Artist awarded foundation grant to continue Arctic work

Korpo / AARK #2520, Finland by Lori Hepner
Credit: Lori Hepner

Lori Hepner has been exploring landscapes in the Arctic that are being threatened by climate change. She creates new art from photographs taken outside and then transformed in the studio using LEDs that she moves while taking long exposure photographs. 

This work will be supported by a $10,000 grant she just received from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments. Hepner, associate professor of integrative arts at Greater Allegheny, was one of 12 artists to receive a grant, out of 184 applications reviewed in the competition. She will continue work on the Arctic theme.