2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2006 The School of the Art Institute Chicago, MFA Photography
2004 University of Arizona, Tucson BA Creative Writing, Art History minor
2003 University of Arizona, Tucson BFA Photography

2010 – 2009 was a rough year. Thomas Robertello Gallery
2009 I kicked a dog. Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2008 I throw myself at men. Thomas Robertello Gallery
2007 Lilly invites you to watch the sunset with her – Roger Smith Lab Gallery NY (performance)

Indweller – Archer Gallery, Clark College – Vancouver, WA
Framed – Indianapolis Museum of Art, curators Lisa Freiman and Sarah Green
Love Sick – Stills Gallery Paddington, Australia
Gravity Buffs – Thomas Robertello Gallery
Lodz Photo Festival, Lodz, Poland
8th International Photographic Triennial – Tampere, Finland.
Every Man For Himself/God Against All – White Flag Projects St Louis, curated by Hesse McGraw
Out of the Blue, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA
Eat It (the festival), Collective: Unconscious, New York, NY
The Bees: Something Swarming Something, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
Capricious Magazine Issue #6
Free Rein/Full Play: New Chicago Photography Ellen Curlee Gallery, St Louis, MO
Biennial Exhibition – Air Gallery NY, NY
I Got Here First – Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA
The Singer Sucks… but the Band; Finding the Good in an Otherwise Dimsal World – MASS Views Video Series, Blue Theater Austin, TX
WPA/C’s Experimental Media Series – Cowboys, Clich├ęs, Codes, and Conspiracies, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Sisyphean desires, systems and devices, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Golden Girls: Fantasies, Utopias and Alter Egos, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Missed Connections, Hokin Gallery, Chicago, IL
Red Balloon To Do, Olive Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Wish/Alchemy, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Extremely Shorts: Eight, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
Mash Up, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Video Heart, Modern Formations Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Selfish, Project Space, Chicago, IL
Cross Cuts, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
My Secret Valentine, Skyline Gallery, Chicago, IL
Last Show, Flash Gallery, Tucson AZ
Locations, Lionel Romback Gallery Solo Exhibition, Tucson AZ
ACE, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ PIN UP, Told Walker Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Spring Show, Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Edible Art, Goicaia Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Spring Show, Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ


Lilly McElroy (2010)

Gravity Buffs (2009)

Lilly McElroy (2008)

Selected Bibliography

Today Show Australia

Huffington Post

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC

New Yorker blog

Haaretz Magazine, Israel

Artforum by Lori Waxman

NewCity Art by Kristine Sherred

Artslant by Mia DiMeo

TimeOut Chicago by Candice Weber

Stephanie Burke and Jeriah Hildwine for Chicago Now

Flavorpill by Monica Westin

Bust Magazine

Lilly McElroy interview with Qi Peng of

NewCity by Beatrice Smigasiewicz

TimeOut Chicago by Lauren Weinberg

Artslant by Robyn Farrell Roulo

Art on Paper by James Yood

Modern Painters by Lori Waxman

The Sydney Morning Herald by Richard Jinman

shape + colour by Jeremy Elder


Wall Street Journal

Elle Magazine by Joanna Goddard

Joanna Goddard Blog

Chicago Tribune by Alan Artner

Saatchi Blog

Chicago Free Press by Paul Varnell

NewCity Chicago by Dan Gunn

Daily Candy

Chicago Reader by Kelly McClure


Chicago Journal by Kristin Gehring

David JP Hooker Wordpress



The Year in Pictures by James Danziger

Tyler Green - Modern Art Notes

St Louis Post-Dispatch by David Bonetti (link)

St Louis Post-Dispatch by David Bonetti (text)

NPR by JJ Sutherland

Lilly McElroy

2009 Was a Rough Year

2009 Was a Rough Year

I kicked a dog. 2009

I kicked a dog. 2009

I throw myself at men. 2006 - 2008

I throw myself at men. 2006 - 2008

Locations 2004

Locations 2004

California's Full of Whiskey, Women, and Gold

California's Full of Whiskey, Women, and Gold, 2012


Lilly, 2006

Into a Bed

Into a Bed, 2006

Things from my floor that stuck to my hand

Things from my floor that stuck to my hand, 2005

The Square - After Roberto Lopardo

The Square - After Roberto Lopardo, 2004

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