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Melissa Matsuki Lillie

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Maryland, USA

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Melissa Lillie is known for paintings that reference natural forms using a personal visual language of vibrant colors and complex layers to reflect on the macroscopic and microscopic world. Her paintings evoke a sense of space that has been flattened and layered, revealing strands and structures of line and color interacting fluidly with hidden landscapes.

She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in General Sculptural Studies.

She currently lives and works in North Adams, Massachusetts.


Recent Exhibits

2009 100 Hours in the Woodshed: Collage Collaborative, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA

2008 Mapping the Invisible: Joshua Field and Melissa Lillie, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA

2007 Contemporary Berkshires , Kolok Gallery, North Adams, MA

2007 The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, apexart, Tribeca, NYC

2007 Suckers and Biters: Love, Lollipops, and the Exquisite Corpse, AdHoc Art, Brooklyn, New York | Curator: Jeff White, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Recent Exhibits

Melissa Matsuki Lillie participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2011 Void 'Unvoid' curated by Naoshi Okura
2011 KOBE Biennale, Japan
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2011 KOBE Biennale, Japan
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