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Repurposing a wide range of photographic traditions, Beth Lilly’s conceptually driven projects engage viewers through dialog and interaction. Her cell phone fortune-telling project, “The Oracle @ WiFi” was the subject of a book published by Kehrer Verlag in 2012 and was included in Atlanta Art Now’s book “Noplaceness” in 2011. She was featured in the New Mexico Museum of Art’s survey exhibition and book of concerned American landscape photographers, “Earth Now” in 2010. Her work has shown at The Ogden Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Center for Fine Art Photography, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. She has received grants from the Society for Photographic Education, Fulton and Dekalb County Arts Councils, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and a Hambidge Fellowship. Lilly earned an MFA in Photography from Georgia State University and  ABJ in Mass Communications from the University of Georgia. Born in Charlotte North Carolina, she currently lives in Atlanta Georgia.                                                                  



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

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

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

2007    “Trees: 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



“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


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

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

Slow Exposures Photography Festival 2012, Honorable Mention, Jurors Julian Cox (San Francisco Museum of Art) and Brett Abbot (High Museum of Art Atlanta) Pike County, Georgia

“Airport: 2012”, APG, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA

“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”,  Silver Eye Center For Photography, Online Gallery,  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”, Juror Bill Hunt, Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY.

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

“Introversions”, galerie m.c., Atlanta, Georgia

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


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 and concurrent exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia



Lilly, Beth, The Oracle @ WiFi, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 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

Selected Awards, Grants & Honors

2013    Board member, Atlanta Photography Group

Studio Artist, Contemporary Art Center of Atlanta

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

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


1989-1993   Master of Fine Arts in Photography    Georgia State University

Additional studies in Artist’s Books and Art History

1981-1985   Bachelor of Arts in Journalism    University of Georgia (cum laude)

Telecommunications Major – Radio/TV/Film Production


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