Lori Nix  (American) 

Lori Nix (American, b.1969) is a photographer who is best known for her meticulously constructed subject matter. Nix was born in Norton, KS, and attended college at Ohio University, where she studied ceramics and photography. She uses this background to hand-construct her scenery. Nix uses various methods of lighting, scale, and materials to recreate visions she has for her photos. Her greatest influences include Casper David Friedrich (German, 1774–1840) and Thomas Cole (American, 1801–1848).

Nix is influenced by styles of Romanticism, the sublime, and Abstract Expressionism. Her earliest project, Accidentally Kansas, began in the 1990s. Nix went on to work on Lost and The City, which is a depiction of a city that no longer has any human inhabitants. Nix has a fascination with disaster type scenarios and often incorporates such scenarios into her work, while including a snippet of humor. She is also a photographer for numerous magazines, such as O and Glamour UK.

Nix’s work has been exhibited in institutions such as the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. She has received honors such as the 2004 and 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant. Nix currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Lori Nix, Beauty Shop


Lori Nix
Beauty Shop

Galerie Klüser
Lori Nix, Anatomy Classroom


Lori Nix
Anatomy Classroom

Galerie Klüser
Lori Nix, California Forest Fire


Lori Nix
California Forest Fire

Edelman Arts
Lori Nix, Laundromat At Night


Lori Nix
Laundromat At Night

Galerie Klüser
Lori Nix, Circulation Desk


Lori Nix
Circulation Desk

Galerie Klüser
Lori Nix, Violin Repair Shop


Lori Nix
Violin Repair Shop

Galerie Klüser
Lori Nix, Shoe Store


Lori Nix
Shoe Store

Galerie Klüser
Lori Nix, Mall


Lori Nix

Galerie Klüser
Lori Nix, Bar


Lori Nix

G. Gibson Gallery
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Lori Nix, Aquarium


Lori Nix
Aquarium, 2007
photographs, chromogenic (c-print)


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1969   Born in Norton, KS
1993   BFA, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
1995   MFA, Ohio University, Athens, OH
American Photography Institute Fellow, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY
1998   Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Recipient
Greater Columbus Art Council Individual Artist Grant Recipient
1999   Artist in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Recipient
2001   Light Work Artist-In-Residence, Syracuse, NY
2004   New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant
2010   New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant
  Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
2014   The City, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany (solo)
2012   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (solo)
2011   Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH (solo)
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2011   Randolph Macon College, Ashland, USA (solo)
2010   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Theoretical Physics, Boston, USA (solo)
2010   ClampArt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Summer Staged, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
The Museum of Unnatural History, ClampArt Gallery, New York, NY
2009   Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
2008   Pictures of things, Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, USA
2008   The constructed image, Redux Contemporary Arts Center, Charleston, USA
2008   Stretching the truth, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, USA
2008   Run for your lives! DiverseWorks, Houston, USA
2007   Theatre of Illusion, Lori Nix and Lisa Stinner, Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Randall Scott Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   Picturing Eden, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
2006   Fresh: Contemporary takes on nature and allegory, International Museum of Glass, Tacoma, USA
2006   Among the trees, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, USA
2006   Joint Venture, Nelson Gallery of the University of California, Davis, USA
2006   Davis, USA
2006   Manchester Craftsmen's' Guild, Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
2006   Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL (solo)
2005   Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, USA (solo)
2005   Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
Innocence, New Britain Museum, New Britain, CT
Vital Signs, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
2004   Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Enchantment, Art Space, New Haven, CT
2004   DiverseWorks, Houston, USA (solo)
2003   Managing Eden, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, USA
2003   The California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (solo)
Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
2002   Insecta Magnifica, Wave Hill, Bronx, USA
2002   Light Work, Syracuse, NY (solo)
2001   Voies Off, Arles, France
2001   Some Place Else, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
White Columns, New York, NY (solo)
Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
Toying with Reality, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Spacetimelinks, Penzenstadler & Schaller Architekten, Barr, Switzerland
2000   It's a Cruel World, White Columns, New York, NY
Artist in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
2000   Untitled (Conjecture), SF Camerawork, San Francisco, USA
1999   The Artist as Patron, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
1998   New Voices, New Visions, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
1997   She's Funny That Way, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1997   Altered Egos, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, USA
  Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, USA
  Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  Wellington Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  Chase Manhattan Bank, USA
  El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, USA
  Fidelity Insurance, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  George Eastman House Collection, Rochester, New York, USA
  Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
  Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, Alabama, USA
  Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, USA
  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
  Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
   DIVA Magazine, April/May Issue, No. 18, London, UK 1997
   CONTACT SHEET, “Lori Nix: “Waiting to Happen” Number 119, 2002
   CAMERA ARTS “Serious Play: Charmaine Caire and Lori Nix” October/November 2002
   CONTACT SHEET, “The Light Work Annual 2002” Number 117, 2002
   NEW YORK TIMES, Art Guide, pg. E38, November 23, 2001, Vol. CLI, No. 51,946
   PHOTOGRAPHIE, “Lori Nix, Tableop-Fotographi” Nr 1-2/Januar-Februar 2002, No. 26.
   SPOT, Houston Center for Photography, “The Dangers and Pleasures or Toys” Spring/Summer 2001
   TIME OUT NEW YORK, March 9-16, 2000, Issue No. 233, pg. 57
   TIME OUT NEW YORK, March 9-16, 2000, Issue No. 233, pg. 57
   DIALOGUE, Cover Image, July/August, Vol. 21, No. 3 1998
   NEWCITY, Chicago’s News & Arts Weekly, “Art Tip of the Week” June 19, Vol. 12, No. 472, 1997