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Biography 

Lily was born in Mexico City and recently graduated as an Art therapist through the MA in Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University.

 

As an intern art therapist, she worked with individuals and groups of neurodiverse children and adults, empowering their creativity, self-esteem and the development of their social skills. 

 

As an emerging artist, Lily focused her work on photography. During her studies in Art Education, she explored different media for self-expression and promotion of Mental Health Awareness. Lily is also a research enthusiast. She obtained her Bachelor's degree with Honours from UNAM as a Psychologist (2014) and holds a Master's of Science in Music, Mind and Brain from Goldsmiths University of London (2015), where she was part of the interdisciplinary audio-motor research group. Lily completed her first graduate studies as a fellow of the National Council for Science and Technology from Mexico (CONACyT) and Santander-Goldsmith Scholarship.

As a psychologist, Lily has developed research in the fields of neuroaesthetics and music cognition. She was a research assistant in the first Mexican project focused on an interdisciplinary understanding about neuroaesthetics of pre-Hispanic art, "The Brain and Art," which is coordinated by Dr. Francisco Fernández de Miguel and brings together the work of mathematicians, biologists, psychologists, and visual artists, as well as the participation of the visiting public at the Museum of Tlatelolco (CCUT).

 

She has worked and volunteered in cultural management and curatorial projects. Her inclination to the arts has kept her close to the world of photography, actively participating in Photographic University competitions since 2010. In 2012, her photography "El de Bigotes" was selected to be part of the first book of the Mega Ofrendas. She has also been invited to participate in:

Mexican collective exhibitions

Faculty of Psychology, 2011,

Proyecto Cultural Talamuro, 2014,

Galería 124, 2015 and

Galería Oscar Román, 2017

 

and International exhibitions

Square Gallery London, 2016,

The Vaults London, 2017 and

Visual Voice Gallery Montreal, 2019

 

During 2019 Lily was part of the interdisciplinary course: Arts, Society and Neuroscience culminating in a collective exhibition where Lily produced Self-Flow: an ongoing series of Sumi-e style paintings in collaboration with Liam O'Leary. The focus was to convey how O'Leary's research on depression inspired Lily's blood paintings to promote awareness about depression and suicide.  Her current work is focused on landscapes by translating her City Escapes and Land Escapes photographic series into painting. She is also working on portraying endangered animal species. Another ongoing project is a series of portraits about Latin American women in science abroad entitled "SMART: Science, Women, America Latina, Representing Talent", which already encompasses 25 portraits of women developing scientific research in different areas from the neurosciences, astrophysics to philosophy in England, Switzerland and Canada.