C. J. Lori is a self-taught oil painter and mixed-media sculptor. She has lived and worked as an artist in Brookline, Massachusetts for over thirty years. 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.

Ms. Lori's artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New England, and in New York and Chicago. Committed to art activism, she 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. In 1996, she co-chaired the national conference of the Women's Caucus for Art, "Transforming Tradition," in Boston. Ms. Lori has also served as a member of the Brookline Council for the Arts and Humanities, Inc.

Ms. Lori is represented by Galatea Fine Art in Boston and 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, Massachusetts. Her other interests include reading (especially Henry James), traveling, watching professional football, and walking her dog.