Lori Swartz lives in New Mexico, in a rural art community outside of Santa Fe.  She creates abstract work exploring the concepts of personal archeology.  She began her work as a metal smith in 1995.  She created large sculpture and furniture.  In 2000, she began to make jewelry.  She has been painting the whole time.  She is also a writer and a performer of circus arts (acrobatics, trapeze, aerial fabric and aerial chain).  “Working as a multi-media artist has allowed me to express myself in ways that are both private and public.  I do not have divided loyalties.  I have one loyalty (art), with multiple expressions.”

This year Swartz has completed residencies with at Jentel Artist Residency Program, Golden Artist Foundation and The Studios of Key West.