The Art of Photomontage
Lilian Day Thorpe graduated from George Stevens Academy in 2009. She went on to become an accomplished photomontage artist, currently residing in Brooklyn, N.Y. We are pleased to showcase Lilian’s artwork.
Lilian received her B.F.A. in Photography from Pratt Institute in 2014. She then earned her M.S. in the History of Art and Design from Pratt in 2017. Today, Lilian’s artwork is represented by two galleries: Courthouse Gallery Fine Art (Ellsworth, Maine) and Green Lion Gallery (Lyme, N.H.). In 2015, she was named an Avant Guardian winner by Surface Magazine. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States and globally. Lilian currently serves as the associate director of Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York.
In Lilian’s own words, “I manipulate and digitally collage my own film photography to create textural montages. The results suggest fictional landscapes that appear simultaneously painterly and photographic. My process engages and explores the contradiction of using a digital medium to evoke tangible, analog sensitivities.”
The serene compositions created by Lilian Day Thorpe are inspired by her love of, and need for, quietness. Guided by her instinctive proclivity toward introspection, Lilian’s scenes offer a respite from an otherwise loud world.
Thank you, Lilian, for sharing your photomontages with us!
Note: This piece was originally shared in the spring issue of GSA Matters with three of Lilian’s works of art. We are pleased to share photomontages here that are not in the magazine.