aerial chain act

Lori     Swartz

Lie in the grass or on a sidewalk or on your roof.  Look at the sky.  Feel your boots laced tightly around your calves.  Pile rocks. Get dirty.  Take the t.v. antenna off your forehead.  Be where you are, even for a snap.     

We are lured by the fastest, cheapest, biggest.  We forget about authenticity.  Art takes time. We are taught that there is value in canned, pre-packaged, foil-wrapped and zip-locked.  There are too many plastic things marketed as originals.  We all have stories to tell.  Use this work as a prompt for your own story.  Be present and see.  Be curious.

Lori Swartz began as a metal smith, creating sculpture, furniture and jewelry.  She is also a painter, writer and a performer of circus arts (acrobatics, trapeze, aerial fabric and aerial chain).  Working as a multi-media artist has allowed her to express herself in ways that are both private and public.  She does not have divided loyalties.  She has one loyalty (art), with multiple expressions.

Her work can currently be seen in galleries across the country, on her website and at her home studio in Madrid, New Mexico.

Gallery representation for paintings:

Globe Gallery Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM

Gallery Ima Seattle, WA

Gallery Arlo, New Orleans, LA

David Richards Gallery Santa Fe, NM

ART Boulder, CO

Show Pony GOtique Santa Fe, NM

Mariposa Albuquerque, NM

Representation for jewelry:

Lireille Jewelry Gallery, Oakland, CA

Sam Shaw, Northeast Harbor, ME

Houston Contemporary Craft Museum, Houston, TX

Jett Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe Collective, Santa Fe, NM

FX 18, Taos, NM

Studio 14, Madrid, NM

Cowgirl Red, Madrid, NM

Greene and Greene Lambertville, NJ

Seedstore, San Francisco, CA

Mariposa, Albuquerque, NM

Artisan's Bench, Brighton, MI

Ghost Wolf Gallery, Albuquerque, NM



Born:           1970   Boston, MA 

Education:  1992   BA in Theater

                    1996   Master’s in Social Work

Selected Painting Exhibitions:

July 2017           Taking Back Orange group show, Santa Fe, NM

July 2017           Keep Contemporary group show, Santa Fe, NM

May 2017             Mariposa Gallery Albuquerque, NM solo show Chutes and Ladders

April 2017             Gallery Ima, Seattle, WA two person show

April 2017             Metallo Gallery Madrid, NM

April 2016             Ghost Wolf Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

February 2016      Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

December 2016   David Richards Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

June 2015             Gallery Ima, Seattle, WA

May 2015              Metallo Gallery, Madrid, NM

April 2015             Golden Foundation Made in Paint, New Berlin, NY

June 2014             Studio 14, Madrid, NM

May 2014               Metallo Gallery, Madrid, NM 

August 2013          AMP Gallery, Provincetown, MA

April 2013              Hangar Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, FL

March 2013           The Fountain Art Fair, New York City, NY

February 2013       Gallery Ima, Seattle, WA

February 2013       Hangar Gallery, Miami, FL

December 2012     Gallery Ima, Seattle, WA

December 2012     Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

October 2012         Range West Studio Tour Show, NM

July 2012                Galerie Colorida, Lisbon, Portugal

April 2012               Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

April 2012               Metallo Gallery, Madrid, NM

December 2011      Norbetellen Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

June 2011               Range West Gallery, Madrid, NM

June 2011               Eggman and Wallace Art Emporium, Santa Fe, NM


Painting Residencies 

February 15 – March 13, 2014Jentel Painting Residency,   Banner, Wyoming

October 12 – November 8, 2014Golden Foundation Painting Residency, New York

April 1 - April 30, 2015   The Studios of Key West Residency, Key West, Florida


Selected Private Collections:

Nordstroms                                                    Flygirl Iron

Santa Fe Community College                      Samuel Design Group

The Lotus                                                       Click Technologies

John Connell                                                  Pop Goes Art 


Return policy:  loriMetals is always open to exchanges for items of equal value within 14 days.  If your piece needs to be resized, that can be done at no cost in most situaitons.