Lori Warner

Cedars in Spring
16 x 16 monotype, chine colle, 2013


I believe my style is notable for emphasizing the painterly qualities of the unique print while visually straddling the line of abstraction. A completed print has between five to twenty passes through the press. Each layer has a variety of marks and is thoughtfully registered resulting in an overall composition of a loose style while being contained within the sharp, square edge of the plate mark. Prints are conceived as a series and developed through process. This way of working leads the piece into a final state where each mark is as important as the next.


Lori Warner is an educated printmaker in lithography, intaglio, screen printing, and considered a master printmaker in monotype. She studied at Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in Printmaking (with a minor in Photography), graduating with the highest honors and receiving the college’s Award for Excellence in Printmaking. Warner has had work and statements about her work published in several books, magazines and newspapers including, Proof in Print published by the Boston Public Library, Art in America, Art New England, The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Warner’s work is in the collections of Boston Public Library, DeCordova Museum, Yale University Smilow Center, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, among others. She owns the Lori Warner Studio / Gallery in Chester, CT, runs a printmaking studio in Hadlyme, CT and teaches workshops in monotype using Akua inks in the Exumas, Bahamas.