Lily Stockman (b. 1982, Providence; works in Los Angeles. MFA NYU 2013, BA Harvard 2006.) Stockman’s work combines her affinity for environmentalstudies with her reverence for the language of American abstract painters of thetwentieth century: Milton Avery’s New England coastline, Agnes Martin’s desertsouthwest, and Billy Al Bengston’s Los Angeles, to name a few. Stockman’spaintings amalgamate subconscious ideas into her own visual language, whichfeatures symmetrical, voluptuous shapes that are drawn from nature and givehints to plants, birds, and places. Stockman creates her works flat on sawhorsesand builds them up layer by layer, using various oils and thinning solvents tomanipulate the opacity of each coat of paint. Stockman’s use of color and shape draws on her lifelong affinityfor horticulture, agriculture, and environmental studies. With respect to her exploration of the floating figurein a delineated space, as well as her light touch and confident freehand line, she is influenced by significanttime spent in Mongolia as an apprentice in Buddhist thangka painting and a year spent in Jaipur studying miniature painting. Stockman has exhibited with Cheim & Read in New York, Timothy Taylor inLondon, and Regen Projects in Los Angeles.