Lily Cox-Richard was awarded the BFA with High Distinction in Jewelry/Metal Arts from California College of the Arts, San Francisco and the MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Lily has contributed to many Group Exhibits in the United States, Austria, Germany and Puerto Rico, and has had 17 Solo Exhibitions since 2001. Lily has had recent exhibitions at Hirschl & Adler in New York, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, the Poor Farm in Manawa, Wisconsin, and Kompact Living Space in Berlin. She won the Smithsonian Artist in Research Fellowship, Washington DC in 2012 and has been awarded the Long Prize, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX in 2010, the Eliza Prize, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX and the Milos Chlupác Fellowship, Salzburg International Summer Academy of Art both in 2009. Lily’s diverse projects have included indoor and outdoor installations (Fruiting Bodies, 2011) and interventions (Strike, 2012), individual sculptures presented as part of a conceptual group (Rapt, 2009), and self-published books (Thicket, 2013). Her media ranges from carved plaster, to cast resin, fiberglass and found objects. "Uniting these disparate projects is the artist’s exacting representational skill, careful attention to craft, and investment in an object’s phenomenological presence" (Kristina Olson, ARTPULSE, 2015). Lily is currently an Artist-in-Residence in Neuroaesthetics at the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston.