Lori Kella (Cleveland, OH) was born in St. Joseph, MI in 1974. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, and later attended Cornell University, Ithaca, NY where she received her MFA in Photography in 2001. A selection of her recent work was exhibited in The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH; in Dresden, Germany; and at Artspace, Raleigh, NC. Kella’s work has been featured in several other major exhibitions including a one-person exhibition, Lori Kella: Coordinates, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, and Global Anxieties: Nine Perspectives on a Changing Planet, College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH. Kella has received three Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowship Awards and a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture & Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. She is currently a part-time Assistant Professor at Kent State University, Kent, OH.
The Fish/Pearce Award ($500) is awarded to Lori Kella.