January 2013 Educators Showcase: Lily Kuonen


Lily Kuonen is Assistant Professor of Foundations at Jacksonville University in FL. She received her MFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has had solo exhibitions at the Historic Arkansas Museum, Fahm Gallery in Savannah, GA and recently at Bogard Storefront in Charleston, SC. Her works have been included in exhibitions at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, FL; the Herman Maril Gallery at University of Maryland; Fuller Projects at Indiana University; Florida Mining Gallery, Jacksonville, FL; Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC; SCAD Gallery, Hong Kong; and Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA. She received an Emerging Educator Fellowship from ITI for ThinkTank 7. Recently, her work was selected for 26 digital billboards across the city of Jacksonville for the month of September as the Featured Artist for the Highway Gallery, a partnership between Florida Mining Gallery and Clear Channel.


Lily Kuonen Portfolio

Two Gather, 2012
Acrylic, canvas threads, and canvases
72 x 20 x 14”















Canvases, ratchet straps, florescent lights, and pressure
18 x 18 x 18” with variable installation height


Portray, 2012
Acrylic on mirrors with canvases
Dimensions variable



Assignment - Drawing Pen Pals

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Drawing Pen Pals - Student Examples