RIA Salon 74 Lori Victor:

MFA Vermont: Undoing Doing-Transitions in My Art

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 Wednesday, September 6 – 2017, 7.30 PM

At RIA. Email researchinart.ria@gmail.com

for your personal invitation and the address.

Everyone is welcome, but seats are limited, so please rsvp, asap

September is near and a Salon about going back to school seems fitting. When Lori Victor decided in 2015 to earn an MFA, her experience became an adventure that involved many trips to the Vermont College of Fine Arts, while lugging her work along.  We are looking forward to hear her talk about the ins and outs of doing a “low-residency”  MFA in another city while maintaining a studio in Ottawa and working with local Artist Teachers.  Lori, who graduated earlier this year, recommends the program and would love to share the story of her experience and how it affected her work, at this Salon.

Spaces are limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.


Petra and René

Lori Victor is a full-time visual artist in Ottawa, Canada, and has exhibited since 2006. Her practice includes and often integrates installation, painting, photography and video. Lori’s work questions and reflects subjects such as cultural history, identity, and the environment/climate change.  She creates hand-constructed representational or abstracted shapes and forms, and uses accessible materials like found and manipulated objects. Her abstract paintings include both organically and mechanically painted imagery. Often her canvas is used as a material to manipulate through cutting and folding rather than just as a support. Much of her work evolves from system theory – the knowledge that we are all a part of a larger whole – both physically and metaphorically.  She earned a BFA in visual art from the University of Ottawa in 2011, and graduated with an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2017.

A note on the Salons.

For the benefit of some new people on the RIA list here is a little explanation of what the salons are about:

Every month or so (there have been some hiatuses) we invite an artist, who has done a project outside the Ottawa area, to give a presentation in our home. This could be about an exhibition, a presentation, a residency or a research trip. It is a nice, informal way to get to know about something that we don’t have a chance to experience in person. We have also invited artists who are new in town, as well as artists who have recently completed a MFA at Ottawa U. and remain in Ottawa, to give a presentation about their work.

Please let us know if you’d like to recommend an artist to do a presentation at a RIA Salon.

The get-togethers are super casual, and the talks are short so there is lots of time for discussions about all sorts of things. People take turns to bring wine (we ask different people each time). This isn’t about food, so we usually have only chips. Invitations are based on coincidence, happenstance and word of mouth. There is only space for 20 people, first RSVP-ed first served, so please RSVP as soon as possible. If there are more people than seats (which is usually the case) we create a waiting list. For the following salon, the people on the waiting list get an advanced notice. We are trying not to turn the salons into a club, and this is the best way we know of getting different people together at different times. Please don’t be discouraged if you don’t get in the first time. Although there are more than 330 names on the RIA list, people usually can attend at least 1 out of 2 salons.

If you sign up but can’t make it at the last moment, let us know, so we can contact someone on the waiting list.

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