Lori Stanford enjoyed designing flight simulators as an electrical engineer and caring for children as a pediatrician before embarking on the uncharted journey of becoming an artist. Fifteen years ago she began painting and soon realized she had found her true passion. Stanford is driven to create art that promotes social awareness, and she donates 100% of her art sales to local non-profit organizations serving Los Angeles. She is a member of the South Bay Artist Collective, the Artist Alliance Online Collective, and the Los Angeles Artist Association.
1999 Pediatric Residency, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
1996 MD, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles
1985 BSEE, University of Missouri School of Engineering, Columbia
2018 "Elephant in the Room: Racism in America," Artlife Gallery, El Segundo, CA
2009 "Global Warning," private residence, Sherman Oaks, CA
2021 "2021 Member Show," online show, www.ArtistAlliance.space
2021 "All Media 2021," Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
2020 “Art in the Time of Corona, A Global Art Project,” Dab Art Co., Los Angeles, CA
2020 “LAAA Open Show," Gallery825, Los Angeles, CA
2020 “2020-Botanical,” Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna, CA
2020 “We the People,” online show, www.ArtistAlliance.space
2020 “2020-Political Discord,” Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna, CA
2020 “Subliminal,” LAAA online show
2019 El Segundo Art Walk, El Segundo, CA
2019 "Crowd Identity," Artlife Gallery, El Segundo, CA
2017 "Time and Space," Artlife Gallery, El Segundo, CA
2017 “Art in the Arthouse, Select Four Group Exhibit,” Pasadena, CA
2017 “Art in the Arthouse, Claremont Art Show,” Claremont, CA
2017 El Segundo Art Walk, El Segundo, CA
2017 “Art in the Arthouse, Pasadena Art Show,” Pasadena, CA
2017 “Imagine: A Visual Arts Exhibit,” Whizin Center, Los Angeles, CA
2021 Wild Lands, Jen Tough Gallery
2021 Art in the Time of Corona, Dab Art Co.
2020 Los Angeles Art Association volume III
2019 Los Angeles Art Association volume II
My art reflects my thoughts and experiences of reality. At times it’s heavy with content as I struggle to make sense of the complex world in which we’re living. Other times it’s a journal entry of sorts, documenting my emotional space. I like to work in series and usually spend 9 months - 1 year on a particular topic. Most of my work is 2D oil paintings, but I also enjoy working in 3D building things. There are usually several paintings and a couple of projects going in my studio at any given time. I pour everything I have into each piece. They don’t all become masterpieces, but that’s not the point. Creating art and sharing it is what's meaningful to me. Art is communication. Whether it be a stand alone painting or an installation, my work is about providing the backdrop for a dialogue to occur.
~ Harvey Fierstein
is an organization that has been around more than thirty years assisting the most marginalized and disadvantaged individuals and their families in Los Angeles through medical, behavioral health, and quality of life services.
is a small community-led organization fighting for systemic change in the San Fernando Valley that gathers every day from 12 – 8pm in front of the fountain at Sherman Oaks Galleria to protest in support of Black Lives Matter.
I can’t help but think about ways to incorporate the objects I come across on a daily basis into art. The potential to be part of something bigger lies within everything we see and touch. It also lies within each of us.
Thank you for supporting Art for Positive Social Change. My hope is that every time you view the art you’ve purchased, you will reaffirm to yourself that you are part of something bigger.
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