SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

2006    

They’re playing our song…, Teti Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003    

Locations, Lionel Romback Gallery , Tucson AZ

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS: 

2014

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

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2014

“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, May  No..273, pg 172
McClure, Kelly, “She throws herself at men”, Chicago Reader, March 20, pg.  16-17
La  Republica delle Donne, February 16, No. 585, pg.72,
Gehring, Kristin, Chicago Journal

 2007

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

 

TEACHING AND RELATED EXPERIENCE

2013 - 2014

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Lecturer: ArtV108 – Introduction to New Media Art.
Deliver weekly lectures to undergraduate students addressing the history of video art and contemporary concepts in video.  Teach students the basics of video production, editing, and post-production.

2012 – Present 

California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Adjunct Faculty: Art410/510 – The Digital Studio and Art 238 – Photo Visual Concepts.
 Deliver weekly lectures to graduate and undergraduate students about photography and digital production. Advise student body about conceptual and technical concerns, art historical references, and writing skills. Teach students the basics of digital photography, postproduction, and printing.

2010 – Present             

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Summer Media Lab Associate
Provide technical support to participating artists.  Organize and teach technology-based workshops.  Run the program’s digital printing facility.

2007 - 2008    

Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
Instructor:  Introduction to Photography and Beginning Photography.
Taught students beginning photography and black and white darkroom skills.        

2004 - 2006               

Gallery 2, Chicago, IL                 
Installation Manager
Assisted in the organization and installation of exhibitions.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Teaching Assistant:  Alternative Practices, Contemporary Practices, and Beginning Photography.
Assisted photography professors.

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

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