L.G. T A L B O T
Cottage Street Studios
1 Cottage Street, Easthampton,MA. 01027
Lora Talbot was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She began her studio practice as a ceramic artist.
At Penland School of Craft, she studied with Robert Turner, whose work is noted for its dynamic yet serene forms. Her early influences also include the sculptural work of abstract expressionist, Peter Voulkos, who freed clay from its technical limitations by expanding its aesthetic possibilities. Consequently, physical engagement with materials and an elegant economy in composition have become signature aspects of Talbot’s larger-than-life-sized oil paintings on canvas that now define her practice.
Recently Talbot’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT and at Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her paintings have also been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions throughout New England.
Talbot earned an MA at Lesley College, Boston, MA and a BFA at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga,TN. She attended the Penland School of Craft, Bakersville, NC and the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University, Smithville, TN.
She lives in the hilltown of Conway in Western MA and maintains a studio in Easthampton, MA.
2021 Hands up, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
2019 Resist, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2018 Resist, St. Germaine Art Gallery, Western New England University, Springfield, MA
2020 ITSLIQUID Group
Artist of the Month, December, 2020.
2020 2nd Half-50 and Older Exhibition
Laguna Beach, CA.
2020 Art in the Time of Corona
Dab Project, Los Angeles, CA.
2020 Breathing While Black
Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
2020 Pushing the Envelope
Pulp Gallery, 80 Race Street, Holyoke, MA.
2020 Political Discord, 577 S.Coast Highway, Lacuna Beach, CA.
2017 Monster Arts Project, MAP (Mill Arts Project). Easthampton, MA.
1994 M.A. Lesley College, Boston, MA.
1989 B.F.A. University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN.
1992 Penland School for Crafts, Bakersville, NC.
1991 Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University. Smithville, Tennessee.
1990 University of Georgia Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy.