I spent the first part of my life in Portland, Oregon where I was born and raised, receiving a B.F.A. from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, participating in shows at the Portland Art Museum, Marylhurst College, and galleries in Portland. My “Light of West” Burnside series of paintings and drawings was featured in an academy award nominated film, “They Knew You by Name”, funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities, as well as Spectrum Magazine of the Arts. My paintings have been purchased by the State of Oregon Arts Commission, the Portland Metropolitan Arts Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission. I moved to Los Angeles, where I was represented by James Clarke Contemporary Art. I participated in shows juried by the San Diego Art Museum, the curator of the UCLA Hammer Museum, and was represented by the William Merrill Gallery, in Laguna Beach, California. My artworks have been featured in the Oregonian, the Downtowner Newspaper, Calyx Magazine funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission, Portland Review Magazine, and the American Artists of the ReKnown publication. I have received grants from the Metropolitan Arts Commission in Portland, the Puffin Foundation, and the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition managed by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.
I currently reside and work in Sandy, Oregon at my studio called loriryland.com ART STUDIO & GALLERY.Website: www.loriryland.com
Media: acrylic, drawing & colored pencil, photography