Lori Spencer is the director of the MFA program in Book Arts and Printmaking. She is an artist/printmaker who has long been interested in production/reproduction and interpretation/reinterpretation as a method of image making. Her mark making tools are varied—from the haptic, to the mechanical, to the digital, to the textual. Much of her studio practice lies in the generation of mark and then the reinterpretation, reproduction and re-contextualization of it through various media and formats.
Solo exhibitions include From Venice to Vietnam, Printmaking Gallery, The University of the Arts; In Response: Works on Paper, North River Gallery, Chatham NY; The Meandering, The Word and Image Gallery, Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY; Vignettes and Silhouettes, the Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson MS. Two person exhibitions include Elemental Iterations (a collaboration with Rebecca Gilbert), President’s Gallery, The University of the Arts, and Fair Ophelia (a collaboration with Julianna Foster), Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia.
Spencer's work is in a number of public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Walker Art Center and The Library of Congress. She was the Master Printer in the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts at The University of the Arts for two decades, where she has worked with countless artists to produce artist books and offset lithography prints. She received her BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts.