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2008     MFA Painting, American University

2003     BFA Drawing and Painting, California College of Arts and Crafts and University of San Francisco

Areas of Specialization: Drawing, Embroidery, Installation, Photography


2013                Senior Lead Instructor, Galileo Learning; Painting and Comic Books, Summer

2012                Lead Instructor, Galileo Learning; Digital Photography, Painting and Cartooning, Summer

                        Adjunct Faculty, Montgomery College, Drawing 101, Spring

                        Adjunct Faculty, Northern Virginia Community College; beginning, intermediate and advanced drawing,  



2011 - 2012     Adjunct Faculty, College of Southern Maryland; beginning, intermediate and advanced drawing and painting 

2010                Curator, Fathom Gallery, Washington, DC

                        Assistant Director, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC


2008 - 2010     Director/Assistant Director, Project 4, Washington, DC

2007 - 2009     Art Curriculum Writer, Galileo Learning; Modern, Ancient Egyptian and African Art 

2006 - 2008     Teaching Assistant, American University, Studio Experience, Fall 2006 and 2007

                        Teaching Assistant, American University, Advanced Painting, Spring 2007 and 2008

2007                Senior Lead Art Instructor, Galileo Learning, Summer 2007

2005 - 2006     Lead Art Instructor, Galileo Learning, Summers

2006                Interning Artist in Residence, Leap... Imagination in Learning, Spring 2006




2011               Honorarium, Transformer, Washington, DC

2008               Artist Fellowship Grant, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

                       Honorarium, Transformer, Washington, DC

2007               Mellon Research Grant

2006 - 2008    Graduate Merit Scholarship, American University





2011     Double Dare Ya, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC

2008     Live to Tell (collaboration with Graham Childs), Meat Market Gallery, Washington, DC

2006     Friends of Mine (with Katie Taft), Cruz Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

             Don't Forget to Listen, Hotel Biron, San Francisco, CA

2005     Oddball Gallery, Portland, OR

2004     Ver Unica, San Francisco, CA

2003     Bruce Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002     Bruce Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001     Art Show!, Bruce Gallery, San Francisco, CA



2013     Against the Bias, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC

​2011     You Are Here: Washington, DC, Dorian Grey Gallery, New York, NY

             8th Annual Transformer Auction, invitational, Washington, DC

             Adjunct Faculty Exhibition, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD

2010     Sew Me Up (curated by Susan Jamison), Dialogue Gallery, Roanoke, VA

             7th Annual Transformer Auction, invitational, Washington, DC

2009     Hand of Fate, Red Dirt Studio, Mt. Rainier, MD

2008     Aqua Wynwood, with Project 4, Miami, FL

             5th Annual Transformer Auction, invitational, Washington, DC

             BOX 13 ArtSpace, invitational, Huston, TX

             Hot, Sizzling Art, invitational, Katzen Art Center

             Here & Now (collaboration with Graham Childs), invitational, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC

             Proximity, Katzen Art Museum, Washington, DC

2007     Aqua Wynwood, with Meat Market Gallery, Miami, FL

             Other, Katzen Art Museum, Washington, DC

             Performance Week, invitational, Meat Market Gallery, Washington, DC

             Sketch Tuesday (curated by Kelly Tunstall), 111 Minna, San Francisco

2006     Business Minded, invitational, Renowned Gallery, Portland, OR

             Works on Paper , invitational, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2005     Another Witty Remark, invitational, Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             Urban Bird II, invitational, Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             The Secret Robot Project, invitational, Idle Hand Tattoo Studio, San Francisco, CA

2004     The Night is Black and White (curated by Alika Cooper), San Francisco, CA

             Urban Crush, invitational, Belcher Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             Witty Remarks, invitational, 1333 Bush, San Francisco, CA

             Bay Area Emerging Artists (curated by Jeremy Chase Sanders), 710 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

2003     Taste Test (curated by Kelly Lynn Jones), Umbrella Gallery, Oakland, CA

             A Delicate Balance (juried by Richard Kamler), Thacher Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002     Thresholds (juried by Fr. Thomas Lucas, S.J.), Thacher Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001     One Big Step, Club Indochine, San Francisco

             A.U.R.A.L., Club Bas, San Francisco, CA           



Mark Jenkins, "Lily deSaussure", Washington Post, January 12, 2012

NBC's LXTV 1st Look featuring Transformer Gallery and "Double Dare Ya", aired January 14, 2012​​

Kimberly Bender, "Lily deSaussure's 'Double Dare Ya' at  Transformer", DCist, December 2011

"Preview and Curated Q&A: You Are Here: Washington, DC at Dorian Grey Gallery", Curated Magazine, October 13, 2011

Kriston Capps, "DC2NY: The Exhibit", Washington City Paper, September 13, 2011

Ryma Chikhoune, "Meet the Gallery Girls Part 2", Brightest Young Things, interview, April 7, 2010

Philippa P.B. Hughes, "Ecstatic Chromatic", DC Modern Luxury, December 2009

Kriston Capps, "Here and Now", Sculpture Magazine, January/February 2009 (Vol. 28, No. 1)

Maura Judkis, "Closed Call", Washington City Paper, May 23 - 29, 2008 (Vol. 28, No. 21)

Kriston Capps, "City Shutters Art Space, Locks Up Goldfish Inside", DCist, May 20, 2008

Studio Visit Magazine (juried by Carl Belz), Fall 2008 Edition

Lana Stephens, "'Chromophobia' at Meat Market Gallery", Artifice, February 21, 2008



1999     University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2008     Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC (with Kristen Hileman)
             Imaging Memory, American University, Washington, DC
2009     Project 4, Washington, DC 
2010     Project 4, Washington, DC

2011     Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC (artist talk in conjunction with Double Dare Ya)​

2015     Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts​



2015     Arrowmont Pentaculum, Gatlinburg, TN 

2009     Red Dirt Studio, Mt. Rainier, MD



2009 & 2010 Auction Artist Nominating Committee, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC


College Art Association

Artists Advisory Group, Gateway Community Development Corporation, Brentwood, MD


2010 - present

2010 - present

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