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Lori Ryker is inspired by the natural world around her. Her work focuses on the manifestation of  beauty and exploring  how we experience the natural world and express these experiences through the things we make. She works in multiple mediums, recently working primarily in oil and chalk pastel. 

She has received numerous awards for her creative work, including A National Endowment for the Arts, and a State of Montana Artists Innovation Award.


Lori makes her home outside of Bozeman, Montana, and travels widely exploring the world. When not in the studio making art, or traveling, she can be found designing for studioryker, or teaching through the nonprofit she founded, Artemis Institute.