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Lily Kuonen holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting from University of Central Arkansas. At Jacksonville University, Kuonen is Assistant Professor of Foundations. She received a Target Professional Development in 2011, multiple Faculty Development and Research Grants from Jacksonville University, and was recently awarded an Art Ventures: Individual Artist Grant from The Community Foundation in Northeast Florida. Kuonen also received an Artist Grant and a Work Exchange Grant as an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2011. Solo exhibitions of her work include; Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL; Bogard Storefront, Charleston, SC; Fahm Gallery, Savannah, GA; and Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including; Lovey Town, WI; Alexander Brest Gallery, FL; Non-Fiction Gallery, GA; BOCA Museum of Art, FL; The Arlington Arts Center, VA; The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, FL; Herman Maril Gallery, MD; The Fuller Projects, IN; Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, SC; and SCAD Gallery, Hong Kong. Kuonen regularly presents lectures at conferences including the Foundations Art Theory and Education (FATE) Conference, the Southeastern College Art (SECAC) Conference, and Integrative Teaching International (ITI). She also contributes exhibition reviews for regional publications including BURNAWAY Magazine in Atlanta, GA. Recently, she facilitated, directed, and set designed the third act in a hybrid collaborative, performance, installation project launched by the College of Fine Arts at JU entitled Generations. Kuonen was also the Featured Artist for the Highway Gallery that exhibited works on 26 digital billboards in Jacksonville, FL as a public art experiment launched by Florida Mining Gallery and Clear Channel in 2012.



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