by the need to express and share thoughts and emotions through art, I began painting about fifteen years ago. The common element along my creative journey has been humanity. As a physician, I’m deeply concerned about people’s well-being, both physically and mentally. As an artist, I’m inspired to create socially relevant, authentic art and share it. Based in Los Angeles, I am exploring human identity through my abstract, figurative oil painting. Bold, saturated colors and organic shapes help me express my thoughts and feelings about humanity, the evolution of self, and how self relates to others. I like to work in series and usually spend nine months to a year on a particular topic. The interconnectedness of humans, each with their unique yet familiar story, is what has inspired my latest collection. While the focus of my work is oil on canvas, experimenting with other materials is something I enjoy. Reading, writing, and sketching are an integral part of my creative process and influence the painting that happens in the studio. Communicating thoughts through art is a primal human need for me, and that’s why sharing the work is essential. Art is communication. Whether it be a stand alone painting or an installation, my work is about providing the backdrop for a dialogue to occur.
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ag_artist_statement : I am a Los Angeles-based artist exploring human identity through my abstract figurative oil painting. Bold, saturated colors and organic shapes help me express my thoughts and feelings about humanity, the evolution of self, and how self relates to other. I like to work in series and usually spend 9 months - 1 year on a particular topic. The interconnectedness of humans, each with their unique yet familiar story, is what has inspired my latest collection. Together the paintings in this series tell a story. One we can each recognize. While the focus of my work is oil on canvas, experimenting with other materials is something I enjoy. Reading, writing, and sketching are an integral part of my creative process and influence the painting that happens in the studio. Communicating thoughts through art is a primal human need for me, and that’s why sharing the work is essential. Art is communication. Whether it be a stand alone painting or an installation, my work is about providing the backdrop for a dialogue to occur.
ag_biography : Lori Stanford enjoyed designing flight simulators as an electrical engineer and caring for children as a pediatrician before embarking on the uncharted journey of becoming an artist. Fifteen years ago she rediscovered her love of painting and soon realized she had found her passion. Over the last five years, Stanford has had a solo show about Racism in America, been part of many group exhibitions throughout California, and has been published in several art books. She is driven to create art that promotes social awareness and donates proceeds of her art sales to local non-profit organizations serving Los Angeles. She is a member of the Los Angeles Artist Association, The South Bay Artist Collective, and the Artist Alliance. She currently exhibits work at realART, Resin, and Artlife galleries within the greater Los Angeles area. Education 1999 Pediatric Residency, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles 1996 MD, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles 1985 BSEE, University of Missouri School of Engineering, Columbia Solo Exhibitions 2018 "Elephant in the Room: Racism in America," Artlife Gallery, El Segundo, CA 2009 “Global Warning,” private residence, Sherman Oaks, CA Group Exhibitions 2021 "All Media 2021," Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA 2020 “Art in the Time of Corona | A Global Art Project,” Dab Art Co., Los Angeles, CA 2020 “LAAA Open Show," Gallery825, Los Angeles, CA 2020 “2020-Botanical,” Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna, CA 2020 “We the People,” online show, ArtistAlliance.space 2020 “2020-Political Discord,” Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna, CA 2020 “Subliminal,” LAAA online show 2019 El Segundo Art Walk, El Segundo, CA 2019 "Crowd Identity," Artlife Gallery, El Segundo, CA 2017 "Time and Space," Artlife Gallery, El Segundo, CA 2017 “Art in the Arthouse, Select Four Group Exhibit,” Pasadena, CA 2017 “Art in the Arthouse, Claremont Art Show,” Claremont, CA 2017 El Segundo Art Walk, El Segundo, CA 2017 “Art in the Arthouse, Pasadena Art Show,” Pasadena, CA 2017 “Imagine: A Visual Arts Exhibit,” Whizin Center, Los Angeles, CA Books 2021 Wild Lands, Jen Tough Gallery 2021 Art in the Time of Corona, Dab Art Co. 2020 Los Angeles Art Association volume III 2019 Los Angeles Art Association volume II
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Lori Stanford’s molten silhouettes and alternative personifications congregate on canvas to tell the tales of human interconnection, livelihood, and other complexities. Her color tones are diverse, ranging from sensitive pastels to vivid cools and anything else delicate, electric, or in between. Stanford has several collections of work that serve to express their own particular narrative. Crowd Identity poses colorful crowds of humanistic shapes to illuminate the value of diversity in a community; Landscape of My Subconscious pulls intuitively from Stanford’s inner mind to create thick, gestured abstractions of their influence; Racism in America utilizes emotive designs of oil paintings and mixed medias to investigate systemic racism in the country and how it’s actively contributed to and upheld; It’s Personal presents humanity’s familiar and unfamiliar interrelations in the suggested forms of people embracing, consoling, and simply, living life. “The polarization and animosity palpable in our society today, despite having a common enemy (Covid-19) to overcome, has directed me to focus on conveying empathy, human interconnectedness, and diversity through my work,” she says.

Stanford received her MD in Medicine from UCLA. She is a retired physician and presently, a full time artist. She practices her craft out of her home studio in Los Angeles, California. Besides oil on canvas, Stanford is also keen on creating mixed media art–specifically papier-mâché sculptures. Her other hobbies include gardening, hiking with family, and learning Portuguese.


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