Lily Stockman

  • Lily Stockman in her studio, 2020 / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Laure Joliet
  • , Birthday Geranium, 2022
    Oil on linen
    122 x 91.5 x 4.3 cm
    48 x 36 x 1.7 in
  • , Dog Rose, 2022
    Oil on linen
    35.5 x 28 x 3.8 cm
    14 x 11 x 1.7 in
  • , Planting Out, 2022
    Oil on linen
    35. x 28 x 3.8 cm
    14 x 11 x 1.7 in
  • , Mouth of Burns Canyon, 2022
    Oil on linen
    35.5 x 28 x 3.8 cm
    14 x 11 x 1.7 in
  • , Crossing, 2022
    Oil on linen
    213.4 x 157.5 x 4.3 cm
    84 x 62 x 1.7 in
  • , Spring Sound, 2022
    Oil on linen
    157.5 x 127 x 4.3 cm
    62 x 50 x 1.7 in
  • , Scarlet Gilia, 2021

Lily Stockman is a Los Angeles and Mojave Desert-based painter whose work is informed by the shapes and constructions of the natural world. Borrowing structure from poetry meter, Buddhist thangka paintings (which she studied in Mongolia) and the gardens and hay fields of her rural childhood as the organizing principles for her compositions, she floods and layers these perimeters with her distinctive palette of luminous, vibrant colour. 

Stockman paints flat on sawhorses, using techniques and colour palettes inspired by an eclectic mix of 15th-century frescoes, 18th-century Rajput miniature paintings, and the compositions of 19th-century Shaker 'gift drawings.' Combining these influences with her own intuitive approach, she creates a highly personal language of abstraction and colour. Stockman's work is held in the permanent collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.


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