C. J. Lori is an oil painter living in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her work reflects her interest in literature, anthropology and psychology, as well as an abiding
fascination with the natural world. Often called “Neo-surrealism” or “magic realism,” Ms. Lori’s paintings explore the complex relationship between humanity and the environment. She exaggerates or distorts color, form and composition to emphasize sensations that are often contradictory: clarity and mystery, excitement and sorrow, beauty and decay.
Ms. Lori’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New England, and in New York and Chicago. She had a solo exhibition, Close to the Trees,
in June, 2019 at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. Her work has been shown at the Danforth Museum in Framingham in OFF THE WALL, Community of Artists,
and Figure, Fantasy and Illusion, Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection.
In 2007, she won first prize in Paint!,
a national exhibition juried by artist Gerry Bergstein at the South Shore Arts Center.
Committed to art activism, Ms. Lori served in 1997 as First Vice-President of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, and for several years as President of the Boston Chapter. She also served as Exhibitions Chair and Vice President at Galatea Fine Art in Boston from 2017–2020.
Ms. Lori is represented by 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, Massachusetts, and Array Contemporary in Boston. Her work is also available on https://www.artsy.net/artist/cj-lori/works-for-sale
. Her other interests include reading (especially Henry James), traveling, watching professional football, and hiking in the woods or by the sea.