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Lori Felker

Assistant Professor, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres

Director, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival


BA, English (Concentration in Film Studies, Minor in German), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MFA, Film, Video, New Media, Animation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Lori Felker is an filmmaker/artist, teacher, programmer, performer and projectionist. Her moving image work focuses on the ways in which we process, share and disseminate information, via screens, dreams, gestures, games, and dialogue. By employing and pushing these structures, she attempts to study the ineloquent, oppositional, delusional, frustrating, and chaotic qualities of human interaction.

Lori has worked with a variety of artists and filmmakers as a cinematographer, editor and performer. She lives in Chicago, loves to collaborate and is also currently the Film/Video programmer at Roots & Culture Gallery.

Lori works in a variety of mediums and has shown her work internationally at festivals and spaces including the Rotterdam International Film Festival; NYFF: Views from the Avant-Garde; VideoEx, Zurich; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal; Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival, Portugal; Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago; LA Filmforum; BAMcinemaFest, Brooklyn; Space Gallery, Pittsburgh. She is an Illinois Arts Council Artists Grant recipient, a Wexner Center Artist in Residence and a Fulbright Fellow (2000-2001).