About the Artist

Inspired by her travels to all seven continents, Lori Niland Rounds draws inspiration for her artwork from the beauty of the natural world around us. Her unique paintings and prints reflect the patterns, shapes, colors and shadows that are often overlooked in everyday life. She has worked almost exclusively in encaustic medium since 2016, and also works in oil/cold wax and acrylic mediums. Her work has been featured in MOMA’s 2018 digital online learners show, the CBS Sunday Morning Show and in many regional and national juried shows. She routinely studies under professional artists, including Santa Fe artist Paula Roland (2016-2019), Chicago artist Jeffrey Hirst (2019, 2020) and New Jersey artist Lisa Pressman(2020). Lori has been painting her entire life, and returned to the studio full time in 2019 following a successful career in Information Technology. She holds a B.A. in Arts History from the University of Maryland College Park, a B.S. in Computer Science from California Lutheran University, and an M.A. in instructional technology from Virginia Tech.

Statement
I am a contemporary abstract artist who creates beautiful and unique paintings and prints derived from my observations of the natural world. I interpret the patterns, shadows and colors in nature, then abstract this information to convey an underlying sense of serenity. My intention is to evoke positive emotions on the part of the viewer through a unique and pleasing use of color, shape, line and gesture. 
Artist Resume

Lori Niland Rounds

Artist Resume


Email: lori.rounds@gmail.com

Instagram: @Lori_Niland_Rounds_Artist

Website: www.LoriNilandRounds.art Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/416493914


Gallery Representation by District Arts www.districtarts.com in Frederick, MD

Art on Loan: University System of Maryland, 2019-2020


Recent Juried Shows and Exhibits


2020

Materiality and Markmaking Invitational, Chicago, IL

Big, Bold, Bright, Chevy Chase, MD

Making New Connections, Washington, DC

Maryland Federation of Art Summer Show, Annapolis, MD

Women’s Caucus for Art, Washington, DC

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD

Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

Ocean City Art League, Ocean City, MD

District Arts, Frederick, MD

InSquare Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2019

Solo show: ‘Simply Santa Fe’ Washington County Arts Council, August, 2019

American Landscapes, Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Frederick Designers Showhouse, Frederick, MD

District Arts, Frederick, MD

Birds of a Feather Invitational, Middletown, MD

Grand Opening Gala of New Spire Stages, Frederick, MD

Annual Associates Show, The Artist Gallery, Frederick, MD

Members Gallery, Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Annual Box Show, The Artist Gallery, Frederick, MD

2018

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), In The Studio Digital Show, January

Annual Associates Show, The Artist Gallery, Frederick, MD

NOLA, Frederick, MD

Annual Box Show, The Artist Gallery

2017

Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery, Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD

Annual Associates Show, The Artist Gallery, Frederick, MD

Annual Box Show, The Artist Gallery

2016

CBS Sunday Morning, selected for Sun archive, NYC

The Artist Gallery, October Members Show, Frederick, MD

Fall Invitational, Expanding Heart Center, Frederick, MD

Artomatic Frederick

White and Beyond White, The Artist Gallery, Frederick, MD

Annual Box Show, The Artist Gallery

2015

Featured Artist, The Muse

Artomatic Frederick

Annual Box Show, The Artist Gallery

2014

Delaplaine National Juried Show

Annual Box Show, The Artist Gallery

2013

Artomatic Frederick

Annual Box Show, The Artist Gallery

2012

Featured Artist, The Muse

Annual Box Show, The Artist Gallery

2011

Artomatic Frederick

Annual Box Show, The Artist Gallery

Juror

Frederick Community College Student Art Show 2018

Festival of the Arts, Frederick, MD 2020

Education

B.A. Art History, University of Maryland, College Park

B.S. Computer Science, California Lutheran University

M.A. Education, Virginia Tech

Memberships

Capitol Hill Art League * Catalyst Art Lab * Maryland Federation of Art * Delaplaine Visual Arts Center * Frederick County Arts Council * MOMA

Continuing Education

Experimental Drawing Jeffrey Hirst, Chicago, IL 2020

Encaustic Painting Jeffrey Hirst, Chicago, IL 2020

Juried Master Painting Jeffrey Hirst/Lisa Pressman 2020

Explorations in Printmaking Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland, Jeff Hirst 2019

Mentorship Paula Roland, Santa Fe, NM 2019

Advanced Encaustic Paula Roland, Santa Fe, NM 2018

Encaustic Collagraph Dorothy Cochran, New York, NY 2018

Intermediate Monotype Paula Roland, Santa Fe, NM 2017

Intro Encaustic Monotype Paula Roland, Santa Fe, NM 2017

Abstract Open Studio Ed Ramsburg, Frederick, MD 2010-2012

Oil/Cold Wax Painting Linda Benton-McCloskey Harrisburg, PA 2013-2014

Oil/Cold Wax Painting Lisa Boardwine, Richmond, VA 2014- 2015

Composition Johan Lowie, Frederick, MD 2012

The Muse Numerous workshops Frederick, MD 2006-2011

Cornell Adult University Summer art workshops, Ithaca, NY 1999-2005