Lily Prince has her B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, her M.F.A. from Bard College and attended the Skowhegan residency. Prince has exhibited widely nationally and internationally and was awarded commissions including the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and numerous hotels. Prince was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in painting in 2020.
Lily Prince was Artist-in-Residence at historic site Olana and was awarded residencies at Draftsmen’s Congress at The New Museum, NY; BAU Institute, Italy; and Galerie Huit, Arles, France. While recently on sabbatical, Prince worked en plein air in France, Italy, Ireland and the American west. Recently, she was interviewed for ArtSpiel magazine; Vasari 21; Zephyr Maize; and The Art Life on Radio Kingston. Recent solo shows include "Recurring Waves of Arrival", at Littlejohn Contemporary, NY, NY, in 2018; "There There", at Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY, 2019; "American Beauty," at Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, fall 2021 and the forthcoming "Both Sides Now", Carrie Chen Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, spring 2022. Her work was included in the exhibition Sunrise/Sunset at The Albany Airport Gallery summer 2021 and will be in the group show "Mountains at Collioure" curated by Jared Quinton in spring 2022.
Prince’s work has appeared recently in "American Beauty" by Richard Klin on Zephyr Maize. They also just published a studio visit with her. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, NewYork magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and New American Paintings, as well as in 2 books by Richard Klin, among many other publications. She has lectured at Yale, Vassar, Cornell, RISD, SVA, and Pratt. Prince is an associate professor of painting and drawing at William Paterson University in NJ. She paints and lives in N.Y.’s Hudson Valley.
A catalogue of her drawings "The Ten Plagues" was published, with poems by David Shapiro, by The Paterson Museum. Prince was interviewed on WVKR radio December 10, 2013 for their cultural currents show. She has appeared on the radio at WBAI and WAMC, and Radio Kingston, among others. Lily Prince lives in NY and is an Associate Professor at William Paterson University.
Critic, poet and art historian David Shapiro has written about Prince's work for the catalogue Paper Point Blank:
"She seems to have a learned scattering, the carefulness that?counts, and the multiple humors of the body. It is easy to discern a Tantric centering that might also be part of the heritage of her essential syncretism. These richly colored works speak of a bold mysticity. But the balance and Eros of the work is strange and strongly painterly, and strong too its reliance on a devastating doubleness of vision. In Prince, one is observing both the pleasures of observation and a severe and principled devotion to abstraction."