Lori Larusso earned her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) graduate interdisciplinary program, the Mount Royal School of Art and a BFA from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). She has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recently awarded residency fellowships include The Studios of Key West, Willapa Bay AiR, the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, and the MacDowell Colony.
Themes explored in Lori’s work include bourgeoisie domesticity as fantasy (as performed), protest (as fundamental to the American experience), animals (as pets, food, and trophy), and food imagery (stereotypical middle-American). Lori’s work is represented by Skidmore Contemporary in Santa Monica, California. She currently lives in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. and is Assistant Professor at the Kentucky College of Art + Design (KyCAD).