Lori Elliott-Bartle

Art Discipline: 
Omaha, NE
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Feb 27, 2023 to Mar 17, 2023

As a traveler who prefers driving on meandering backroads to speeding  along Interstate highways, Lori found her path into art-making by taking the  long way. She spent 15 years as a professional journalist and in higher education  public relations before she began painting seriously. Art-making has been her full time professional focus since 2008. 

Primarily a painter, Lori also makes woodcuts and linoleum prints and  mixed media pieces. She recently began exploring handmade books.  Lori was one of about 50 artists included in the 2017 and 2019 Nebraska  Artist Biennials and has completed two sessions (2018 and 2021) in the Plank  Road Artist Residency at Farwell House in Frederick, Illinois. She also has done an  artist residency at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Cedar Point Biological  Station in rural western Nebraska. 

She teaches workshops and classes in her studio at Hot Shops Art Center, a  former mattress factory in Omaha’s north downtown, where more than 80 artists  work in a wide variety of mediums.