Anne Lilly


Kinetic sculptor Anne Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perceptions of time, space and self. Her ordered and precisely constructed interactive sculptures move in strikingly organic, fluid and mesmeric ways. Employing opposing modalities -- analytical and intuitive, rational and emotional -- Lilly's sculptures elicit new connections between the physical space outside ourselves and our own private, psychological domain. They are fabricated in machined stainless steel, but require the viewer's touch to initiate movement: pressing clinical qualities against the sensuous response of each piece.

Lilly holds a Bachelor of Architecture, magna cum laude, from Virginia Tech, and has taught at MIT and Massachusetts College of Art. She received the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Grant Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Blanche E. Colman Grant, visiting artist positions at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Art Institute of Boston. Her work was included in a landmark 14-month exhibition of kinetic art at the MIT Museum, and her work has been collected by the DeCordova Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and numerous corporate and private collections internationally. In March 2017, she was the invitational lecturer and guest critic at Lebanese American University, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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