Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa - sensitive matters...
LILY LIHTING LI KOSTRZEWA
 
1965 Born in Taitung, Taiwan
 
Education
1997 MFA, Central Michigan University (Outstanding Graduate Student of the year '96)
1992 MA, Central Michigan University
1990 Studies at Ohio State University and Columbus Art Center, Ohio
1987 BFA, National Taiwan Normal University

Residencies
1994 Kremser Literaturforum Summer Arts Residency, Krems, Austria
1991 Artist Residency as Chinese painting Instructor, Lake Forest College, IL
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
  • Gallery NauArt, June 30 - July 12, C/Espronceda nº 154, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
  • Dean's Office Invitational Show, College of Education and Human Services, Central Michigan University, Nov, 2016 - Feb, 2017, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2016
  • Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commision Invitational Show, Anderse Enrichment Center, Sep 1 - Oct 28, Saginaw, MI
  • Dream along dream path, Prima Civitas Foundation, Michigan State University, Jan 28 - Apr 28, East lansing, MI
2015
  • Connections: The Arts, Climate and People, September, Mt. Pleasant City Hall
  • Lily Kostrzewa Exhibition by MI Art Share, Feb. 2 - May 1, MEDC (Michigan Economic Development Corporation), Lansing, MI 
2013
  • "In The Blink Of An Eye" East/West Cross-Cultural ArtUniversity Library, Sept. 10 - Oct. 28, Central Michigan University, MI
  • Windy City Great Lakes, Old Town Art Center, July 20 - Sept. 4, Chicago, IL
  • Art Night, Gingko Tree Inn, May 30, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Childhood, Girlhood, Adulthood, LK studio and gallery, March 7, Mt. P., MI
2012
  • Lily Kostrzewa: Art presentation at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Half the Sky - Women's rights are human rights, Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, MI
  • Lily Kostrzewa: Art presentation, Amman, Jordan
  • Lily Kostrzewa: Cherry Blossoms, Women's Medical Center of McLaren Hospital - Central Michigan, MI
  • Lily Kostrzewa: Chinese Scenery - China, a View from the Clouds, Diversity Center, Central Michigan University, MI
2011
  • Great Lake Cherry Blossoms, Art Reach Gallery of Mid-Michigan, MI
  • Nude – 2011 Contemporary Art Series, Reo Town Art Alley, MI
  • It’s Pure Michigan, Michigan Welcome Center, Clare, MI
  • Lily Kostrzewa: Paintings, Midland Senior Center, MI
2010
  • Lily Kostrzewa: Paintings, Coleman Senior Center, MI
  • Journey in life, Midland Town Center, MI
  • Somewhere in Time, Midland Community Center, MI
  • A Unique Cross-Cultural Art, Midland Resort, MI
2001
  • Lily Kostrzewa: Paintings, Art Reach Gallery of Mid-Michigan, MI
1994
  • Scenery of Krems, Kremser Literature Forum Center, Austria
1992
  • Master of Arts in Design Graduation Solo Exhibition, Central Michigan University, MI
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017
  • ART BUSAN 2017, June 2-5, 2017, BEXCO HALL 1, Art Busan Fair in South Korea, Busan, Korea 48214. www.artbusankorea.com,The booth # C-26, represented by the gallery STEINER, Vienna, Austria
  • Marziart International Galerie, April - May, 2017, Hamburg, Germany
2016
  • Spectrum Miami of the Miami art week, Dec. 1-4, by the ArtBox Gallery of Switzerland at #211.
  • Contemporaries at Uffizi, Nov. 10-13, the famous room of Pier Scheraggio inside the Uffizi Gallery 
  • Shanghai Art Fair, #B88a, November 3-6, 2016 represented by the gallery Steiner of Vienna, Austria
  • Artwalk Central at the University Gallery of Central Michigan University
  • ArtPrize8 -features a 15 feet long mural "dream along dream path" of Michigan’s four seasons scenery at 5/3 bank downtown Grand Rapids, MI
  • Lansing Art Gallery, Pop Up Art Special Edition, June - Aug., Lansing, MI
  • Lansing Public Art Project, summer, Lansing, MI
  • Group show of selected artists by Michigan Art Share, Prima Civitas Foundation, East Lansing, MI
  • Biennial of the Brenta Riviera, Land of Gondola, April, Villa Valier, Venice, Italy
2015
  • ArtPrize7 – Grand Rapids Government center, “Urban Interweave Series”, Grand Rapids, MI
  • SIGNS & SYMBOLS, Grosse Pointe Art Center, September 4 - 25, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Art Walk Central, August, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • AthensArt International Arts Festival in Oropos/Greece, August, Greece
  • Asian Artists' Exchange Exhibit, Diversity and Multicultural Center of Central Michigan University, March - April, Mt. Pleasant, MI  
2014
  • ArtPrize6 – Grand Rapids Community College Spectrum Theater Lobby, “Oriental Red Series”, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Selected group exhibit "the Neighborhood Landscape" at the DeVos Place, July 1- September 3, Grand Rapids, MI 
  • Selected group exhibit "Pink gets Red" at Galleria D'arte D'adamo, June 28 - July, Via Ravenna, 80, Pescara, Italy
  • Selected group exhibit, Identity, The Women's Caucus for Art National competition vs. Gallery Nine5, NYC, NY
2013
  • Selected group exhibit, Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, The Women's Caucus for Art National call vs. Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 
  • EWNS Art Project, Unrestrained Inspiration, 2013 - 2014, Paris, France
  • Scope Miami Beach 2013, December 4 -8, Miami, FL
  • A Single Grain of Rice, Gallery Metanoia, November 1-14, Paris, France
  • ArtPrize, the BOB, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  •  "Mostra di Selezione 10° Biennale d'Art Internazionale di Roma" (Show Selection 10th International Art Biennale in Rome), SMART Gallery, operated by the City of Fiorenzuola d’Arda for its cultural event, June 22 – 29, Italy
  • Story of the Creative Exhibition, Angel Orensanz Foundation, July 25 -Sept, 10, NYC, NY
  • Women's Rights: An Artist's Perspective exhibition by UnitedWomen.org, May 
2012
  • Scope Miami 2012 International Contemporary Art Show - 1001 Artists Project, Dec. 4 - 9, 2012, Miami, FL
  • Great Lakes Small Works, Great Lake 8 states juried exhibition, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • ArtPrize, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • All Area Exhibition, Studio 23/The Arts Center, Bay City, Michigan
  • Art Walk Central, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
  • Friendship through Art Can Change the World, Odessa Art Museum, Ukraine 
  •  AthensArt Odysseia – The Culture Heritage of Naxos, Greece, the Municipality of Naxos, Greece 
  • Detroit Artists market Garden Art Show
  • Five-person Exhibition - Art in the Heart of City, Saginaw Art Museum, MI
  • Paintings, 4 Art Gallery of Zhou B Art Center, Chicago
2011
  • Fragments of Stories between the History, Historical Museum of Infantry, Rome, Italy
  •  ArtPrize - a Radically Open Competition, Minty Keen, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 7 x 11, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, MI
  • Lansing Street Art Exhibition, Michigan Selected Artists, Lansing Art Gallery, MI
  •  Japan Earthquake Philanthropic Exhibition, UNESCO Art Gallery at Athens, Greece
  • International Art Expo New York City, Pier 94, NY
  • Toronto East Community Art Program Exhibition, Ben Navaee Gallery, Canada
2010
  • Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, CA
  • Gaylord Area Council for the Arts 8th Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibit, MI
  • State of the Arts 2010 Annual Michigan Juried Art Exhibit, Saginaw Township Hall, MI
2009
  • Mid-Michigan Artists Group Show, Healing Art Gallery, Midland Hospital, MI
  • Midland Artists Group Show, Northwood University, Midland, MI
  • Outdoors in Michigan, Michigan Welcome Center, Clare, MI
  • State of the Arts 2009 Annual Michigan Juried Art Exhibit, Saginaw Township Hall, MI
  •  Two-person Exhibition, Midland Senior Center, Midland, MI
2008
  • 10th Anniversary Best of the Best Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE
  • Hibiscus Children’s Center 1th Juried Art Traveling Exhibitions, Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, FL
1998
  • Faculty 1998, Contemporary Gallery, Marywood University, PA
1997
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, MI
  • Faculty 1997, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University University, MI
1996
  • Faculty 1996, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University University, MI
1992
  • 34th Annual Mid-Michigan Art Exhibition, Dow Center of Arts, Midland, MI
1991
  • Five-person Exhibition - the Way We Are, Hsinchu Culture Center, Taiwan
 
Selected Publication
2017 
  •  New art Examiner, UK
2016 
  •  New Art Examiner, Chicago
2015 
  •  Art Platform New York City‏
2014
  • Con Corso Buenos Aires VI, Milano, Italy
  • Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, The Women's Caucus for Art, US
  • The best Modern and Contemporary Artists, Critical review by Salvatore Russo in Italian and English, Effetto Arte Editore, Roma, Italy‏
2013
  • Hidden Treasure Art Magazine, London, UK
  • Women's Rights: An Artist's Perspective, Unitewomen.org
  • Effetto Arte, Febbraio 2013, Annuario d"Arte Contemporanea artisti a cura di Vittorio Sgarbi, Rome, Italy
  • I Segnalati a cura di Salvatore Russo, Rome, Italy
  • Studio Visit Magazine, The open Studio Press, Boston
2012
  • Art Takes Times Square, NYC
  • Studio Visit Magazine, The Open Studio Press, Boston
  • Review Magazine, Saginaw, MI
  • Chicago Art Magazine
  • Worlds of Art Magazine, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto
  • Important World Artists, WWAB, CA
  • The Art in America Annual Guide, New Art Center, NY
2011
  • International Dictionary of Artists, WWAB, CA
  • Chicago Art Magazine: November New Artists, IL
  • Worlds of Art Magazine, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto
2010
  • International Contemporary Artist 1, I.C.A. Publishing, NY
2009
  • Worldnews.com, WN Network, Globe
 
Selected Reviews and Features
  • Field, "Mt. Pleasant artist to host open house at studio", 3/2/13 Morning Sun News
  • Staff, "Art exhibit on women's rights to open in Lansing", 8/4/12 The Washington Examiner 
  • Staff, "Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame", 8/1/12 Smithsonian Magazine
  • DeVos Place Convention Center, "Mount Pleasant Artist Lily Kostrzewa Featuring at DeVos Place Convention Center :September 19th and runs through October 7, 2012.", 9/18/12 Fine Art Magazine
  • Staff, "First Sunday Gallery Walk". 8/1/12 Lansing CityPulse
  • Satayut, "Local Artist Has Work on Display in Rome", 11/27/11 Morning Sun News, (front cover)
  • Satayut, "M.P. Artist Has Display at ArtPrize", 9/30/11 Morning Sun News, (front cover)
  • Satayut, "New Exhibits on Display at Art Reach", 8/12/11 Morning Sun News, (front cover)
  • Fisher, "Kostrzewa Display Work at Art Reach", 8/1/11 Morning Sun News, 5A
  • Honors, "Local artist honored with New York Art Exhibit", 4/29/11 Morning Sun News, 5A
 
Collections
  • Private collection, Chicago, IL
  • Private collection, Long Island, NY
  • Private collection, Los Angeles, CA
  • Private collection, Wheaton, IL
  • Private collection, Detroit, MI
  • Private collection, Northville, MI
  • Private collection, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Private collection, Holland, MI
  • Private collection, Mount Pleasant, MI
 
Awards and Grant
  • 2016 fiscal year grant recipient of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • Winner of ArtSlant 3 run 2014 Showcase competition in Abstract category, ArtSlant is #1 contemporary art network globally. 
  • Winner of ArtSlant 1 run 2014 Showcase competition in Abstract category.
  • Finalist of the international art competition "Unrestrained Inspiration", EWNS Art Project, Paris, France
  • Special Recognition of 10th Anniversary Best of the Best Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE, 2008
  • Special Recognition of the 8 th Annual Abstraction International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE, 2006
  • Logo Designer for College of Communication and Fine Arts of CMU, MI, 1998
  • Honorable Mention of Achievements in International Education, National Office of Phi Beta Delta, CA, 1997
  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, Office of Minority Affairs, CMU, MI, 1996
  • Outstanding Award of Merit at Midland Dow Center of Arts, 34th annual Mid-Michigan Art Exhibition by Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, 1992
 
Public Art Commission
  • 1st edition of Pop-up special billboard design for the city center Washington Square of Lansing, Lansing, MI, 2016
  • Designing the Campaign Projects for the Isabella County Community Recreation Sporty Center, eventually was named "Morey Courts", Mt. Pleasant, MI, 1996
  • Designing the Mabel Sidewalk for the New Harbor State Park in Hwalien, Taiwan, 1990
 
Published Article
  • Art Review of Grand Rapids Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Richmond  Center of Visual Arts at Kalamazoo, MI, New Art Examiner magazine, Volume 31, Issue 3, 2016, Volume 31, Issue 5, 2017
  • "From the East to the West, My Evolution as an Artist", MFA Thesis, Park Liberary, Central Michigan University, 1997
 
Teaching
  • 2015 Summer School Instructor, Kendall College of Art and Design, MI
  • 1997-98 Assistant Professor, Marywood University, PA
  • 1995-97 Instructor, Central Michigan University, MI
  • 1991 Summer School Instructor, Lake Forest College, IL
  • 1987-90 Director/Teacher of Art Education of Hwalien County, Taiwan
 
Curatorial Projects
  • Asian Art Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, MI, 1996
  • Chinese Master Artist Exhibition - Shi Yu, Multi-Cultural Center, Central Michigan University, MI, 1997
  • Contemporary Artists’ Exhibition, Hsin-chu Cultural Center, Taiwan, 1991
 

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