Lora Fosberg explores the subtle intricacies and intimacies of life in her drawings and paintings, which are often grouped to form wall-sized installations. She is best known for her distinctive graphic style that includes pen and ink on rice paper or silk, washes of subtle color, photo-transfers, collaged elements, and poignant and witty texts. She draws from her memories of childhood, the interrelationships of emotions, and her perceptions of mundane aspects of everyday life. For her 12 × 12 project, Fosberg creates paintings that spring from her fascination with the planet Mars as a place of beauty and mystery, and a metaphor for isolation and loneliness. She also presents a large-scale work comprised of texts culled from various sources such as music lyrics, the musings of art critics, and contemporary literature, as well as “rants” she has recorded over the past decade in her sketchbooks. This work explores and stands as a metaphor for the bombardment of text within our lives.
Lora Fosberg received her BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.