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Rhode Island School of Design  M.F.A. in Digital + Media with Honors, Providence, RI.

 

Rochester Institute of Technology  B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography with Highest Honors.  

Concentration in Women’s Studies, Rochester, NY.

 

Associate Professor of Integrative Arts

Penn State University, Greater Allegheny Campus, McKeesport, PA.

Faculty Fellow: Rock Ethics Institute 

Penn State University, University Park, PA.

 

Assistant Professor of Integrative Arts

Penn State University, Greater Allegheny Campus, McKeesport, PA.

 

Assistant Professor of New Media Design

State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, NY.

Board President

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

Founder and Executive Director

River Route Residency, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Board Secretary & Board Member 

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

Drawing with Light  Assemble, Pittsburgh, PA. (February 5 - 27, 2016).

 

#Crowdsourced Landscapes Kemijärvi  Artist Residence in the Arctic Circle Gallery, 

Kemijärvi, Finland. (November 27- 31, 2014).

Contingent Architecture: Digital Feelings in Real Space  Pollen Studios, Belfast, 

Northern Ireland, UK. (July 3, 2014 – July 10, 2014).

 

Nothing for Any Purpose  Orange Coast College Photography Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA.

 (January 30- March 12, 2012). 

 

Status Symbols: Spin 7  Houston Center for Photography, August 28, 2011, Houston, TX. Mechanical sculpture with real-time #status updates in lights with projections from  (Aug. 26, 2011).

 

Status Symbols  SRO Photo Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX..  (April 11- May 7, 2011).

 

Status Symbols  Brooklyn Museum, Commissioned Artist for December 2009 for 

the Brooklyn Museum’s @1stfans Twitter Feed, Brooklyn, NY.  (December 1- 31, 2009).

Code Words  Melwood Gallery, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA. (March 6- April 8, 2009). 

 

Code Words  Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC. (Oct. 25- Nov. 24, 2008). 

5 Islands  Archipelago Centre Korpoström / Skärgårdscentrum Korpoström, Finland. Exhibition with Studio Neon, Beata Szparagowska, & Melodie Reay  (October 14, 2016 - April 17, 2017).

Status Symbols: Moon Arts Arc  Carnegie Mellon University’s Moon Arts group commissioned a Status Symbols image for inclusion in the Moon Arts Arc that will be sent to the Moon by the school’s X Prize Moon Lander project in 2016. It is a small museum of art that will stay on the moon.

 

Temporary States  937 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by MaryAnn Camilleri, Two person curated exhibition with Christine Lorenz of #Crowdsourced Landscapes. (April 24 - May 24, 2015).

Culture:Emblazons  Triangle Park, Magenta: Pop-Pittsburgh, Commissioned Public Art by the Magenta Foundation. Funded by PNC Bank and Fairmont Pittsburgh.  (May - July 2014).

 

Code Words  New Works Gallery, Two-person juried exhibition with Jennifer Williams, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA. (July 8- August 1, 2009

Code Words: Mutations  Contained Project: Three Rivers Arts Festival, Commissioned installation in shipping container, Pittsburgh, PA.  Site-specific installation Collaboration with Dr. Justin Meyer, evolutionary biologist, at UCSD. (June 6 - June 22, 2008).

 

Up Close  Haggerty Gallery, Two-person exhibition with sculptor, Donovan Widmer, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.  (March 1- 31, 2008).

Doubt  SPACE Gallery, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by Nadine Wasserman with artists Lenka Clayton, Mindy McDaniels, Gina Occhiogrosso, Diane Samuels, and Mary Temple.

(February 10- March 26, 2017).

Flux  Joddee Harris Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. (January 19, 2017 - Feb. 2, 2017.)

The Anthropocene  Pearl Conrad Gallery, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH. Jurored by 

Victoria Vesna, Matthew Kenyon, Paul Catanese, and Doo-Sung Yoo. (Nov. 19 - December 12, 2016).

Future Tense  CENTER & 519 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM.  Curated by Tracy Quinn, Curator of Education and Public Programs at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, & Stefan Batista, University of New Mexico. (June 18, 2016 - September 2016).

Re:New Festival  623 Smithfield, Pittsburgh, PA. Juried by Eric Crosby, Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art; DS Kinsel, Artist / Co-Founder of BOOM Concepts; and Kilolo Luckett, Art Historian + Cultural Producer. (September 9 - October 10, 2016).

 

Transitional Landscape  The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Juried by Natasha Egan, Executive Director of MoCP. (May 6 - June 10, 2016). 

 

The Seen and The Unseen: Three Artists Visualizing the Boundary of Space and Place

Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh, PA. (April 1- May 28, 2016)

 

In the Wake  Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX.  (March 4 - May 8, 2016.)

 

Art Now: Photography  Ann Arbor Arts Center, Ann Arbor, MI. (April 1 - May 14, 2016.)

 

Data Rush  Noorderlicht Photofestival, The Old Sugar Factory, Groningen, The Netherlands. Curated by Wim Melis. (August - October, 2015).

 

PhAb Now!  Melwood Gallery, Pittsburgh Filmmakers. 6 person exhibition curated by 

Adam Welch with Corey Escoto, Jesse Kauppila, April Friges, Todd Keyser, and Barbara Weissberger. (Forthcoming: June 26, 2015 - September 15, 2015).

 

Viral: Photography in the Age of Social Media  Art at the ARB, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, UK. Curated by Sam Barzilay, Jon Feinstein, Gabrial H. Sanchez, Dr. Ann Kelly, and Dr. Lukas Engelmann. (January 29 - March 30, 2015).

 

Mediated Realities  Freedman Gallery, Curated by Angie Duignan and Amy Stevens. 

Albright College, Reading, PA. (May 22, 2014 - June 29, 2014).

 

Crowdsourced  Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA  (July 12, 2013 – September 1, 2013).

 

American Life, Traveling Exhibition  Exhibition of 34 American photographers by 10 invited curators. Traveling Exhibition from Lishui 14th International Photo Festival, Lishui, China.  

     Dali International Photo Festival, Dali, Yunnan, China. (August 1 - 5, 2013).

     ShiJiaZhuang Art Museum, ShiJiaZhuang, Hebei, China.  (February 1 - 28, 2013).

 

The A.I.R. Gallery 10th Biennial  A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curator, Ingrid Schaffner, 

Senior Curator, ICA Philadelphia. (December 6, 2012 – January 5, 2013).

 

Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 12  Traveling Exhibition  

     Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA. (May-June 2013)

     SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME. (February, 2013)

     Photofusion Gallery, London, England. (November, 2012)

 

COLLISION17:transformer  Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Boston, MA.

(March 3- April 7, 2012).

Lishui 14th International Photography Festival: American Life Exhibition  

Exhibition of 34 American photographers curated by 10 invited American curators, Lishui, China. Invited with photographer, Amy Stevens, (November 5-9, 2011).

 

Keystone.1 Pennsylvania Photography Biennial  Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA. Exhibition curated by Ellen Fleurov. (May 24- August 27, 2011).

 

Taking Part  ATHICA, Athens, GA. Exhibition curated by Brigette Thomas, Independent 

curator, Richmond, VA. (January 22, 2011- March 6, 2011).

 

De la realidad al deseo. Descubrimientos PHE10 (From Reality to Desire. Discoveries PHE10) 

Traveling exhibition of 12 PHE10 photographers curated by 

Francisco Carpio, Independent Curator, Madrid, Spain. 

     BilbaoArte, Bilbao, Spain. (January 14, 2011- February, 2011).  

     El Punto Del Carmen, Valencia, Spain. (November 18- December 3, 2010). 

     Centro de las artes de Sevilla (caS), Seville, Spain. (September 16- October 21, 2010).

2016-17 Fresh Works! Artist Residency Residency with musician and singer, Kendra Ross, to create a 30m multi-media performance: INTERSECTION*OLOGY. The Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Alloy Studios, Pittsburgh, PA. (2/1/17 - 3/3/17). Public performance on 3/3/17 at Alloy Studios.

The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency  Whitehorse, Canada (July/August 2016). Residency Canoe Trip on the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson, Canada. 3 weeks.

 

Wildfjords Artist Residency  Ísafjörður, Iceland (8/2 - 8/11/2015). Residency Hike.

 

SÍM: Seljavegur  Reykjavik, Iceland (8/2 - 8/31/2015). 1 month residency.

AARK: Archipielago Art Residency in Korpo  Korpo, Finland (6/15). 2 month residency.

 

Cow House Studios  Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland (3/15). 2 week residency.

 

Hambidge  Center Rabun Gap, GA (2/15). 2 week residency.

 

Kemijärvi Artist Residency at the Arctic Circle  Finland (11/14 - 12/14). 1 month.

Arteles Creative Center  Hämeenkyrö, Finland (10/14 - 11/14). 2 month residency.

 

Digital Arts Studios (DAS)  Artist in Residence, Belfast, UK. (5/14 - 7/14). 2 months.

 

Resident Artist: Vermont Studio Center  Johnson, VT. (7/09). 1 month residency.

 

Heinz Fellow: Virginia Center For Creative Arts  Amherst, VA.  3 week residency.

 

Summer Fellow  Constance Saltonstall Arts Colony Ithaca, NY. 1 month residency.

Investing In Professional Artists  $10,000. The Pittsburgh Foundation & The Heinz Endowments. One of 12 grantees awarded for 2016-2017.

Co-Create Incubator Resident  $1,000 Grant & Start Up Incubator Program with the Pittsburgh Technology Council to create a new Expeditionary Artist Residency program for Summer 2017 to invite artists to explore the outdoors in Western PA.

2016 GARC Grant  Greater Allegheny Research Committee Research Grant. $1,500 for LED device development for INTERSECTION*OLOGY.

 

Field_Notes: Hybrid Matters  Selected for the Encounters in a Layered Landscape – Mapping Hybrid Ecology work group led by Antti Tenetz for September 2015 visit to the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Finnish Lapland. *Awarded the Nordic Kulture Fund’s “Event of the Year.”

Selected Photographer, Flash Forward 2015  Magenta Foundation, Emerging Photographers from Canada, the US, and UK. One of 35 Selected US Photographers. 

Review Santa Fe, Scholarship Awardee  Center, Juried Portfolio Review Event for 100 selected photographers, Santa Fe, NM.

 

Fulbright Arctic Initiative: Alternate  Selected as an Alternate for a Fellowship with the Fulbright Arctic Initiative in 2015-16.

 

Individual Faculty Grant  Institute for Arts and Humanities, Penn State University.  

Awarded $2000 for Crowdsourced Landscapes, Fall 2014.

 

Faculty Research Grant  College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State University. Awarded $6980 for development of txts & twts project in 2013 - 2014.

Selected Photographer, Flash Forward 2012  Magenta Foundation, Emerging Photographers from Canada, the US, and UK. One of 35 Selected US Photographers. 

 

Artist Opportunity Grant  Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Awarded $1000 to fund participation and exhibition in the 14th International Photography Exhibition in Lishui, China.  November 2011.

 

Carnegie Museum of Art Purchase Award  Awarded by Dan Byers, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Museum of Art  100th Annual Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Best Theme: Interplay  Awarded by Eric Shiner, Milton Fine Curator of Art, Andy Warhol Museum,  for @cnnbrk, 6:27 AM May 17th from CNN (#2), Pittsburgh, PA.

Artist Opportunity Grant  Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Awarded $1125 to fund 

participation in PHoto España.  Descubrimientos PHE2010 in Madrid, Spain. June 2010. 

 

Visiones de España  Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture 

and United States Universities, Awarded $2000 for research on contemporary Spanish 

photography.  August 2010.

 

Artist Grant  Vermont Studio Center, Awarded to partially fund a summer residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.  July 2009.

 

Artist Opportunity Grant  Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Awarded $1250 to fund finishing costs associated with solo exhibition at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA.  January 2009.

 

Research Development Grant  Penn State Greater Allegheny, McKeesport, PA. 

Wired.com How to Turn Lady Gaga’s Butt Tweets Into Fine Art  Zachary Slobig,

October 7, 2015. http://www.wired.com/2015/10/lori-hepner-twitter-portraits/

 

Data Rush Catalog Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2015, Stitching Fotographie Nooderlicht Press, Groningen, Netherlands. August 2015.

 

Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers  Sapling Grove Press, Bristol, TN. Edited by David Underwood.

 

Photomediations Machine  Fall 2014, Curated by Prof.Joanna Zylinska, Dept of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London.

 

Flash Forward Tenth Special Anniversary Edition  4-book set. Highlighted US Artist. Curated by Darren Ching. Published by the Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada. 

 

Next Level Magazine: Edition 22: Pittsburgh  Article by Louise Clements with 

accompanying 6-Page portfolio of images from Status Symbols. Curated by Sheyi Bankale.

 

Time Magazine: Lightbox  Data Visualization: Twitter Portraits by Lori Hepner  by Neil Harris, August 2011. http://lightbox.time.com/2011/08/26/data-visualization-twitter-portraits-by-lori-hepner/

 

Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels  Fifth Edition by Robert Hirsch, 

Focal Press, Pg 157. February 2011.

 

Taking Part Exhibition Catalog  ATHICA: Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, January 2011. 

 

PQ Magazine InLight  The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Summer 2010.

 

Descubrimientos PHE10  Exhibition Catalog, PhotoEspaña, June 2010. 

 

Cary, William, “Q&A with Lori Hepner” Brooklyn Museum Blog, December 22, 2009.

 

Exposure Magazine  Lori Hepner’s Binary Code  By Collette Copeland, Society for 

Photographic Eduction, issue 42:2, Fall 2009.

 

Eber, Dana, “IDEAS09: Arts at the Digital Edge”  Exhibition Catalog, November 2009.

 

Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus Bits, Bytes and the Rhetoric of Practice: New Media Artist Statements  Fall 2007, v.03 n.01.