Lily Wai Brennan is a craft-based multidisciplinary artist from Buffalo, NY and is currently based in Eugene, OR. She received her BFA from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and a current MFA Candidate at the University of Oregon, anticipating graduation in 2023. Lily’s work has been shown in commercial and university gallery exhibitions across the United States and is held by private collections throughout the nation. She had taken an interest in textiles and crafts in her early youth, being raised by her Chinese mother, a retired textile artist, who often used her talents as translations for affection. Lily’s comfort in materiality juxtaposes her darker subject matter, where they collide as an intimate desire for escapism related to trauma, queerness, relationships, and socio-political culture.
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