Virginia Center for Creative Arts: An Illustrated Journal
I was thrilled to be accepted as a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in the summer of 2014. My only concern was the relatively short term of my residency there--11 days. Little did I know that those 11 days were to prove as productive as several months in my home studio. The opportunity to focus solely on my creative process was a luxury that allowed me to develop ideas that had been waiting years for me to finally address. It was liberating.
Nor did I foresee the immense impact that the community of fellows would have on my work. Aside from working on three new installation projects, I also spent an hour or so every evening illustrating a personal journal in order to visually record memorable moments.
Lilianne Milgrom’s art is influenced and informed by her multicultural background. Milgrom is a painter, sculptor, and film-maker who gravitates towards themes of social and political import, though she often uses humor to full advantage in order to convey her artistic message. Her work is characterized by a careful balance of aesthetics and concept. She has exhibited extensively in local and international galleries and museums and her works appear in both private and institutional collections.
The Virginia Center for Creative Arts has received regular support from the NEA including an Art Works grant this past spring. You can learn about the NEA's fall round of grant funding here.