Lou Storey has exhibited his works throughout the New Jersey and New York area for more than 30 years.  He received his MFA in painting from Pratt University  and holds a Master Degree in Social Work from Monmouth University.  Storey currently works with individuals battling drug addictions, whicL.Storey,mix media,artist page1h is reflected in his multi-media works.  He currently works as a clinical psychotherapist and adjunct professor at Monmouth University.  Despite his clinical background, Storey has always considered himself a creative individual from a very young age.  Storey’s long career as an artist has been celebrated with solo exhibitions at both the Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery in Asbury Park as well as Trinity Gallery in Trenton.

According to his artist statement, Lou Storey’s current works drawn from psychological theories, concepts, and ideas that all relate to his work as a psychotherapist.  Storey’s acrylic paintings integrate original hand-casted three-dimensional material onto a two-dimensional canvas. Storey’s visual vocabulary within his works include concepts of directional motion, bright colors, and elaborate patterns.

 Storey uses painting to gain better understanding on issue and problems that are personally pertinent to himself.  When looking at his body of work, Storey noticed a continuity of forms and words.  He decided to produce clay forms of these reoccurring themes, so he can easily duplicate them.  Besides forms, He has not deterred from his use of expressive color, detailed patterns, a heavy influence of motion, as well as a powerful use of language.L.Storey,mix media,artist page2

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
    2012 Gallery U, Red Bank, NJ
    2006 Rock Paper Scissors Gallery, Trenton, NJ
    2001 Gunderdell Gallery, Amherst, MA
    1994 Interchurch Center Gallery, New York, NY
    1992 Chocolate Church, Bath, ME
    1984 Salena Gallery (Long Island University), Brooklyn
    1980 500 Exposition Gallery, Dallas, TX
Selected Group Exhibitions:
    2013 Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
    2012 Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ
    2012 ArtPride, Burlington, NJ
    2012 Gallery U, Red Bank, NJ
    2010 Islip Museum of Contemporary Art, E. Islip, NY
    2009 Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
    2009 Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ
    2008 Belmar Arts Council Exhibition, Belmar, NJ
    2006 Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ
            Texas Artist’s Museum, Port Arthur, TX
    2005 Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA
    1994 Artists Space, New York, NY
    1993 Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT
    1985 Rathbone Gallery, Albany, NY
    1983 New York Terminal Show, Brooklyn, NY
    1982 Hunterton Art Center, Clinton, NJ
    1981 Texas State University Gallery, Houston, TX
    1981 Tweed Court House, New York, NY