about

[Lilla Dent]
drawing • printmaking • photography

 

I have always been interested in the strange, the humorous, and the absurd, and enjoy trying to push the optical boundaries of "monochrome" work. My current body of work focuses on the hidden stories and secret lives of seemingly inanimate objects – the soul which memories and experience impart to our everyday items. Is there truly such a thing as an inanimate object?

 

Education
2017:
MFA, New York Academy of Art, NYC
2011: BA, International Christian University, Tokyo

 

Group Exhibitions
2017:
Hida-Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock Prints Triennale, Takayama Shimin Bunka Kaikan, Takayama, Japan
Bon Marché, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Cross Pollination, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
Southern Graphics Conference International, Southern Graphics, Atlanta, GA
M.O.: Layered, 287 Bleecker Street, NYC, NY (curated by Cameron Ledy)
Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY
Open Studios, New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY
Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY

2016: Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY
Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY
Open Studios, New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY

Printfest, IPCNY, NYC, NY

Beauty, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015: Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY
Printfest, IPCNY, NYC, NY
Small Works, Collier West, NYC, NY

2014: Eat Drink and Be Merry, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL
HE[ART]: Art For Our Sake, Chicago Artery, Chicago, IL
Artish, Odradrek Theatre, Chicago, IL
Open House, Fulton St. Collective, Chicago, IL
I Am Fest, Chicago House of Blues, Chicago, IL

 

Bibliography
Hyunjee Lee, “See Contemporary Art by Graduating New York Art Students,” New York Magazine, May 18, 2017.
“Maguro,” Rollick Magazine, March 29 2015.
“Lilla Dent,” Jaggery Magazine, August 2 2015.
“Blue Five Notebook,” Blue Fifth Review, January 2014.
“The Wine Dark Sea,” Sundog Lit, November 2013.