Lori Vrba is a native Texan now residing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a self-taught artist committed to film and the traditional wet darkroom. She has shown her work internationally to great acclaim. Vrba considers the exhibition and installation as an extension of the aesthetic and narrative components of her imagery. Recent examples of her unique voice in presentation include “Piano Farm”, New Orleans, LA 2010 and “Southern Comfort”, Atlanta, GA 2011. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Lishui Museum of Photography, China and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, as well as private collections through out the world.
Desantos Gallery, Houston, TX
Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara,CA
2009 "Safekeeping", Lishui Photo Festival, China. Curated by Laura Moya, Director of Photolucida.
2010 "Safekeeping", Labourlove Gallery, Durham, NC
2010 "Piano Farm", New Orleans, LA. Curated by Edward Hebert of "A Gallery".
2011 "Southern Comfort", Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2013 Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2009 Mind's Eye, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. Juror Christopher Rauchenberg
2009 Juried Exhibition, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. Juror Catherine Edelman
2009 Foto 8 Summer Show, Host Gallery, London, UK
2009 Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK
2009 Fresh Perspectives, Snapdragon Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Juror Amy Miller
2009 Portraits, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. Juror Mary Ellen Mark
2009 The Spirit World, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, Juror Russell Joslin
2009 Grande Opening Exhibit, Burn Gallery, NYC, Curated by David Alan Harvey and Anton Kusters
2010 Third Juried Annuale, The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography & Film, Charlotte,NC. Chief Curator, Dennis Kiel
2010 Kindred...Two Woman Show, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta,GA. Juror Amy Miller.
2011 Memory...Three Woman Show, DeSantos Gallery, Houston, TX.
2011 The Lightbox, Astoria, Oregon. "Photo Craft" juried by Blue Mitchell
2012 Precious Things at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta. With Heidi Kirkpatrick, Jefferson Hayman & Lisette DeBousblanc.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Lishui Museum of Photography, China
2009 Invitational to PhotoAlliance Review, San Francisco, CA for the project "Safekeeping"
2009 Best In Show, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
2009 Invitational to Atlanta Celebrates Photography Review for the project "Safekeeping" Juror Maggie Hagedorn
2009 International Photography Awards, 2nd place in the Self-Portrait Category
2009 Critical Mass Finalist
2009 Juror's Choice Award, First Place for "Ivy". The Spirit World Exhibition, New Orleans Photo Alliance. Juror Russell Joslin.
2009 Featured interview with Paul Giguere. Podcast #84 at www.thoughtsonphotography.com
2010 Portfolio Review Prize, 2nd Place for "Piano Farm", PhotoNOLA
2011 The Ten. Featured artist for "Southern Comfort"
2011 Critical Mass Finalist
2012 Plates to Pixels, July. Featured artist "Southern Comfort"
2008 "Exhibition 36" by Susan Tuttle
2009 Shots Magazine #103, Water theme, pg. 6
2009 Burn Magazine for the project "Safekeeping."
2009 Shots Magazine #104, pg. 30
2009 File Magazine, "Butterfly" and "Morning"
2010 Shots Magazine #107, Smoke & Mirrors theme, pg.17
2010 Oxford American, "Best of the South", pg. 121
2010 Shots Magazine #109, Children theme, pgs. 28 & 34
2010 Shots Magazine #110, Portfolio Issue and Interview, "Piano Farm".
2011 Fraction Magazine, Issue 22, for "Piano Farm"
2011 PRIVATE International Review of Photographs Magazine features "Piano Farm" October #54
2012 PDN Magazine March issue pg. 34-38
2012 "My Grace Is Sufficient" featured in July issue of South X Southeast Photomagazine
2012 University of South Carolina, guest speaker
2012 East Carolina University, guest speaker
2012 University of North Carolina, lecture
2012 Serenbe Photography Center, workshop "The Photographic Narrative"