The story of artist Lily Stockman is equally as beguiling and impressive as the bold magnitude of her artwork. Stockman is an acclaimed painter living and working in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California.
Stockman’s art is magnetic – the energising palette is the initial draw but the large tactile compositions and tribal patterns are what continue to engage – resulting in pieces that are raw, alive, earthy, meditative and infinitely covetable. Geometric shapes and chromatic harmonies work together to deliver exuberance with reverence, the abstract forms almost floating off their dyed linen canvas.
Stockman’s unique and impressive education and travels, also inspire: she graduated from Harvard University in 2006 where she studied painting and botany. After completing an apprenticeship in Buddhit thangka painting at the Union of Mongolian Artists in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, she was awarded a National Geographic Expeditions Council youth grant to ride across the eastern steppe on horseback.
In 2008, Stockman moved to Joshua Tree where she lived and worked before travelling to Jaipur, Rajashthan to study pigment and Mughal miniature painting with Ajay Sharma. Stockman received her MFA in studio art from New York University in 2013.
Credits: Lily Stockman