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Lori Dresner

Ceramic artist Lori Dresner was fascinated with art as a child, and discovered clay at age nine. Love at first sight, or in this case, touch. She received a BFA in ceramics from The Rhode Island School of Design; an MA in ceramics from the University of Michigan; and an MFA in video arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. An active member of The Chicago Editing Center in the early 1980s, Lori curated several video art installations and presentations. Her video works were included in Media Burn, an independent video archive that aired on WTTW’s Image Union. The first Video Art Exhibition at Navy Pier in 1980 was one of her achievements before leaving the art world for a career in advertising and TV production. Lori’s professional career took her from Chicago to New York, and then to Paris where she lived for over 20 years. In 2008, she relocated to Colorado to pursue her art full time. 

Lori primarily uses porcelain, sometimes combining it with other mediums such as wood, steel, or stone. Her travels and life experiences are continually reshaping her creative process as she interprets ordinary occurrences.

Lori is represented by D’art Gallery in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, and FooLPRoof Contemporary Art in the RiNo Art District. She calls both Aspen and Denver home, with her husband Pete and rescue pup, Boshi.

Read “Meet Trailblazer Lori Dresner” in Denver magazine, Voyage Denver

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Aspen Emporium and Flying Circus  /  315 E. Main St., Aspen, CO  /  970-544-2499