My art practice helps me slow down and process what is happening in the world around me.

In my gestural portraiture, I am exploring the many layers of identity. I am interested in the influences effecting youth in the post internet age and choose oil painting to build layers and textural interest. In the same style, I celebrate the natural world in paintings, murals and by using textiles.

My textile work is a form of abstract expression. I am using the tactile assemblage to tell stories of a life imagined in the cast-off clothing that I use. My love of fabric and clothing always play a role in my work to shape an identity and sense of place.

Contact Information


WALA Studios

225 Wilson Ave

South Norwalk, CT 06854

Lark Home LLC, Design-Build, Vintage Clothing


MFA, Lesley University, 2020

Fine Art Certificate, SACI Institute, Florence Italy, 2000

BA, Textile Design, UC Davis, 1993

Lori Leckliter is a contemporary artist originally from CA who is based in CT.  With a background in fashion and a focus on trend research, her paintings reinterpret life's past experiences. Gestures and movements are expressed with traditional use of thick oil impastos and thin veils of chroma, leaving hints of her process amongst the layers. Her love of fabric and clothing always play a role in the work to shape an identity and a sense of place. 

Solo Exhibitions


UCBC, Desert Hearts, Darien CT


Brendan's 101, Aerial Ocean, Rowayton CT


Darien Library Art Gallery, Eucalyptus, Darien, CT

Lola Winery, Eucalyptus, Calistoga, CA

Brendan's 101, Bridge Jumping, Rowayton, CT


Harrison Library, #IRL, Harrison, NY

Group Exhibitions


WALA Gallery, "pan-o-ply", Norwalk CT

Aplomb Gallery, Figures in the Landscape, Dover, NH

Carriage Barn Arts Center, The Flower Show, New Canaan, CT


Lark Pop-Up Gallery, “Terra”, Tribeca, NY

George Billis Gallery, “Ride the Wave”, Westport, CT

Carriage Barn Arts, "She Is Rising" juried show, New Canaan, CT

Lark Pop-Up Gallery, "Echoes", Brooklyn, NY

WALA Gallery, "Collective Currents", Norwalk, CT


Carriage Barn Arts, "Ode to Color" juried show, New Canaan, CT


Lunder Arts Center, MFA Show, Cambridge, MA

The Vandernoot Gallery, "Why do you build me up?", Cambridge, MA


The Amiee Thompson Gallery, Addiction & Art, Arkansas


Quogue Historical Society Art Show, Quogue, NY

Darien Arts Center, 58th annual juried show, Darien, CT

CCNS Art Show, Norwalk, CT


The Maritime Garage Gallery, "BOOM" group show, Norwalk, CT

Quogue Library Art Gallery, "Between the Bridges", Quogue, NY