Artist Lori K. Gordon works in mixed media and lives in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She was awarded the Mississippi Arts and Letters for Visual Arts in 1997 and teaches at Mississippi College. She received a fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission in 2007.
Her work is part of many public and private collections including at the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Kentucky.
Gordon founded the Six Degrees Consortium, a nonprofit organization focusing on art that addresses social issues.
She has multiple collections of works that showcase a single theme. These include: Six Degrees: West to East which was inspired by her travels to the Middle East, Europe, and Asia; The Katrina Collection – which was inspired by the hurricane that ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005; and The Labat Project – which is inspired by the life of Celestine Labat.