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.


Inside the Studio


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

Jimmie Simpson Park
Riverdale ArtWalk


Scrivener Park (Summerhill LCBO)
Rosedale Art Fair


The Junction
Junction Summer Solstice


Nathan Phillips Sq, City Hall
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit

Select Past Exhibitions

Artist Project


Solo Show, Off the Beaten Path


Toronto Outdoor Art Fair


New York City
Art Expo New York


San Diego, CA
Art San Diego


Visual Arts Mississauga
Curator's Choice Award


Art San Diego
Featured Artist


On Your Doorstep Magazine
Last Stop: Newfoundland


League Magazine
Aries Weather


Humber College
Photography Certificate