Lonnie Q. Ingram is a wire sculptor, originally from Washington, D. C. and currently residing in Baltimore, MD, where he established his art and design business, Lonnetrix, in 2012. As sole proprietor, he is regarded as an innovator and an inspiration to those who have experienced his work. Mr. Ingram is self-taught and uses wire to re-create form. After years of creating wire sculptures, he created his own style, which he dubbed "Lonnetrix." Lonnetrix, similar to weaving with wire, allows Mr. Ingram to combine everyday shapes and guiding lines to create innovative wire sculptures.
Inspired by the work of Alexander Calder and educated at The Corcoran School of the Arts, Howard University and Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Mr. Ingram continues to excel, refining his skill and techniques day after day. His work has been on display in Baltimore, Washington, D. C. and New York at the Howard County Crafts Spectacular, FolkArt 2012, the Annual Fell's Point Fun Festival, the Annual Adams Morgan Day Festival, Artcetra IV, Out-Sideshow at the American Visionary Art Museum, the 16th Street Heights Summer of the Arts Festival, Artscape and the Big Art Show.
While creating wire sculpture is his passion, he continues to give back to his community, helping under served youth and educating them in the fine arts. While at the Adams Morgan Day Festival and the 16th Street Heights Summer of the Arts Festival, he participated in the Kids Fair and Kids Pavilion, respectively. While there, he demonstrated and taught children of all ages the fine art of wire sculpture. He also volunteered as an art teacher at Rewired for Change, where he taught art to at-risk youth. Prior to that, he volunteered as a student mentor and assistant coordinator with the Urban Artists Coalition educating and inspiring children in the program. While there, he oversaw the creation and installation of public art sculptures on H Street as part of the D. C. Parks and Recreation "H Street Rising" program, established to beautify and revitalize H Street.