Lori Nix’s urban scenes reflect the spaces which celebrate modern culture, knowledge and innovation: the theatre, the museum, the cathedral and the vacuum showroom. Here, the monuments of civilization and material culture are abandoned, and the notion of 'paradise lost' is ironically manifested through the victory of the natural world in reclaiming itself. Evidence of human presence may still be visible, but the cause for its absence is left unclear; the narrative remains open-ended.
Lori Nix was born in Norton, Kansas. 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 and collected internationally with exhibitions at Clamp Art Gallery, New York, NY, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY, the George Eastman House, G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, WA, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA, the California Museum of Photography, and Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. She has been awarded grants by the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. Nix lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.