Lily Koto Olive is an Australian-born, Brooklyn-based artist and writer. After working in the music industry, she hightailed it to graduate school at the New York Academy of Art for painting where she is currently finishing her last year of the MFA program. She has exhibited her work at RH Gallery, Sloan Fine Arts, HERE Arts Center, ISE Cultural Foundation and Gallery Bar in NYC, Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, and Marketplace Gallery in Albany, NY. In the Summer of 2013, she will attend the Pilotenkueche artist residency in Leipzig, Germany.
She began to write critically about art in 2010 for the site Art-Rated.Com, which she co-founded. Lily is also a contributing writer for The Brooklyn Rail.