Rochester Institute of Technology College of Imaging Arts & Sciences
About Lori Hepner
Lori Hepner is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in conceptually based photography and photographic installations. A recent body of work, Status Symbols, is a series of portraits that are studies of identity in the digital age of social media through. The portraits focus on visualizing text-based tweets into abstracted visual portraits by using the on/off signature of the computer’s native language, binary code. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, earning an MFA in Digital Media in 2005 and received her BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003. She has shown her work internationally in touring exhibitions with Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 12, a 6-person show curated by the PhotoEspaña Festival, and in the @1stfans project with the Brooklyn Museum. Lori currently lives and works in Pittsburgh where she is Associate Professor of Integrative Arts at the Greater Allegheny campus of Penn State University.