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Lori Ryerson

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, Ontario

I am a Toronto-based Canadian artist, working in the field of photography. I specialize in travel, landscape and nature photography. I travel so you don't have to!

My photography is usually the result of serendipity. I don’t tend to go out with a preconceived shot in my head, seeking a specific arrangement of things that tell that exact story. Rather, I keep my eyes and mind open for an alignment of things that convey their story to me. I look for mystery in the mundane and am always on the lookout for the narrative of urban or unpopulated landscapes. I travel to places that fill me with awe and wonder at our universe, reminding me that as humans, we are rather insignificant in the face of Mother Nature’s vast landscapes. I try to capture what silence looks like. These are the stories I look to tell through my lens.

In the beginning...my artistic side showed itself through live performance (music and theatre). When I joined the business world, it morphed into the written word. It felt like a natural progression to go from 30 years of written communications to visual storytelling through photography. Now I tell my stories through digital photography. (For those who like the tech details, I use a Panasonic Lumix mirrorless camera.)

A life-long exposure to Japanese art has given me an appreciation for clean, spare lines, and fine details. I spent 16 years studying flying trapeze with a circus school in Toronto (my home and native land), which had a profound influence on how I view the world and my life. I’ve had the good fortune to travel to some inspiring locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

In 2016, I left the corporate world to pursue a career as a full-time artist. In 2019, I was accepted as a member into the Ontario Society of Artists, Canada’s longest continuing art society, founded in 1872.


Work


Inside the Studio


Q+A

Everyone should know about

Other cultures and ways of life

In a previous life I was (a) ...

Much, much taller, I'm sure of it.

Beverage of choice

Coffee or Gin; what time is it?

I'm really good at making (a) ...

baked goods and jam and boy-children

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

writing, reading cooking, or travelling

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

Whimsical and colourful, glass and folk art

Upcoming Exhibitions
2019-06-01

Jimmie Simpson Park
Riverdale ArtWalk

2019-06-08

Scrivener Park (Summerhill LCBO)
Rosedale Art Fair

2019-06-22

The Junction
Junction Summer Solstice

2019-07-12

Nathan Phillips Sq, City Hall
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Toronto
Artist Project

2019

Toronto
Solo Show, Off the Beaten Path

2018

Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2017

New York City
Art Expo New York

2017

San Diego, CA
Art San Diego

Accolades
2018

Visual Arts Mississauga
Curator's Choice Award

2017

Art San Diego
Featured Artist

Press
2018

On Your Doorstep Magazine
Last Stop: Newfoundland

2018

League Magazine
Aries Weather

Education
2013

Humber College
Photography Certificate

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