Lori Hepner, MFA

Associate Professor of Integrative Arts
Office Phone: 412-675-9038
Office Location: Ostermayer Building 306
Mailing Address:
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132

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Bio
Photograph by Lori Hepner

Korpo / AARK #2520, Finland

Image: Lori Hepner

Lori Hepner is an Ameircan artist working primarily in conceptually based photography, LED device artworks, as well as curating exploratory journeys for other artists by starting a new artist residency program, River Route. In her work, she performs digitized, luminous traces of landscapes under threat due to climate change using customized LED devices to gesturally re-draw muscle memories from Arctic treks. Moving the LEDs with the bodily knowledge attained from those physical experiences across the Arctic landscapes, the camera captures these traces over portions of minutes. A desire to experience places that will be changing over the course of her lifetime has drawn her outdoors.

Lori’s work has been featured on Wired Magazine, in Next Level Magazine, on Time’s Lightbox blog and has been exhibited in places such as the Houston Center for Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art, Duke University, the Brooklyn Museum, and in photo festivals in the Netherlands, China, & Spain. One of her Twitter portraits from Status Symbols will be sent to the moon in a mini museum sometime in 2019. She holds a degree in Digital + Media from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently Associate Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States.

SPRING 2018
Class Class Title Days & Times Room
ART 3-001 Vsual Image on Web Mo We 4:00PM - 5:15PM Crawford Building 005
COMM 215-1 Basic Photography Tu 2:30PM - 5:30PM Crawford Building 005
PHOTO 100-001 Intro Photo Mo We 2:30PM - 3:45PM Crawford Building 005
Office Hours Mo 1:30PM - 2:30PM Ostermayer 306 OR Crawford Building 005  
  Tu We 1:00PM - 2:30PM    
Research Interests
Status Symbols: Twitter Portraits; #Crowdsourced #Landscapes