Lori Mole  – Biography

Lori Mole is a contemporary painter who combines her background of graphic design, art and music to create “The Music Series” and “Acrylic Gems”. Working in watercolor for 20 years led to a large commission which switched her to acrylics. 

California born and raised, she grew up in the small farm town of Orland playing the piano and clarinet, marching in Mr. Fairlee’s band. Lori received high school scholarships for graphic design and worked at local print shops. She graduated from CSU, Chico with a BA in Art focusing on Gallery Management and Printmaking. Residing in the Sonoma County Wine Country for over 30 years, she was a huge part of the Art Community. 

Operating her own galleries for 20 years awarded her multiple titles including “Top 100 Galleries of American Crafts in the USA” and “Best Art Gallery of Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties”. Lori excelled with advertising and marketing plans. She became the Marketing Director for T Barny, a stone sculptor in Healdsburg, CA for 10 years. Her skills brought his career to the next level. 

However, creating her own work was always her passion. Exhibiting at her gallery led to gallery representation throughout California and at “Wild About Music”, Austin, TX. She was the selected artist for the Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival. Lori’s goal to exhibit at ARTexpo, New York came true in 2018 where she was picked up by Amsterdam Whitney Intl. Fine Art Gallery, located in the heart of the Chelsea Art District, NYC. Her artwork is collected by music lovers from coast to coast.  

In 2014, she moved to Orcutt in Santa Barbara County to be with family. Creating a magical studio space out of a “Golf Cart/Hog Pen” garage, she now paints a “hidden” heart into every painting. 

Lori Mole – Curriculum Vitae

California Girl Born Creative in 1962. Painting “The Music Series” since 1992.


Highlights from over 400 resume entries

Education Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art & Gallery Management, CSU, Chico 1985

Selected Solo Shows

Four Sisters Ranch & Winery, San Miguel, 2021

Cambria Art Festival, 2020 

Shepard Gallery, Santa Maria 2019

ARTexpo, New York 2018

Costa de Oro Winery, Santa Maria, CA 2018

Hudson Street Wineries, Healdsburg, CA 2012, 2013, 2014

Statements Gallery, Healdsburg, CA 2006 – 2009

Gallery One, Petaluma, CA 2003 & Group Shows thru 2014

Wolfard & Co., Santa Rosa, CA 1992 – 2003

Selected Invitational Shows

Amsterdam Whitney Intl. Fine Art, Chelsea, NY 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021


ARTAVITA – ART San Diego, CA 2018, 2019

Gallery Andrea, Scottsdale, AZ 2019

de Young Museum “Bouquets to Art”, Santa Rosa, CA 2014

Mills Pond House Gallery “Art of Music”, Long Island, NY 2005

Wild About Music Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2004-2006

The Jazz & Blues Company, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 2004-2005

Sedona Jazz on the Rocks “Poster Artist”, Sedona, AZ 2002

Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA 1996 – 2004

Wild About Music Gallery, Austin, TX 1996-2001

Gallery Propreitor for over 20 Years

Statements Gallery, Healdsburg, CA 2006-2009

Wolfard & Co., Corte Madera, CA 1993

Wolfard & Co., Santa Rosa, CA 1986-2003

ART BIZ – “Working in the Arts”

T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens, Healdsburg, CA 2005-2014

Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County “Secretary”, Board Term, 1994-1997

Montgomery Village Shopping Center “President” of the Board, 1992-1995

Juror, Outside Exhibits & Over 55 Speaking Engagements

PAINTING Selected Publications & Awards

Art in America Magazine, Named as Contemporary Emerging Master, 2019

“Certificate of Excellence”, ARTAVITA Award, 2018, 2019

“Sponsor’s Choice” Award, National Competition, Nevada, 2018

“A Winning Combination” Top Story-Front Page, Santa Maria Times, 2018, 2019

Lori Mole “50 Paintings My 50th Year” Book,  2012

Wild About Music Gallery in “Celebrate Austin” Hotel Guest Book, 1997

COAST and A&E Magazines, Featured Articles, 1996

GALLERY Selected Publications & Awards

T Barny “Three Decades of Excellence” Book Featured Page, 2011

Wolfard & Co. “Best Art Gallery in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties”, 2003

The Press Democrat “Front Page, Business Feature”, 2001

Wolfard & Co. “Top 100 Galleries in the USA”, 1995 – 2000


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