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Lori Nelson


Lori Nelson paints adolescent characters she’s dubbed Cryptotweens, monster-humanoids pictured exploring nature, technology, and their unique personal powers. From science fiction to magic realism and traditional portraiture to story-book illustration, Nelson’s combination of genres and styles creates the artist’s signature–whimsical narratives bathed in moonlight and gently rendered, layer upon layer, in oil on panel. 


Nelson graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Fine Arts. She has exhibited in galleries across the country and the world, and she has been featured in Vice, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, and Beautiful Bizarre. The artist first began exhibiting with Arch Enemy Arts in 2014 and hosted a solo with the gallery feature in 2021. 


  • Solo - "Season of The Shutdown" (September 2021)

Catalog of works. 

Below is a list of all works from solo and group exhibitions. Any pieces marked with a red dot have been sold. 

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