Lois Harada is a printmaker bridging fine art and commercial printing in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work utilizes commercial production techniques and equipment to create printed editions that are meant to be affordable and accessible to a wide audience. Print editions are often responses to mass produced print material created by governments, corporations or newspapers. She frequently utilizes text and the medium of the poster.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Lois settled in Providence after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Fine Arts, Printmaking (2010). She is the Lead Designer and Social Stationery Manager at DWRI Letterpress where she also prints her own work. She also serves as the Board Chair at New Urban Arts, a nationally recognized non-profit that offers free after school art programming for high school students and young artists. In 2019, she was named a City Commissioner for Art in City Life by the City of Providence. She is currently working on preparing for a residency at Anderson Ranch in Colorado taking place next spring.