Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa was born in Taiwan in 1965 and studied at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. After twenty-five years in Taiwan, she moved to the United States. Her formal education includes a MFA degree in Modern/Contemporary painting, MA degree in Computer Graphics, BFA degree in Chinese Art and Art Education teaching certificate. Her style of painting is lush, imaginative and cultural with simple brushstrokes exhibiting complicated layers of colors. She has a deep concern for humanity, social justice, and a true love for nature. Through her sensibility she creates art to express Life’s journey, human struggles, as well as the beauty of nature. Her color is expressive from the influence of study in German Expressionism and American Pop Art. Her ink-like brush strokes on her painting are deep rooted in her Chinese culture and the years of training in Chinese Art. She hopes to bring her Chinese Art perspective to modern painting and marry them into a cross-cultural uniqueness. Lily’s paintings have been exhibited in 24 solos and many group exhibitions internationally, including those at Biennial of the Brenta Riviera, Villa Valier, Venice, Italy; Prima Civitas Foundation of Michigan State University; Art Platform NYC; Art Expo NYC; Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC; Art Basel Miami; Zhou B Art Center, Chicago; Michigan Women’s Historical Museum; Old Town Art Center Chicago; Odessa Art Museum, Ukraine; the Historical Museum of Infantry, Rome, Italy; UNESCO Art Gallery, Athens, Greece; Gallery Metanoia, Paris, France and Galleria d’arte, Pescara, Italy. She has created paintings and design for private and public settings for many individuals, businesses and organizations. Lily has taught painting, design and workshops in colleges, public schools and community art centers, including Lake Forest College, IL, Central Michigan University, MI, Marywood University, PA, and Kendall College of Art and Design, MI. Many of her artwork has been published including such books as Art Platform NYC (2015) Con Corso Buenos Aires VI Edizione, Milano, Italy, Identity, The Women's Caucus for Art, US, Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, The Women's Caucus for Art, US(2014) Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective, United Women Org., Birmingham, MI, Effetto Arte: artisti a cura di vittorio Sgarbi(Italy), I Segnalati a cura di Salvatore Russo(Italy), Studio Visit Magazine(2013), the International Dictionary of Artists(2012), the Art in America Annual Guide(2012), International Contemporary artists(2010), Open Studio Magazine(2012), Worlds of Art magazine(2011, 2012) as well as online at Chicago Art Magazine(2011). Lily currently serves as board of trustee for New Art Examiner, the only successful art magazine ever to come out of Chicago, managing Lily Kostrzewa Art Studio and teaches summer school at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI.
Lily Lihting Li's ArtPrize Entries
These are Lily Lihting Li's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Lily Lihting Li's Past Work
These are images of past work that Lily Lihting Li has done.