C.J. Lori


C.J. Lori is an oil painter living in Brookline, Massachusetts. Often called “Neo-surrealism” or “magic realism,” her paintings explore the complex relationship between humanity and the environment. “The desire to have another see through my eyes is a compelling motivation. I exaggerate or distort color, form and composition to emphasize sensations often contradictory: clarity and mystery, excitement and sorrow, beauty and decay.”

In her Trees Leaving series, she also incorporates a touch of humor. They are part homage to Magritte’s floating men in bowler hats, part ecological statement and part allegory of loss, liberation and the yearning for escape.

Ms. Lori’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New England, and in New York and Chicago. Her 2019 solo exhibition, Close to the Trees, was shown at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. She is represented by 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, MA.