Lori Larusso

(Kentucky) Artist Website February Residency Year: 2024


Lori Larusso (Kentucky) is an American visual artist exploring primarily our paradoxical relationships with foods and animals, in or near the home. Her body of work encompasses paintings and installations that explore issues of class, gender, and anthropocentrism, and how these practices both reflect and shape culture. She embraces color as a carrier of spatial properties, and image as conduit for complex narratives while still engaging us with humor and playfulness. 

Larusso’s work is exhibited widely in the US and is included in various public and private collections. She has been awarded numerous residency fellowships including Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Sam & Adele Golden Foundation, and MacDowell. Lori is the 2019 Kentucky South Arts Fellow and is the recipient of the 2020 Fischer Prize for Visual Art. She has received multiple grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and Great Meadows Foundation.

Lori Larusso earned an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a BFA from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). She currently lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky and is represented by Rubine Red Gallery in Palm Springs, and Galleri Urbane in Dallas, TX.