Office: Ben Shahn 125
Phone: (973) 720-2648
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 1:30pm - 2:00pm By Appointment
Area Specialization: Drawing, Painting & 2D Design
Lily Prince has her B.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design, her M.F.A. from Bard College and studied at Skowhegan. Lily participated in The Bronx Museum's Art-in-the-Marketplace Program and studied abroad on R.I.S.D.’s European Honors Program in Rome. Prince has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, including in England, Germany, Israel, Poland, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among others. She has been awarded commissions by numerous hotels and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Her book of portraits with writer Richard Klin’s profiles, Something To Say: Thoughts on Art and Politics in America, was published by Leapfrog Press, 2011. Lily Prince was one of only two international artists awarded a funded residency at the BAU Institute in Italy, summer 2013, where she also exhibited her work. Prince had a solo show Here, There and Everywhere at Vassar College, November 2013; her work was included in Other Worlds at Chelsea’s Skylight Gallery and she had a show Force of Nature at SUNY Ulster’s Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, 2014. Lily Prince had the distinction of being chosen to participate in Draftsmen’s Congress, a residency with international artists, March 2014 at New York’s The New Museum and had work in the Weatherspoon Museum’s prestigious Works on Paper Biennial, 2014. Prince will be having her first solo museum show in Naples, Florida in 2016.
Lily Prince’s work has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, the Newark Star Ledger, New American Paintings, San Francisco Weekly, The Bloomsbury Review, Rain Taxi, and Jewish Currents Magazine. Chronogram magazine published Prince’s work, December 2013 and she has done the cover painting and inside art for the 2nd issue and the inaugural issue of the literary journal Crossborder, 2013. A catalogue of her drawings The Ten Plagues was published, with poems by David Shapiro, by The Paterson Museum. Prince has lectured widely, including at Yale, Vassar, Cornell, RISD’s European Honors Program, Pratt and at Fulcrum Gallery in New York for the Artists Talk on Art series (televised on Manhattan TV). Prince was interviewed on WVKR radio December, 2013 for their cultural currents show. She has also \ppeared on the radio at WBAI and WAMC, among others. Lily Prince lives in NY and is an Associate Professor at William Paterson University. Critic, poet and art historian David Shapiro has written about Prince's work for the catalogue Paper Point Blank: She seems to have a learned scattering, the carefulness that?counts, and the multiple humors of the body. It is easy to discern a Tantric centering that might also be part of the heritage of her essential syncretism. These richly colored works speak of a bold mysticity. But the balance and Eros of the work is strange and strongly painterly, and strong too its reliance on a devastating doubleness of vision. In Prince, one is observing both the pleasures of observation and a severe and principled devotion to abstraction.