Today we’d like to introduce you to Lora Fosberg.
Lora, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
When I was young, my parents owned a commercial lithographic printing company. I started working there when it was about seven, collating stapling and stocking shelves. I loved being around all the paper and the smell of the ink. I was constantly collecting the scraps of paper and turning them into the pads of paper which I would consistently fill with drawings. Not surprisingly, I studied printmaking as an undergrad and began making etchings, lithographs, and relief prints.
I have always been deeply attracted to a graphic style, and I would credit that to my years spent in the print shop.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My art practice includes paintings, prints, wood sculpture, and ceramic sculpture. I’m deeply influenced by nature and man’s relationship, or lack there of, to it. Although my work is conceptual, it has a tendency to be deeply emotional. I’m interested in connecting with my audience by using imagery and text that is easily digested by sophisticated art enthusiast as well as novices. Narrative, as well as the use of color, line, and form play important roles in my work and help make it accessible and inclusive.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
The biggest challenge facing artist today is probably a lack of financial support and incentive. Although I have a very deep collector base I constantly need to refresh that group and add to it. This is a constant challenge, and even with three galleries representing me, the struggle is real.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I am represented by Linda Warren Projects in Los Angeles, Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, and ZG gallery in Chicago. You can see my artwork on Instagram @Fosberg and at my website Lorafosberg.com. My next Exhibition is a group show at the Bridgeport art center in Chicago. The idea behind the show is curators who are also artists. Along with being a painter, printmaker, and sculptor, I am also director of exhibitions at the Lubeznik Center for the arts in Michigan City, Indiana.
- Website: Lorafosberg.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @fosberg
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