Lori Hepner is a photographer and installation artist who holds an MFA in Digital Media from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has recently exhibited her work at in solo exhibitions at Duke University and at the Melwood Gallery at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Work from the Code Words series has also been shown at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas, the Krannert Art Museum, and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. She was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2008 Fellowship Competition at the Silver Eye Center for Photography. In 2009, Hepner was commissioned to create work for the Brooklyn Museum’s @1stfans Twitter Art feed. Lori holds the position of Assistant Professor of Integrative Arts at the Greater Allegheny campus of Penn State University who lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.