Esposito’s work draws from diverse fields, involves community groups and specialists from various stages in life and abilities, and utilizes a broad range of media and techniques integrated into her painting and drawing practice. Collaborative projects and bodies of work move in and between individual regenerative pursuits and group interactions. She works with subjects such as mental illness, wellness, aging, bereavement culture, biodiversity, and agriculture.
Esposito’s walking and drawing research has received support from the Ohio Arts Council, and from numerous residencies and art centers around the country such as the Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Arts Institute. She has exhibited her work internationally and was a visiting lecturer at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany for a series of collaborative public performances. Esposito’s work has been collected by private and public collections, including Fidelity Investments and the Embassy of Panama, and her drawings were curated into the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program. Lori has facilitated workshops at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and group walks at the Carnegie Museum of Art and History and at numerous residencies. Her work was featured in the 42nd exhibition of Art on Paper at the Weatherspoon Art Museum and was selected for a special exhibition/publication ‘Botanical’ for International Drawing Annual 7. Recent solo exhibitions at the Turchin Center, Soo Visual Arts and the Beverly Art Center combined performative actions with drawing, collage, and painting. Following public exhibitions, she was invited to teach community workshops at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Women Centered Arts and the Carnegie Museum of Art and History. She currently teaches studio art at Ohio University and is designing public projects and creative programming.