Lois Fiore has been showing her work in the Boston area for over 30 years. Working with oils and pastels, her work varies from figures and portraits to abstracts and still life. She lives and works at the Brickbottom Artist Building and participates in the annual Brickbottom Open Studios.
Current:Paintings and photographs in the Touch Art and Craft Gallery, Cambridge
Paintings in the Nave Gallery, Somerville
Recent:Bromfield Gallery’s annual holiday show, Boston, paintings
Riverside Gallery, Cambridge, photographs
Her goal in curating the group show "Familiar Faces: Family and Self-Portraits", at the Brickbottom Gallery, Feb - March, 2012 is "to find artists who go deep into what we think is a familiar face to see what new or unexpected insight we might find under the surface. In what is often an over-stimulated world, there is a pull to spend our time on external things – work, of course, but also on all the new ways that we’re able to be constantly entertained, engaged, or in communication. At times, though, looking at something familiar – the face of our child, or parent, or partner, or ourselves – tells us things that we can’t find anywhere else. Sometimes what looks like myopia is really panorama. Sometimes looking inward will open us up to the world. Sometimes the way in is also the way out."Fiore’s piece, "Collateral Damage," was included in the juried exhibition, "War, Madness, and Delusion," at the Meetinghouse and Wilson Chapel Galleries at the Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Newton Centre, Mass, February - mid-April, 2008.
"Boston Women Artists Over 40." A juried exhibition during the run of "Menopause the Musical." The artists were asked to paint a self-portrait; Fiore’s was titled "No Hiding." Stuart Street Playhouse, 2006."The Certain Journey: Meditations on Lives Passing." Fiore conceived, curated, and had work in the show, which focused on artists approaching older age (late 50’s early 60’s) who were taking care of a parent or parents in their 80’s or 90’s. Seven artists, using different mediums, created work around their complex feelings about their parents, aging and death. The show was filmed by Nancy Fernandez Mills and Mark Mills for their TV series "Boomers: Redefining Life After Fifty." Brickbottom Gallery, 2005.
"Artist’s Respond: News to Images." Fiore conceived, curated, and had work in the show, in which a group of 10 artists created work inspired by a news article, with the article hung with the artwork as part of the show. Brickbottom Gallery, 2002."Painting/Stories." Fiore conceived, curated, and had work in the show, which featured eight painters who worked with figures and who told a visual story in a series of from four to five canvases. Brickbottom Gallery, 1997.
For two years she participated in a group show of Brickbottom artists at WBUR in Boston. She had a one-woman show at the Harvard Neighbors Gallery at Harvard University and, in 1996, helped organize and had a piece in "Track Five," an unusual show hung in the hallway of the fifth floor of the Brickbottom Artist Building. In 1997, Fiore had a one-woman show at Johnny D’s restaurant and music club in Davis Square, Somerville. She also participates in group shows at the Brickbottom Gallery.Fiore studied at the Art Institute of Boston, Mass. College of Art, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Roseland Center for Art-Making, and in private classes. Traveling in Italy over the past 20 years has also been a factor in her development. She has a B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University and an M.A. from Columbia University.