Lori Swartz lives in New Mexico, in a rural art community outside of Santa Fe. She creates abstract work exploring the concepts of personal archeology. She began her work as a metal smith in 1995. She created large sculpture and furniture. In 2000, she began to make jewelry. She has been painting the whole time. She is also a writer and a performer of circus arts (acrobatics, trapeze, aerial fabric and aerial chain). “Working as a multi-media artist has allowed me to express myself in ways that are both private and public. I do not have divided loyalties. I have one loyalty (art), with multiple expressions.”
This year Swartz has completed residencies with at Jentel Artist Residency Program, Golden Artist Foundation and The Studios of Key West.