Loren Luise Dann


Mixed media artist Loren Dann’s work explores intersectionality by exposing the difficult questions and unraveling the tangle of answers surrounding this multi-dimensional topic. Loren’s multi-disciplinary approach gives a voice to those who feel distorted and encourages viewers to identify their own roles in forming society’s aesthetic expectations. Her work has been exhibited internationally and most extensively in New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Her freelance work makes appearances on material cultural items from album covers to upholstery to handbags creating a strong and recognizable presence. Loren’s skill as an art educator has allowed her to work with all ages, genders, and races to explore art as a creative and therapeutic outlet for both emotional and physical well-being. Loren also uses her art to encourage diverse communities where all forms of art and expression are encouraged and valued.


Artist Statement

I am a multi-disciplined fine artist, painter, studying in mixed media and oil, unraveling layers of questions and attempts at answers. My goal is to inspire intersectionality and unity to artists and women. To create, to teach and listen to those who feel distorted by society’s aesthetics and expectations.


  • 2000 Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1999 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA


  • 2020-Present: Founder Director of South Jersey Artist Collective a 501c3
  • 2014-Present: Freelance Art and Independent Art Education,
  • 2014-Present: Working with Gilbert and Leona,  http://www.gilbertandleona.com
    • Creating paintings on the fabric as unique and random as the bags      themselves.
  • 2013-2018: Founder and teacher at ACC of Deptford (Academic
    Cooperative Community)    http://articles.philly.com/2013-10-14/news/42995659_1_co-op-ethics-lesson-home-school
  • 2008-Present: Private art instructor.
    • Offering lessons in painting, drawing, portfolio presentation, as well as offering therapy for children with disabilities, and the elderly.



  • March 2022 Grant from GCCHC for South Jersey Artist Collective, “Everyone is an artist” a program to encourage adults in underserved to communities to pursue and engage in the arts. 
  • January 2021 Grant from GCCHC for Gloucester County Animal Shelter Mural, and images to be placed on county vehicles.
  • September 2020 Grant from the NJEA to teach classes at the Woodbury Public Library, while helping to fund supplies and books about art and artist. With a focus on female, LGBTQ, and people of color.
  • February 2020 Second place in Brave 100: Art by American Women Visionaries
    This show featured over 50 artists, and celebrates women who have inspired us as artists.
  • December 2019 with WORC (Woodbury Old Restoration Committee)
    • Grant from Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission ($4750)
      “Eliza B Duffy: Woodbury’s First Femme” This is a research and art project exploring the local historical figure Mrs. Duffy, who was an artist, feminist, author, and librarian. Book is published and has started touring local school and libraries.
  • December 2019 with Woodbury Public Library Grant from Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission ($4500)
    • “Say Nice Things About Woodbury”
      This is a community art project in which residents will paint a large mural on the side of a local building which borders Woodbury’s Lot 323, which is used by Woodbury’s FAF (Fall Arts Fest) for pop-up block parties throughout the summer.  This project will involve local students from Woodbury and from Mural Arts Philadelphia. The students and I completed the mural on June 20, 2019.
  • November 2018 Grant from Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission ($900)
    • “Starry Night Over Woodbury”
      At Woodbury’s Family Court, in the supervised play area, a large white board will be installed for children and parents to color, encouraging co-playing, creativity, and positive family experiences.
  • September 2018  Finalist for Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
  • October 2017 Grant from Women’s Convention ($1250 and attendance at 3-day convention)