contemporary art

Artist Bio

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, CA
1996 MD, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
1985 BSEE, University of Missouri School of Engineering, Columbia, MO

Solo Exhibition
2018 "Elephant in the Room: Racism in America," Artlife Gallery, El Segundo, CA
2009 "Global Warning," private residence, Sherman Oaks, CA

Group Exhibitions
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.
2021 Los Angeles Art Association volume IV
2020 Los Angeles Art Association volume III
2019 Los Angeles Art Association volume II

Artist Statement

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.

"Art has the power to transform, illuminate, educate, inspire, and motivate."

~ Harvey Fierstein

Art for Positive Social Change

Art for Positive Social Change is a way for me as an artist to have an impact on my local community. As a physician, I’m deeply concerned about people’s well-being both physically and mentally, especially the most vulnerable, those experiencing homelessness. I’m committed to racial justice efforts, and as an artist I’m driven to create work that promotes social awareness. Combining my passion for art with my desire to help people is how Art for Positive Social Change came about. Click on the links below to make a donation directly, or purchase artwork from this website and be assured that 100% of the sale will be donated to one of these nonprofit organizations. To specify which organization you'd like the money to go to, just drop me a line at lori@loristanford.com or use the contact form on this site.

I donate 100% of my art sales to two non-profit organizations:

Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles

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.

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The Valley of Change

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.

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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.

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My Pieces

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