SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
I Control The Sun, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

2015
I Control The Sun, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY and KMR Arts, Washington Depot, CT

2011
Tough Love…, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2010    
2009 Was A Rough Year, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009    
I kicked a dog, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2008    
I throw myself at men,  Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007    
Lilly invites you to watch the sunset with her, Roger Smith Lab Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2015
Chrome Green, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Same As It Ever, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY
Staking Claim, LAST Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Test Run. Take it Outside: performance in public space, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

2014
Code X 2: I Am I Said, Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA #Awkward, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO
Interchange, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
Love Kills, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
This Might Not Be For Now, Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY, & Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Canon Fodder, Hughes Fine Arts Center, University of North Dakota, Grad Forks, ND
How Many Feminists Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL
This House is Just Like Your House, Maine International Film Festival,Waterville, ME
Quick Response, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Ready for Their Close-Up, Brant Galler, MassArt, Boston, MA
Only a Signal Shown, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
Hail Traveler! The Photographer as Tourist and the Tourist as Subject, Rick Wester Fine Art,  New York,  NY
Gravity, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Isolations, The Lunch Box Gallery, Miami, FL
Theater of the Absurd, Perspectives Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Indweller, Archer Gallery, Clak College, Vancouver, WA
Myself, Sheppard Fine Arts, Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

2010
Love Sick, Stills Gallery, Paddington, Australia
Framed, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Aspect EZ: Strangely Funny, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA

2009
Gravity Buffs, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008
Backlight: Tickle Attack, TR1, Tampere Finland
Hello Liberty, Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Three Hours Between Planes: Contemporary Photography from Chicago and Leipzig, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL, & Werkschauhalle, Leipzig, Germany
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF/GOD AGAINST ALL, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

2007
Out of the Blue, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA
The Bees:  Something Swarming Something, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
Told and Retold: Stories from Chicago, The Devos Art Museum, Marquette, MI
Free Rein/Full Play: New Chicago Photography, Ellen Curlee Gallery, St Louis, MO
Biennial Exhibition, Air Gallery, New York, NY
I Got Here First, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA

2006
WPA/C’s Experimental Media Series- Cowboys, Clichés, Codes, and Conspiracies, Corcoran Gallery of Art,
Washington, DC
Sisyphean desires, systems and devices, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Golden Girls: Fantasies, Utopias and Alter Egos, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

2005
Wish/Alchemy, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Video Heart, Modern Formations Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Selfish, Project Space, Chicago, IL
Cross Cuts, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

COLLECTIONS

Cleveland Clinic Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York, NY
Private collections, New York
Private collections, Connecticut
Sir Elton John Collection, Atlanta, GA
Seillier Art Collection, London

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2015
McElroy, Lilly. “Teaching a Falcon to Read”, STEDT: Poetry, Prose, & Inquiry, Summer Issue 1, pg. 8 -17
“Can I Throw Myself at You” Correct!V BookZine , Issue 02, pg. 120-131

2014
Newhall, Edith. “Galleries: A fine show of ‘something else’” The Inquirer, August 10
Corman, Catherine. “New Wave Women: AIPAD, Huffington Post. June 11
“Statements:  Lilly McElroy” Temporary Land Bridge. April 17th http://temporarylandbridge.com/2014/04/17/lilly-mcelroy/

2012
Makarechi, Kia. “I Throw Myself At Men: Lilly McElroy’s Photography Finds Truth In Discomfort” Huffington Post. January 21st
Murphy, Heather. “An Artist Who Literally Throws Herself at Men” Slate. February 1st.
Dumas, Daisy.  “Meet the woman who literally throws herself at men.” Daily Mail. January 24th

2011
Wang, Lina, “Show Me That You Love Me”, Vision Magazine, September, pg. 210 -217
“Throwing Herself At Men”, Sleek Maganzine, Autumn, pg. 44
Waxman, Lori, “Lilly McElroy”, Artforum, March 2011, pg.272
Niv, Tal, “Flight of Fancy”, Haaretz Magazine, February 8, pg. 8
Algae, “Lilly McElroy”, Lens, March, pg 36-47
Sherred, Kristine, “Community Confessional”, New City, January 20, pg. 15
Weber, Candice, “Lilly McElroy”, Time Out Chicago, January 13-19, pg. 48

2010
Durant, Mark Alice, “Photography & Performance”, Aperture, Summer Issue:199, pg. 31-37

2008
Asper, Colleen, Beautiful Decay, Issue Y,  pg.63-67
Yood, James, Art on Paper, Sept/Oct 2008, Vol.13 NO.1, pg. 89
Waxman, Lori, Modern Painters, June, pg.97
O: The Oprah Magazine, July, Vol. 9 NO.7, pg. 32
Bust, Dec/Jan 09, pg. 12
Goddard, Joanna, Elle Magazine, MayNo..273, pg 172
McClure, Kelly, “She throws herself at men”, Chicago Reader, March 20, pg.  16-17
LaRepublica delle Donne, February 16, No. 585, pg.72,

 2007
Shrug Magazine, August issue,
“Just can’t get enough”, Capricious Magazine, Issue #6
Liberation, August 7, page IV

 

TEACHING AND RELATED EXPERIENCE

2016 – Present
New York Film academy, Burbank, CA, adjunct Professor

2012 – Present
California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, Adjunct Professor

2010 – Present             
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, Summer Media Lab Associate

2007 - 2008    
Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS, Instructor  

2004 - 2006               
Gallery 2, Chicago, IL, Installation Manager

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2015
Skowhegan Conversations – Above the Sea of Fog: New Encounters in Landscape, Portland, ME

2011
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN  

2010
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2007
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

 

EDUCATION

2006        MFA        Studio Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2004        BA           Creative Writing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
2003        BFA         Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Honors Cum Laude

 

RESIDENCIES

2008/2009 - Fine Arts Work Center, Winter Fellow, Provincetown, MA
2006 - Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME