b. 1969

Lori Nix Resume

Lori Nix has lived most of her life in the rural Midwest. A childhood spent playing in open fields and witnessing countless storms and natural disasters has left her with a deep affection for the American landscape. This love of the land and sky in its endless variations, in addition to a fascination with the absurdities of life, has developed into a series of constructed environments that form the basis of her photographs. Cardboard, plaster, faux fur, and paint are employed to create highly detailed dioramas for the camera. Like a movie still, Nix’s photographs capture the drama mid-story, and it is up to the viewer to complete the narrative.

Lori Nix has received several photography awards. She is a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant recipient. In 2001 she was awarded a residency at Light Work (an internationally recognized photography organization in Syracuse, New York). Nix was a 1999 recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant; a 1998 recipient of a Greater Columbus Ohio Arts Grant; she participated in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2000; and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts for photography in 2014.


The City

The City (2005-2013) moves indoors to a variety of architectural interiors that could be …

Unnatural History

For Unnatural History, the artist painstakingly constructs tiny dioramas of rooms in imaginary natural …


With the series Lost (2003-2004), Nix continues her investigation of the constructed landscape, this …

Some Other Place

In 1999, Lori Nix transplanted herself to New York City bringing an urban feel …


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