Lori Pratico born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania began her artistic career as a billboard artist when billboards were climbed and painted. Self taught, this hands on experience in an industry that required raw talent and plain guts was invaluable, and pushed Lori to explore ideas and techniques that were non-traditional and experimental in her artwork.
In 2015 Lori launched a nationwide mural project called Girl Noticed and has created murals in 10 states to date. Hoffman’s Chocolates chose Lori and her project to be part of their ArtBar campaign, featuring her artwork alongside Guy Harvey, Lebo, Federico Uribe and Clyde Butcher on candy bars. Marie Claire Magazine featured the project in their May 2016 issue. Gallery 2014 in Hollywood, FL has represented Lori since 2013.
Her name has been added to the American Art Collectors Portrait Artist Directory, and has been featured in Juxtapoz and Professional Artist magazine. Lori is a member of the South Florida Artist Association, and the Portrait Society of America.
She believes in giving back to her community. She is the Art Director of the Florida Youth Pride Coalition where she mentors youth age 10-24. and helped facilitate ArtServe’s Eco-Art Therapy program at the Sunset School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, which services children and young adults with emotional and behavioral disabilities. At the Coral Springs Museum of Art, Lori led a team of artists in a groundbreaking program called Kaleidoscope, bringing hands on art activities and a museum experience to local autistic children.