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Lily Cox-Richard lives and works in Houston, Texas.


MFA, Sculpture + Extended Media
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

BFA with High Distinction, Jewelry/Metal Arts
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Solo Exhibitions
2017        (Upcoming) Paul Mesaros Gallery at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2016        Salv., Artpace, San Antonio, TX
2016        Stringer Lode, She Works Flexible, Houston, TX
2015        The Stand (Possessing Powers), University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
2014        The Stand (Possessing Powers), Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
2014        The Stand (Possessing Powers), Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY
2013        Thicket, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2013        The Stand (Possessing Powers), Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2013        The Stand (Possessing Powers), Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2012        Strike, Site:LAB at Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
2011        Fruiting Bodies, The Poor Farm, Waupaca County, WI
2010        The Stand, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX  
2008        Spark Gap, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA
2008        Spark Gap, Terminal, Richmond, VA 
2007        At Stake and Rider, Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC
2007        At Stake and Rider, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
2006        PRE-Fabulous, Archinofsky Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
2005        Magic Moments, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2003        Altered Perspectives, Platteforum Arts, Denver, CO
2001        Over-the-Road, CCAC  North Gallery, Oakland, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014       Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism, Denny Gallery, NY, New York.
2014        Arterial Motives, Street Road Artists Space, Cochranville, PA
2012        First Encounters, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2011        Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Original Jokes About The Suburban and The Poor Farm by the Artists Who Have Exhibited There, Yale University, School of Art
2010        2010 Core Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
2010        Santo Foundation Exhibition, Fort Gondo, St Louis, MO
2009        Stone Sculpture Symposium, Steinbruch Kiefer, Fürstenbrunn, Austria
2009        …for lovers, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY
2009        Absolutely Modern, Rudolph Projects, Houston, TX
2009        2009 Core Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
2008        Blitzfunk, Kompact Living Space, Berlin, Germany
2008        Gray Area Stake Out, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA
2008        FourPlay, AREA Gallery, Caguas, Puerto Rico
2007        Company Picnic, Metro Space Gallery, Richmond, VA
2007        The Commonwealth Bricoleurs, Off Grounds Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2007        Civilian @ G, G Fine Art, Washington, DC
2006        Dynamic Field, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC        
2006        Debate Team, FAB Gallery at VCU, Richmond, VA
2006        Space Domestic, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
2005        Medium, Area 405, Baltimore, MD
2005        Right of Way, Archinofsky Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
2003        The Out-of-Towners, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC
2001        Freestyle, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2000        Fuzzy Logic, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Residencies, Honors & Awards
2017        (upcoming) 100 W, Corsicana, TX
2017        (upcoming) Yvonne, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2016        Artpace International Artist-in-Residence, San Antonio, TX
2016        RAIR Residency, Philadelphia, PA
2015        Houston Artadia Award, Artadia Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, NY
2015        Art Omi Residency (awarded, unable to attend)
2013        Paula & Edwin Sidman Fellowship in the Arts, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan
2013        Millay Colony Residency, Austerlitz, NY
2012        Elsahara Art Residency, Dahab, Egypt (deferred)
2012        Smithsonian Artist in Research Fellowship, Washington DC
2012        Faculty Seed Grant, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan
2011        MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough, NH
2010-13  University of Michigan Society of Fellows, Ann Arbor, MI
2010        The Long Prize, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
2009        Eliza Prize, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
2009        Milos Chlupác Fellowship, Stone Sculpture Symposium, Salzburg International Summer Academy of Art
2008-10 The Core Program Residency, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
2008        VCU Graduate Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA (awarded, unable to attend)
2008        Kompact Living Space Residency, Berlin, Germany
2008        AREA Gallery Residency, Caguas, Puerto Rico
2006        Graduate Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
2005        Vermont Studio Center Residency, Fellowship, Johnson, VT
2003        PlatteForum Arts Residency, Denver, CO

Articles and Reviews
Laura A.L. Wellen, SHOW UP: Lily Cox-Richard, Arts & Culture Texas, December 2016-January 2017
Alex Potts in Conversation with Lily Cox-Richard: The Stand (Possessing Powers)” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Summer 2016
Kristina Olson, “Rapt Attention: A Conversation with Lily Cox-Richard” ARTPULSE, Spring 2015
Nicholas Hartigan and Joan Kee, “Lily Cox-Richard: On the Powers of Taking a Stand” Art Journal, Winter 2013
Molly Springfield, “Lily Cox-Richard” The Studio Visit, 2011
Kriston Capps, “Dynamic Field” The Washington City Paper, December 8, 2006
Jessica Dawson, “Space Domestic in McLean” The Washington Post, June 24, 2006
Susan Sobeloff, “Metal to the Middle” Trucker’s News Magazine, June 2002

Publications
On Whose Back? Thoughts on Lily Cox-Richard’s Stringer Lode at She Works Flexible, by Wendy Vogel, She Works Flexible Press, 2016
Hammered Lead & Poems, with Davy Knittle, BookMachine (Houston) onestar press, 2014
“Portfolio: The Stand (Possessing Powers)” Art Journal, Winter 2013
Thicket, 2013, self-published book
“Lightning Wireless” Curious Spring 2008, VCUarts Publication
“Souvenir” Curious Spring 2007, VCUarts Publication

Lectures, Visits, Activities

2016
Visiting Artist, School of Art & Design, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Reading and Conversation with Tung-Hui Hu, author of A Prehistory of the Cloud, She Works Flexible, Houston, TX
Gallery Conversation with Wendy Vogel, She Works Flexible, Houston, TX
Co-chair of the session Expanded Fieldwork: Art and Research-based Practice
College Art Association Conference, Washington, DC
Gallery talk with curator Karen Lemmey, on the exhibition Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers’ Greek Slave, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

2015
Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
Lily Cox-Richard: Possessing Powers, The Walters Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Visiting Artist, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin, TX

2014
The Stand: Possessing Powers, presenter in the colloquium: The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
Visiting Artist, Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Visiting Artist, Summer Studio Program, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Lily Cox-Richard: Possessing Powers, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

2013
Thicket, Panel Discussion with Lane Relyea, Jamie Jones, and Clare Croft, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Gallery Conversation with art historian Alex Potts, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Possessing Powers: Studio Premonitions and the Time Travel of Things, presenter on the session (Re)imagining the Unknown:  Contemporary Perspectives on Expansion, Invention, and Representation in the 19th Century, Southeastern College Art Conference, Greensboro, NC
The Stand: Possessing Powers, presenter on the session Sexing Sculpture, College Art Association Conference, New York, NY
Guest Critic, final critiques, Sculpture, School of Art, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2012
This Nameless Spectacle, Panel Discussion with Y. David Chung and Osman Khan, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Artist Talk, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC

2011
Lecture, Art & Design Perspectives series, Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Visiting Artist, Thesis Exhibition Critiques, Print Media Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2010
Gallery Conversation with Museum of Fine Arts Houston Curator Emily Neff, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Visiting Artist/Guest Critic, Sculpture, School of Art, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Visiting Artist, Guest Reviewer for MFA Thesis exhibitions, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University, St Louis, MO
Visiting Artist/Lecture, Art Department, American University, Washington, DC

2009
Artist Talk, Stone Sculpture Symposium, Salzburg International Summer Academy of Art, Salzburg, Austria
Visiting Artist/Guest Critic, School of Art, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Visiting Artist/Lecture, Visual and Dramatic Arts Department, Rice University, Houston, TX

2008
Lecture, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico