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Associate Professor of 2D Art
Fine Arts Visual Arts
Lily Kuonen holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting from University of Central Arkansas. At Jacksonville University, Kuonen is Assistant Professor of Foundations and 2D Art. Recently, she was the Featured Artist for the Highway Gallery exhibiting works on 26 digital billboards as a public art experiment launched by Florida Mining Gallery and Clear Channel. Her work has been exhibited at; BOCA Museum of Art, FL; The Arlington Arts Center, VA; The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, FL; Herman Maril Gallery, MD; The Fuller Projects, IN; Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, SC; and SCAD Gallery, Hong Kong. Kuonen regularly presents lectures at conferences including the Foundations Art Theory and Education (FATE) Conference, the Southeastern College Art (SECAC) Conference, and Integrative Teaching International (ITI). Kuonen has been the recipient of an Emerging Educator Fellowship, been featured in the Educator’s Showcase, and contributed to “Contemporary Learning Communities” in the Future Forward: Foundations Now publication from ITI. She has received a Target Professional Development Grant and both an Artist Grant and a Work Exchange Grant as an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center. Recently, she facilitated, directed, and set designed the third act in a hybrid Collaborative Performance Project launched by the College of Fine Arts at JU entitled Generations.