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Artist Statement

I push, pull, carve and manipulate clay to render my interpretations of the world around me. Using tension, balance, gesture I can relate a thought, emotion or tell a story.



Artist Lori Kiplinger Pandy sculpts with empathy and energy. She diligently researches and gets to know and understand her subjects before creating sculptures in stylized realism.

 An avid athlete with a background as an equestrian and a gymnast, Lori brings a unique understanding of anatomy and balance to her sculpture. With subtle changes in posture, gesture or weight distribution she conjures up feelings of tension, anticipation or repose.

Beneath the exuberant texture and balanced anatomy Kiplinger Pandy tells a story with the image and captures the spirit of a person or nature.

 She exhibits her works in national juried shows with the Women Artists of the West, American Women Artists and the National Sculpture Society and the Loveland Sculpture in the Park. Her bronze portrait “Fierce – the Triumph of Harriet Tubman” was recently purchased by the Harriet Tubman Museum in Macon, GA.

Lori Kiplinger Pandy won scholarships to study at Ringling College of Art and Design and the Scottsdale Artists School and continues to take workshops and study anatomy and sculpting techniques.

Born in Laredo, Texas, Lori grew up traveling throughout the United States and parts of Europe and now resides and works in Northern Colorado.


Women Artists of the West  • American Women Artists  • National Sculpture Society 


CV - Recent Shows & Awards

• WAOW 46th National Exhibition at the RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX Nov 15- Dec 13, 2016
• American Women Artists 2016 Annual Master & Signature Members Show & National Juried Exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts - September 23 - November 13, 2016
• Award of Merit "King of Jesters" American Women Artists Online Juried Show 2015
• 2015 Spring Online Juried Show WAOW
• "Fierce" purchased for Harriet Tubman African American Museum, Macon GA
• Awarded Merit Scholarship to Scottsdale Artists School
• National Sculpture Society 81st Annual Awards Exhibition 
• Loveland Sculpture in the Park 2014
• American Women Artists17th Annual National Juried Competition, Addison Art Gallery, 2014
• “WAOWed in San Diego”, 44th Annual Women Artists of the West National Juried Exhibition at the Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, CA. Won 1st "Fierce" and 4th place "Waiting on the #9"
• Loveland Sculpture Invitational 2011, 2012, 201
• Women Artists of the West "Waowing the Centennial State" show 2013 "Waiting on the #9" 3rd place sculpture
• American Women Artists 16th Annual AWA National Juried Competition and Member Show 2013, RH Hanna Gallery

Publishing Clients:

The Tennessee Valley Authority, McGraw-Hill Publishing, School Specialty Children’s Publishing, Frank Schaeffer Publishing, Tampa Tribune, Bradenton Herald, Highsmith Edupress, Childcraft, Rourke Publishing, Good Neighbor Press, Operation Outreach USA, Kyowon Publishing, Children’s Better Health Institute, Image Creations of Florida, Manatee Glens Hospital, private and corporate collectors 

Freelance Graphic Artist/Illustrator/Sculptor 1993-2011

• Illustrated 25 full color book covers for McGraw-Hill/School Specialty/Frank Schaeffer
• Book Design, Book Cover & illustrations for 15 full color children’s books
• Won Colorado Independent Publishers Association 1st place for two illustrated/designed books
• Designed and illustrated 2000+ black and white spot illustrations
• Sculpted 187of bas-reliefs for Image Creations of Florida (3”x5” to 20” x 30”)
• Created and sold paintings and original clay and bronze sculptures
• Designed and painted 60 murals for Manatee Glens Hospital

Graphic Artist/Exhibit Designer/Illustrator - Tennessee Valley Authority 1991-1993

• Co-Designed & produced a TVA display for the Mussel Shoals, Alabama facility
• Designed graphics & artwork for displays and informational kiosks
• Researched and painted accurate mural depicting a cross-section of the Tennessee Valley River
• Created life-sized portraits of past presidents and TVA officials

Graphic Designer – Tampa Tribune/Bradenton Herald 1989-1991

• Created advertising, graphics and illustration for the newspaper industry

Art Director - Chrishawn Associates, Inc. 1982-1988

• Employed, directed & managed department of artists and assistants
• Designed art for the interior design and wholesale art industries
• Design and created sculpture
• Designed sculptural paper & etching lines - the company’s largest income products
• Represented  Chrishawn Assoc. at trade shows
• Monitored quality control, set production schedules and maintained supply inventory

Lori Kiplinger Pandy at Moab
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