Lori K. Gordon
Lori K. Gordon, MA, BS, is a visual artist, writer, teacher and the Founder and President of Six Degrees Consortium and El Fenn Maroc, a Moroccan-based non-profit. Her work may be found in the public collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Southern Mississippi, the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Safeco Corporate Collection, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Kentucky, the International Museum of Muslim Cultures, Art Across Arkansas, Hancock County Library System, and the City of Bay St. Louis. Private collectors include President and First Lady Barrack and Michelle Obama, President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, ABC’s Robin Roberts, ESPN’s Jon Miller, country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and CNN’s Tom Foreman.
Gordon's work has been featured on MSNBC, CBS, National Public Radio, in regional magazines and newspapers across the nation, and featured in several documentaries. Her work first attracted national attention when “Labat: A Creole Legacy” was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution. This large art quilt tells the story of a Creole woman who lived to the age of 104. In 2005 Gordon launched The Katrina Collection, her series of mixed media assemblages that tells the story of the worst natural disaster to strike the United States and which has received international attention. Her latest body of work is the Six Degrees series, two dimensional works that explore the cultures of several nations in the Middle East and North Africa.
The artist has been featured on MSNBC, CBS, National Public Radio, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Morocco World News, in several documentaries and in national and regional media across the country. She has received awards, grants, fellowships and commissions from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, the Gottlieb Foundation, the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Greater Jackson Arts Council, the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the State of Mississippi, and Architects Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility.
Gordon’s work may be found in galleries, museums and private collections across the nation and internationally. To learn more about Gordon and her work, please visit www.lorikgordon.org.