Biography

Lori Kella was born in St. Joseph Michigan in 1974.  She received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and her MFA from Cornell University in 2001.  Kella has exhibited in prestigious venues such as Galerie Drei and the Rathuas Galerie in Dresden Germany, The Print Center in Philadelphia, Site: Brooklyn in NY, MOCA Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Target Gallery in Alexandria, VA, and William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH. Recently her work was featured in Scale3 at The Cleveland Print Room. This exhibition showcased 14 large-scale photographs depicting the Seven Summits as a metaphor for artistic triumph and failure.  A selection of this work was also included in the exhibition Serial Intent, at the Akron Art Museum.  Lori Kella has received four OAC Individual Fellowships Awards, a full fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center, and a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture & Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.  Lori Kella lives in Cleveland, OH and she is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oberlin College and a part-time Professor at Kent State University’s School of Art.

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