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Lilly McElroy


Lilly McElroy received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the University of Arizona. She was in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her work has been exhibited internationally, in venues including Modern Art Oxford, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Figge Art Museum, Southern Exposure Gallery, and Rick Wester Fine Art.

McElroy grew up in southern Arizona amongst cowboys riding bulls, coyotes howling on moonlit nights, beautiful sunsets, and vicious brawls. McElroy’s artistic practice revolves around translating those experiences and clichés into epic photographs and playfully antagonistic videos. The projects McElroy pursues are a reflection of her complex relationship with the American landscape and explore what it means to be an American in a time of diminished expectations.

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