Esposito’s work draws from diverse embodied experiences and nomadic thinking, which she applies to the co-creation of rhizomatic pedagogies and practice. Her creative work is inspired by minoritarian skills and intuition, care webs in artist communities, and the disability justice movement.

Her walking and drawing research has received support from the Ohio Arts Council, the Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Hambidge Center and the Santa Fe Arts Institute. Her participatory and performative works have been presented by the University of Edinburgh, and Bauhaus University, and artist collectives such as Mobius Artist Group in Boston. She has taught public workshops, cultivating embodiment as instrument and subject, and group walks at the Turchin Center, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art and History and Compassionate Friends non-profit organization for Grieving mothers.

Her work is curated into the Drawing Center Viewing Program in NYC and is in the Embassy of Panama and Fidelity Investments collections, and the Walkinglab. Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Soo Visual Arts, the Beverly Art Center and Urban Arts Space explore multi-sensory languages across urban and rural spaces. Esposito has taught drawing and painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of North Dakota and Ohio University. Her exhibitions, residencies and programming span museums, K-12 schools, universities, community centers and non-profit organizations.

Esposito is currently a doctoral student in the Arts Education, Administration and Policy department at Ohio State University. She is a digital media access intern with the Wexner Center’s Accessibility and Art & Resilience programs and teaches courses in social justice and visual culture.

Lori Esposito smiling outside, with trees behind her. She is wearing a straw hat with a wide brim.