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Beth Lilly utilizes a variety of photographic styles in her conceptually driven projects that speculate on the interplay of choice, chance and circumstance. Her work has been collected by the High Museum, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, MOCA GA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund and many others. Kehrer Verlag published a book of her work from the Oracle @ WiFi project in 2012. She’s received grants from Society for Photographic Education and Atlanta Celebrates Photography and is a Hambidge Fellow.  Lilly earned a MFA in Photography from Georgia State University and an ABJ in Media Production from the University of Georgia. She currently resides in Atlanta.

Solo Exhibitions

2016     “Marking Time: The Zuckerman Cairn”, a permanent installation, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia

2015     “A Moving Image of Eternity”, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2014     “Like No Tomorrow,” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

2012    

“every single one of these stories is true”, The Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

“Beth Lilly: Oracle”, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins Colorado

2008     “Beth Lilly: The Oracle @ WiFi”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

2007     “Myths, Monsters, and Manipulations”, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2006     “The Myths of Trees”, Vanderbilt University, Sarratt Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2004        “The Myths of Trees”, Eleanor D Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016     What Is Near: Reflections On Home, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Georgia

2014     engageMINT”, Mint Gallery, Atlanta

2013    

“Portfolio”, curated by Karen Irvine, Atlanta Photography Group

“A Sense Of Place”, curated by Amy Miller, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA

“Im/Permanence”, eyedrum, Fuse Arts Center, Atlanta Georgia

“Artists Photographing Artists”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta

“Tension”, C4 Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

“Artists Photographic Artists”, MOCA GA, Atlanta

2012    

Slow Exposures Photography Festival Jurors Julian Cox and Brett Abbot, Georgia

“The Airport Show: 2012”, Atlanta Photography Group exhibition at the airport atrium, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA

“From Cosmology To Neurology And Back Again”, Whitespace, Atlanta Georgia

“Paper Moon”, Clayton Gallery, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

“Outside The Frame”, Atlanta Photography Gallery, APG, Atlanta, Georgia

2011    

“Earth Now: American Landscape Photographers and the Environment”, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe New Mexico

“Home”, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

“Brett Abbott Selects”, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta

2010     “Woman’s Work”, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2009     “14th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Massachusetts

2008   

“Chance Operations” Climate Theater, San Francisco, California

“Columbus Museum Biennial”, The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Georgia

“Adventures in Mysticism”, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia

2007    

New Works”, Online Gallery, Silver Eye Center For Photography, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Young Movers and Shakers”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

2006     “Inventing Nature”, Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur, Georgia

2005    

“Photography Now: 2005”, curated by Bill Hunt, Woodstock Center for Photography, NY

“Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Photography”, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

2004        “Southeastern Juried Exhibition” Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

Curatorial

2013        “Post-Apocalyptic Photo Challenge”, Concept, co-juror and organizer, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia

2009     “Gifted” Public art project funded by Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Collections

High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans LA

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta GA

Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, Atlanta GA

Bibliography

Monographs

Lilly, Beth, ‘The Oracle @ WiFi, Kehrer Verlag’, Heidelberg, Germany 2012

Cullum, Jerry, Fox, Catherine and Hicks, Cinque, ‘Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape’, Atlanta Art Now, 2011

Ware, Katherine, ‘Earth Now: American Landscape Photographers and the Environment’, New Mexico Museum of Art, 2011

Awards, Grants & Honors

2015        Commissioned installation, “Marking Time” Zuckerman Museum of Art, Public Art Project,

2013        Studio Artist, Contemporary Art Center of Atlanta

Board member, Atlanta Photography Group

2012        Society for Photographic Education Southeast Region Grant

2009        Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Annual Public Art Project Grant

2007        Artist Residency Fellowship at the Hambidge Center, Fulton County GA

2007        Finalist, Final Review Stage, Creative Capital Foundation Grant

1993        Individual Artist’s Grant, Dekalb Fine Arts Council, Dekalb County, Georgia

 

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