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Lori Nelson was born in Ft. Collins, Colorado and now lives and works in the Catskills, NY. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah.
Lori explains the work by saying, “My wish is always to portray the awkward and homely as possibly beautiful and embraceable, if only we can be brave enough to stare at our own monstrosity with clear unpolluted eyes. The series title, Find My Friends is derived from an app of the same name. The plaintiveness of this phrase strikes me as more symbolic than the programmers of this locating tool probably ever intended, capturing the motivation behind much of our technology use: as we dive deeper into our devices, we we want nothing more than to find companionship. This is a gesture of my hope that all of us, everywhere, will eventually find our friends.”