Thread on fabric
Maria Guillen, Morelia Feminicida, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist
Lily Guillen is a visual artist who primarily works with photography and embroidery. She is Mexican- born, but was raised in Illinois. She received her MFA in photo media from Wichita State University in 2021. She earned her BA in studio art at Monmouth College in 2018.
Guillen’s work has been shown at numerous exhibitions, including the Salina Biennial at the Salina Art Center in Salina, KS, and #NewVisions2020 at the Texas Photographic Society in Coppell, TX. She has won various awards as an emerging artist, including Best in Show at the Elements Multi-Media Competition at the Cadman Gallery at Wichita State University and Third Place in the Facing Forward exhibition at the Light Art Space in Silver City, New Mexico. She was recently selected to participate in an artist residency with the Brashnar Creative Project in Skopje, North Macedonia.