Lily Mae Martin is a visual artist born in Melbourne. She graduated from VCA in 2008 with a BFA in Drawing. She was awarded the Lionel Gell travelling scholarship and went to Berlin, where she spent a number of years refining her technical practice. Since returning to Australia, her work has been widely exhibited and highly commended in a number of prizes. Her recent exhibitions include Drawing, all the time (solo, 2016), Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, and New Drawings (2016), Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne. She was a finalist for the 2016 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat; winner of the 2016 Ursula Hoff Institute Emerging Artist Acquisitive Art Award in the National Works on Paper exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; and shortlisted for the 2016 Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery.

Lily Mae’s distinctive style is influenced by the mark-making of etching and the layering techniques of master painters, and characterised by delicate and detailed cross-hatching with a fine pen. She is represented by Scott Livesey Galleries, Armadale, and currently resides in Regional Victoria.

Lily Mae Martin, ( b. 1983, Australia )
lilymaemartin@gmail.com | lilymaemartin.com
Represented by Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

Education:
Victorian College of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing 2008

Selected Exhibitions:

2016
The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) 2016, Grafton NSW
Drawing, All The Time ( solo ), Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, AUS
Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery AUS
National Works on Paper, MPRG AUS
Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat AUS
New Drawings ( solo ), Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne AUS

2015
Manning Art Prize 2015, Taree AUS
The Salon, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne AUS

2014
Twenty Fourteen, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne AUS
Benalla Nude, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla AUS
Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat AUS

2013
Personae, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne AUS
Big and Small – Paintings by Melbourne Artists, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne AUS

2012
Gallery One, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne AUS
Far From Home (solo), Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat AUS
Brutally Beautiful (solo), NEONCHOCOLATE Gallery, Berlin GER

Awards & Scholarships:
Finalist The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) 2016
Finalist Paul Guest Drawing Prize 2016
Winner Ursula Hoff Institute Emerging Artist Acquisitive Art Award 2016
Finalist National Works on Paper 2016
Finalist Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2016
Finalist Manning Art Prize 2015
Finalist Benalla Nude Prize 2014 ( highly commended )
Finalist Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2014
Commonwealth Education Scholarship 2008
Steve Cox Drawing Prize 2008
Lionel Gell Traveling Scholarship 2008
Ignition: NAVA Prize for Professional Practice 2008

Works held in private collections in Germany, USA, NZ, China and Australia

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