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Lori Nozick

1130 11th Street Apt. 6H
Miami, FL 33139, U.S.A.
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Phone: 914-473-1588
Email: Lnozickart@aol.com
URL: www.lorinozick.com

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Artist Statement:

 I create sculpture and environmental installations with architectural and organic structures. With interior and exterior installations, existing architectural features serve as a point of reference and as formal elements to challenge and expand the space.   

My drawings  resonate as markers of visual memory.  Drawing from areas as diverse as archeology, myths, and dreams, environmental, cultural and scientific conditions, my work examines ongoing cycles of disintegration and cohesion.

My art references architectural, social and geological changes, and I try to capture that dynamic  both physically and symbolically. Place or site, functions as a repository of individual and collective  moments and memory, and forms a visceral bridge for the viewer to experience a blending of numerous time-frames, real and imagined. 

I am interested in the spaces and metaphors created by the sculpture (object) “occupying” the space, and so the dynamic with the viewer becomes paramount, evoking physical and emotional response to the work and encouraging interaction.

 The materials I use often come from the place or site: reclaimed architectural elements, wood, metal,  blocks of salt, stone, pigments, cement, solar LED lighting, and sound.  There is a social and cultural aspect to collecting and using these materials and a narrative that emerges in the work

 The archetypal images and forms become a visual and physical language through which I explore our relationship to personal and public spaces, in culture, communities and nature, in an immediate sense and throughout history.

 Lori Nozick   2014

Represented by Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami FL USA

 Education:

  • MFA  Pratt Institute,  Brooklyn, NY.  1982.    
  • BFA  Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA.  1979.
  • Public Art Commissions:                                                                      

  • 2014     City of Miami Gardens, FL  Art in Public Places.  North Dade Recreation Building Columns, Optimist Park.

    2012       UWF Pensacola, College of Business, FL Art In State Buildings Program.  Light Beacons, permanent sculpture installation, entry to new plaza.

    2010       Finalist, Lighthouse Park Water Reclamation Facility, Blaine, WA. Water feature, wall and pool, and Atriumentry, suspended sculpture. 

    2009       “Riverwalk Markers and Monoliths”, Commissioned by the City of  Ferndale, WA .   Installation of 8 cast cement monoliths, with embedded artifacts and “fossil” imprints.  9’ – 4’. 

                   “Bakersfield Lighthouse”, California State University, Bakersfield, CA.  A “green” sculpture installation. Reclaimed and recycled architectural elements and construction materials, including windows, church doors, sheet  steel with cutouts, colored plexiglass, solar LED lights.  9‘ x 8’ x 8’.

    2007    “Hudson Monuments, Markers” series, City Hall Plaza, Yonkers, NY, Lyndhurst National Historic Trust, Tarrytown, NY, and  Ward Pound Ridge Reservation,  Pound Ridge, NY.  Westchester  County Department  of Parks. Cast cement sculpture installations, all cast cement, pigments, embedded artifacts, plant imprints.

    2005        “Luce Et Vita Universae”,  % For Art, Public Art In Public Schools/SITES Program, SCA Commission, NYC, NY.  PS 58 Staten Island,  NYC.  Permanent wall relief and suspended sculptures in atrium lobby.

    2000         Stone Water Path"  earthworks sculpture at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers,  NY. Funded in part by New York Foundation For the Arts.     

    1998        “Through Our Eyes:  A Sense Of Place”.  % For Art, Public Art In Public Schools/SITES Program.  SCA Commission. Mixed media wall relief, auditorium,  PS 88, Queens, NY.

    1997         "House Play"  permanent on-site sculpture, entry to theatre at ARTPARK,  Lewiston, NY.

    1990         "Our Place", Mural,  Montefiore Hospital Parking Garage,  Moshulu Preservation Corporation,  Bronx, NY.

    1988         “Play Houses”, sculpture installation of 25 “houses”, at ARTPARK,  Lewiston,  NY.

    Awards and Honors:

    2014            FEAST Miami, Finalist, Artist Projects.

    2012            US State Department, Art in Embassies Program.  Two Map drawings to the Ambassador's Residence,  Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

    2012            FL AiSB Program, University of West Florida College of Business.  Public art commission

    2010       Pollock Krasner Foundation grant.

                   US Embassy, Berlin Germany.  Cultural and environmental grant.

    2009      City of Ferndale, WA, Public Art Commission, sculpture installation.

                  Sculpture Key West Exhibition Artist Grant for “Sal, Non Sal 124”.

    2008      Sculpture Key West Exhibition, Key West Florida.  People’s Choice Award by Sea.

                   Westchester Arts Council/NYSCA  Arts Alive Individual Artist Grant.                       

    2007            Artist’ Fellowship, Inc.  NY, NY.  Artist Grant.

    2005-2006   Best Public Art Projects of the Year,  for “Luce Et Vita Universae”, sponsored by the  Americans For The Arts, Public Art Network and Review.

    2004-2005   NYC % For Art, Public Art In Public Schools/SITES Program, SCA commission.

    2001     Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency  Assistance Grant.

    2000     New York/Israel Cultural Cooperation Commission,  a joint venture of NY State and the Government of Israel, the Herbert M. Newman Theatre,  and the International Artists Residence Center,  Herzliya, Israel. 

    1999-2000   New York Foundation For The Arts, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY. Environmental sculpture grant.

    1998          New York State Council For The Arts and Westchester Arts Council.  Artists grant.

    1997            NYC % For Art, Public Art In Public Schools/SITES Program, SCA commission.

    1996          NEA/Arts Excel, TEXACO, Inc. and Westchester Arts Council,  NY.  AIR project grant.

    1987             Artists' Space,  New York,  NY.  Artists exhibition grant.

  • Lori Nozick was born in the northeast US, and lived in New York for 25 years.  She currently lives in Miami and has a studio in the Fountainhead Program in Miami, FL.

     

     Ms. Nozick holds a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art, and an MFA from Pratt Institute.  The artist has exhibited her work in galleries and museums , done site-specific installations, been awarded public art commissions, and has received international, national, state, and foundation grants and fellowships for her work.

     

    Ms Nozick collaborated with curator Ombretta Agro Andruff to present the exhibition "MIAMI 3D"  in conjunction with the International Sculpture Center  during Art Basel 2013.  The artist was invited to do a featured project for SCOPE Art Fair Miami 2012 and created a monumental architectural sculpture.  The US State Department Art In Embassies Program has taken two drawings on loan to the Ambassador's Residence in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The artist completed a permanent public art commission for the UWF College of Business, Pensacola FL, sponsored by the FL Art in State Buildings Program.  Her exhibition, "Walkabout", an interior sculpture installation at the Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, opened in September 2012 and the sculpture was installed outdoors at the Deering Estate in Cutler Bay, FL in 2013.

     

    Lori Nozick was awarded the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and an interview with photos of her work in Sculpture Magazine, "The Girl Who Liked to Smell Dirt", was published in the January-February 2012 issue.  Ms. Nozick had a solo exhibition of her drawings and sculpture at berlin art  scouts Gallery in Berlin, Germany in September 2010 and was invited to speak at the US Embassy in Berlin. 

     

    Ms. Nozick has taught and lectured at Pratt Institute, American University in Corciano, Italy, William Patterson University, and is currently an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College in Miami, FL.

     

    Lori Nozick is represented by the Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami FL.

     

    The artist’s website is   www.lorinozick.com .

     

     

     

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