Lora Zombie in her studio, grunge art

Lora Zombie /   Unknown

Russian Federation 1990

Prints, Design, Drawing


Lora Zombie
Russian Federation
September 6, 2015

Lora Zombie is a young self-taught artist born in Russia, known for her characteristic, self-described style of Grunge Art. She caught an eye of the art world through various social media platforms as her work circulated online, gaining a massive following of fans over the past few years.

Lora Zombie’s Grunge Art

Born in a small town of Voronezh, Russia in 1990, Lora Zombie’s professional career started almost entirely online. Through different blogs and social networking websites, her vibrant and unique grunge-style paintings reached millions of people. Lora was first noticed for her representations of the band members of Gorillaz. Her big muse is, as Lora herself stated, music, and many of her artworks are inspired by songs and lyrics created by her favorite bands. She continued to create drawings of her favorite musicians and bands, and has recently made a series of paintings dedicated to one of the most important figures of a grunge scene, Kurt Cobain. The series emerged from Lora’s collaboration with HBO.

Lora Zombie - Love Burns I, 2015, Lora Zombie - Love Burns II, 2015, grunge art, watercolor
Left: Lora Zombie – Love Burns I, 2015 / Right: Lora Zombie – Love Burns II, 2015

As a self-described Grunge Artist, Lora Zombie’s raw trademark style is already unmistakable. Her great sense of color allows her to create intuitive impulsive drawings and watercolors with chaotic direction of vibrant colors, combined with careful and precise pencil and pen work. With her keen eye for beauty, Lora utilizes these bleeding, playful watercolors in order to depict pop-culture subjects and themes.

Many of Lora Zombie’s works carry a social commentary and a message behind them, the artist’s reflection, thoughts and vision. Focusing on problems such as pollution, war and poverty, Lora’s paintings often illustrate her social and political awareness. The bold use of heavy watercolor creates a childlike, cartoonish style that contrasts sharply with confrontational subject matter, often accompanied by a humorous twist.

Lora Zombie - All Your Friends Are Fake, 2015, watercolor, grunge art
Lora Zombie – All Your Friends Are Fake, 2015

Exhibitions and HEROTIME Project

In recent years, Lora Zombie has caught the attention of the contemporary art scene. With many successful exhibitions throughout the US – in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and New York, she gained an international recognition as an artist. Apart from the United States, Lora’s work has also been exhibited in her native Russia. From her modest beginnings as a lovable internet artist, Lora’s journey has led her to become one of the top sellers on the urban art scene. Recently, Lora started designing for HEROTIME, an apparel and accessories company.

In 2013, Lora Zombie exhibited her works along with Sandra Chevrier, at Phone Booth Gallery. The exhibition, titled Pow! Pow!, brought together two artist sharing a similar sensibility – Sandra Chevrier and Lora Zombie both create paintings that riff on the superhero motif, rewriting these antiquated narratives to tell the stories of women.

Lora Zombie is represented by Ministry of Walls online gallery.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Backward AmnesiaEyes On Walls Pop-Up Show, Brooklyn, NYSolo
201430th Anniversary Official Ghostbusters Traveling Art ShowGallery 1988, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San DiegoSolo
2013Lora Zombie and Sandra Chevrier: Pow PowPhone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CADuo
2012Blue Bird LobotomyEyes On Walls Pop-Up Show, SoHo, NYSolo
2012Crazy 4 Cult: New YorkGallery 1988, New York, NYSolo
2012The Breaking Bad Art ProjectGallery 1988, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012Whales. Love. ProcrastinationPhonebooth Gallery, Long Beach, CASolo
2011Drugs and UnicornsEyesOnWalls Pop-Up Show, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, CanadaSolo
2011Grunge Art by Lora ZombieMART Gallery, St. Petersburg RussiaSolo
2011BROKEN DOLL LA LA LAPhone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CASolo
2011Oh, You Are Sick… - An Art Show Dedicated to David LynchPhone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CAGroup
2010BlaBlaBlaMART Gallery, St. Petersburg RussiaSolo
2010It's Not a Doll… It's An Action FigureBear and Bird Boutique-Gallery, Lauderhill, FLGroup
2010Under The Influence: He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseGallery 1988, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009Lora ZombieArt Show at Clandestine Landmark Store, Chicago, ILSolo
2009Paper PushersGallery 1988, San Francisco, CAGroup