About the Artist

Inspiration for my work comes from memories of my travels to all seven continents. Whenever I travel, I like to make observations of the cultural mood and physical characteristics unique to each place. Once I’m back in the studio, I abstract these memories to convey the underlying essence of each region. In the process of creating my artwork, I am transported back to the places that I have travelled. In my work, I can see the morning mist in Ireland, the beautiful sunsets of Santa Fe, and the Northern Lights dancing across the winter sky in Iceland. It is my goal that viewers feel the same sense of serenity that I felt while making each piece.


I enjoy both painting and printmaking, and have worked in encaustic, oil/cold wax, oil and acrylic. My work was featured in MOMA’s 2018 digital online learners show, the CBS Sunday Morning Show and in many regional and national juried shows. I am an active member of the Capitol Hill Art League in Washington, DC, and the Maryland Federation of Art. I have been painting for most of my life, and returned to the studio full time in 2019 following a successful career in Information Technology. 

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

Big, Bold, Bright, Chevy Chase, MD

Materiality and Markmaking Invitational, Chicago, IL

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