About the Artist

Lory Lockwood Artist Portrait Mazda Miata MX5Lory Lockwood is an artist who specializes in automobile and motorcycle fine art that she paints in a style called Photorealism. This contemporary style exudes a power of obsessive detail that focuses on chrome reflections, bright colors and abstract patterns.

Lockwood’s interests range from vintage, exotic and classic autos like Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Mercedes Benz to bikes such as Harley-Davidson, Gilera and custom choppers. Her exquisitely detailed oil paintings are inspired by visits to Daytona Bike Week, Laguna Seca Historic Races and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Car and motorcycle enthusiasts can also commission a personalized portrait from Lockwood.

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Artist Resume - Lory Lockwood painting Corvette StingrayThe following are excerpts from a review of her 2007 show, Cultural Icons:

“Lory Lockwood is a painter gifted with a chromium touch, an ability to make the arcane art of oil paint on canvas resemble the glossiest product photography imaginable. Her paintings of the sleekest of sports cars and vintage Detroit behemoths restored to more than mint condition represent a multifaceted approach that cuts across the cultural spectrum.”

“…She just waves that chromium wand and distills all that she surveys into the glossiest depictions of exotically machined metal imaginable.”

“…what’s beyond dispute is Lockwood’s ability to recreate in oils that reflective chrome sizzle — the mystique of elaborately machined metal, the aura of speed and the visceral excitement it conveys.”

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“Luster: Realism and Hyperrealism  in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting -Travelling exhibit – produced by David J. Wagner

“Deep South Duo” Dickson Gallery, Newland, NC

“Dream Machines” AACA Museum, Hershey, PA

“Color My World” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Images of Desire,” Christwood Gallery, Mandeville, LA

“Cars at Canon,” Dickson Gallery, Newlands, NC

“Mechanical Paradise: Art and the Automobile,” Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN

“Featured Artist,” Euro Fest 2012, Jackson, MS

“Featured Artist,” Highlands Motoring Festival, Highlands, NC

“The Art of Reflection,” Ryan Reynolds Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Dream Machines,” featured artist at Euro Fest, Jackson, MS

“Highways of Fantasy,” American Fine Art Gallery, Dalla,s Texas

“Marilyn and The Dreamgirls,” Soren Christensen Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Cultural Icons” Soren Christensen Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Two Painters Woven Together,” College of the Mainland, Galveston, TX
“Portraits in Chrome,” Grosser and Company Gallery, Carmel, IN

“Mechanical Paradise,” Bradley Institute of Art, York, PA (Sept.)
“Dream Machines,” Galerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LA (Mar.)

“American Dream,” Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa , FL

“The Inner Landscape,” Okaloosa Walton Community College, Niceville, FL
“Images of Desire,” Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Reflections of Monterey,” Private Installation, New Orleans,

“Cages and Dreams – M. F. A. Thesis Show,” Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
“The Spectacle of the Mannequin:” Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Harley Reflections,” Harris Gallery, Houston, TX

“Bikes and Babes,” Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Sculptures,” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Sculpture in Clay and Paper Mache,” Circle Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Sculpture and Ceramics,” Circle Gallery, New Orleans, LA



McKay Automotive Training Center, Baton Rouge Community College, LA

Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

McGraw Hill Publishing Co. New York, NY

Howard Tullman Collection, Chicago, IL

Jack and Priscilla Andonie LSU Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

Poydras Art Collection, New Orleans, LA

Ochsner Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, LA

Metairie Park Country Day School, New Orleans, LA

LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Savannah House, Bay St. Louis, MS

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Auburn, IN

Barber Motorsports Museum, Birmingham, AL

Harley Davidson Dealership, Franklin, TN

NOLA Motorsports, New Orleans, LA



“The Sporting Life,” Georges Gallery, Country Day School, Metairie, LA

“Cars and Art,” Ohr Okeefe Museum, Biloxi, MS
“Porsche Exhibit” North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

“Art: The Visible Thread that Connects,” Gail Keenan Gallery, Long Beach, MS
“2 Wheels and a Motor,” Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, Columbus, Ohio
“New Year, New Work,” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Self Portrait Invitational,” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“NOLA Now,” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
“Velocity,” Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
“Art Comes Alive,” ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

“Lands, Currents and Undercurrents,” Grande Isle Juried Exhibition, LA
“Navel Gazing,” Arts Center of Saratoga, Saratoga, FL
“Thunder At Cam,” Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon
“Reverse the Gaze,” SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
“December Show,” Bennett Galleries, Nashville, TN

“Navel Gazing: Artists Visions of Florida,” Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL
“13th International Open,” Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL
“7th Biennial National,” Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL
“Annual VAST Exhibition,” Meadows Gallery, Denton , Texas
“Venus Envy,” Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
“Contemporary Realism,” Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, IN

“Southern Open,” Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
“BECA 12x12x122,” BECA Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Art Melt,” Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
“American Art Today,” The Bascom, Highlands, NC
“Minature Show,” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA

“Dream and Visions,” Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
“Velocity: The Art of Motion,” Hopkins Art Center, St. Paul, MN

“26th Annual Regional Show,” Hill Country Arts Federation, Ingram, TX
“Invitational Art Show,” Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum Show, Auburn, IN
“September Competition,” Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
“Red Clay Survey,” Huntsville Museum of Art, Hunstville, AL
“Holiday Group Show,” Galerie Eclaireuse, Lafayette, LA

“Bright Lights in the Big Easy,” Robert Bruno Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“The Art of NASCAR,” Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
“Southeast Juried Exhibition,” Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
“Women With Guns: An Invitational,” Delgado College, New Orleans, LA
“From the Art of New York,” World Financial Center, New York, NY

“American Muscle,” Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“The Art in Football,” Andonie Museum, Louisiana State University
“Bike,” Columbia Arts Center, Columbia, MD
“Made in New Orleans,” Space 301 Gallery, Mobile, AL
“New Orleans in New York,” National Arts Club, NY, NY
“Open Studios,” Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX




  • “A Unique Slant of Light: the Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana”, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2012
    More info and to order the book
  • “NOLA NOW II”, review by Tori Bush, Pelican Bomb, 2012


  • “2011 Euro Fest”, by Erin Puryear Cogswell, VIP Jackson, 2011
  • “Motorcycle Artist Feature”, by Erin Sitton, Louisiana Edition Biker Information Guide, 2011
  • “Necessary Roughness,” USA Network television show, 2011.
  • “Chrome Depot: Seven artists win honors in motorcycle exhibit at Coos Art Museum”, by Teri Albert, The World Newspaper, June 17, 2011
    View article online
  • Cover Art for Quick Throttle magazine, February 2011


  • “Autos to meet art at Concours d’Elegance”, by Pamela Dillon, Dayton Daily News, September 11, 2010
    View article online
  • “Concours artist’s work seen on big screen”, by Pamela Dillon, Dayton Daily News, September 11, 2010
    View article online
  • New American Paintings, 15th Anniversary Edition, 2010, published by Open Studio Press, Boston, MA
  • Art Buzz, The 2010 Collection, Art Buzz Publishing, Dunedin, FL
  • “Outside the Box,” New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, Spring – Summer 2010 Ferrari Fenders pictured on 3 pages, May 2010
    View magazine article excerpts
  • Cover Art for Quick Throttle magazine, May 2010
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  • “Featured Artist: Lory Lockwood,” by Cara Mae McGuire, HelmetHairMagazine.com, April-June 2010
    View article online


  • “Lockwood at Soren Christenson”, by Dale Betancourt, New Orleans Art Review, May/June 2009.
  • Lockwood at Soren Christensen“, by D. Eric Bookhardt, Inside Art New Orleans, June 14, 2009.
  • Cover Art for Quick Throttle magazine, June 2009.
  • Review: Chrome and Blue Skies January 2009, published by St. Claude Collective, New Orleans, LA


  • Studio Visit Magazine, Fall 2008, published by New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA
  • Velocity: The Art of Motion, Catalog – Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN – June/Aug 2008. MA
  • Southern Open 2008,Catalog – Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA


  • The Era of Her Ways,” CUE Magazine, part of Gambit Magazine, New Orleans, LA, August 2007
  • New American Paintings, Southeast Edition – June/July. Open Studio Press, Boston, MA
  • “Vintage Style,” by Devon Jackson, Southwest Arts Magazine, Boulder, CO – May.
  • “Women and Art,” Louisiana Home and Garden, New Orleans, LA – May
  • “Louisiana Artists,” Radio Interview by Jackie Bishop, WWNO Radio, New Orleans, LA April
  • “Signs of the Times,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA April 22, 2007


  • “Judging Pebble,” ed. Larry Crane, AUTOAficonado, September-October/2006
  • “Packing Heat,” by Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA 05/02/06
  • “Different but the Same,” by Leslie Contreras, Galveston County – The Daily News, March 4
  • “From the Art of New York: 110 New York and Gulf Coast Artists,” by World Financial Center Winter Garden, New York, NY, February 22-28
  • “New Orleans Artists Receive Help From Generous New Yorkers,” by Stephanie Simon, the Art of New York World – Financial Center, February 3


  • “Art and the Motorcycle,” by Marilyn Stemp, Ironworks Magazine, September – October
  • “Art’s Body Builders,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, August
  • “Dream Machines,” by Patricia Gannon, The Times: Acadiana’s Weekly Newspaper, New Orleans, LA, May
  • “Artists on the Run, Their Work Left Behind,” by Carol Vogel, New York Times, Sep 13
  • “Made in New Orleans: A Survey from the Crescent City,” Space 301 Gallery, Mobile, AL Catalog
  • “Artist Grateful for a Lucky Stroke of Fate,” by Jennifer Vogelsong, York Daily Record, York, PA, September
  • “Made in New Orleans: A Shelter from the Storm,” by Thomas Harrison, Mobile Register, October
  • Road Goddess,” Helmet Hair Magazine, October – December (online magazine)
  • “From the Art of New York,” World Financial Center Garden, New York, NY Dec. (Continuing on to galleries in the Hamptons). Catalog
  • “Crescent City Rising,” by Marica E. Vetroq, Art in America, November
  • “Giclees – the new collectible art form,” by Lory Lockwood, Gallery Insider, New Orleans, LA, Winter 2005


  • “Louisiana Artists: A Feel Good Experience,” by Anne Price, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA, September


  • “Automotive Detailing:  Lory Lockwood Pictures Desire,” by Claire Harth, Southern Woman, New Orleans, LA, December
  • “New Paint Jobs,” by Doug MacCash, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, November
  • “Worldly and Otherworldly,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, November
  • “Artist Describes ‘inner landscape,'” by M. Griffith, Bay Beacon, Niceville, FL, May
  • “Dismantling Authorities,” by Laura Camille Tuley, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA, March
  • “Women, Art and Process,” by Carolyn Krause, Network: Union Insititute, Cincinnati, OH, Feb.


  • “Women and Authorities,” by Thomasine Bartlet, New Orleans Art Review, New Orleans, LA, November
  • “Thoughtful Disobedience,” Inside Tulane, New Orleans, LA, October
  • “Dismantling Authorities,” Hot Picks, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, October


  • “Postmodern Mannequins,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA


  • “Postmodern Mannequins,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, November


  • “Circle Games,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA, March/April


  • “Lory Lockwood,” New American Paintings, Southern Edition, Wellesley, MA
  • “Realism takes many forms in Archive show,” by Anne Price, Advocate, Baton Rouge, March
  • “Law and Order,” Texas National Open ’98 Catalog, Stephen Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
  • “Circle Games,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit, New Orleans, LA, November 17
  • “Hot Stuff: Cool Things to Do In and Around the City,” Times-Picayune, Lagniappe Section, pg.6.
  • “Lory Lockwood at Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, ” by Marin McLellan, New Orleans Art Review, New Orleans, LA, December


  • “White Linen and Black Leather,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA, November/December
  • “White Linen and Black Leather,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, August 4
  • “Highway Modes” by Marion McLellan, New Orleans Art Review, New Orleans, LA, September
  • “Hog Heaven,” by Faith Dawson, New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans, LA
  • “Patio Gallery shows Allelo and Lockwood,” The News Banner, Covington, LA September
  • “Fort Isabel Gallery brings in artists for seminar series,” The News Banner, Covington, LA, September


  • “Audubon Park Reflection,” Southeastern Juried Exhibit Catalog, Mobile Museum of Art, May
  • “Female Artists Showcase Talents in Competition,” by David Rive, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, November


  • “Artists from N.O. show their true side,” by John Kemp, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, March
  • “Penwomen Art at ACO,” Morning Sun, Springdale, AR, January
  • “Marie’s Porche,” Thirty-Eighth Annual Delta Art Exhibition Catalog, Arkansas Arts Center, August 1995
  • “Art center meets community’s cultural needs,” by Susan Case, Douglas County New Press Castle Rock, CO, September
  • “Painting by Numbers – Art for Art’s Sake ’95,” by Jennifer Bonck, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA October
  • “Bayou Porsche,@ Spotlight: Area’s Best,” Alexandria Port Gazette Packet, Alex, VA, November
  • “The Young, Emerging, and Established,” by John Kemp, Stepping Out, WYES-TV New Orleans, LA October


  • “All-Media Competition,” Artist’s Magazine, Cincinnati, OH (256 finalists from 8,700 entries)
  • “Cheekwood show spotlights new art,” By Alan Bostick, Nashville Banner, Nashville, TN, December
  • “New Orleans Artists are coming into their own,” by David Rive, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA December
  • “Still lifes still in favor,” by Chris Waddington, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA November
  • “Women express selves in Nationally Known Showcase at ACO,” by Jill Smith, Morning Sun, Springdale, AR March
  • “Best Bet,” Gambit Weekly, New Orleans
  • “Exposition Ave. Mercedes,” National Open Exhibition Catalog, Texas Visual Arts Association
  • “Audubon Park Reflection,” Red Clay Survey Catalog, Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Academy Sycamore,” Salon International Catalog, Mississippi Arts Complex
  • “Volkswagen Reflection,” Cheekwood National Catalog, Cheekwood Museum of Art


  • “Women and Art,” Spectrum, published by Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, LA October
  • “Judge finds serious art in Art Wave Show,” by Betty Attaway, Sun Herald, Biloxi, MS June


  • “Lory Lockwood – Maze,” Les Beaux Arts, New Orleans, LA September 1984


  • “Lory Lockwood, Sculpture at the Academy Gallery,” By Roger Green, Time-Picayune, New Orleans, LA March
  • “Art, Craft, or Fun?”, by Anne Price, Baton Rouge Sun, Baton Rouge, LA May
  • “Women’s Art Show Merits High Praise,” by Anne Price, Baton Rouge Sun, Baton Rouge, LA October


  • “Mixing Whoopee with Culture,” by Larry Bartlett, States Item, New Orleans, LA November.
  • “Myth-like Sculpture,” by Roger Green, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA November


  • “Ceramic Work Being Displayed,” by Roger Green, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA November
  • “Lockwood at Circle,” By Luba Glade, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA November.



M. F.A. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

B. F.A.. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA