Jennifer Lillis

Jennifer Lillis (b. 1989) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, teacher, and administrator based in Northern Virginia. She received her MFA in Visual Art and Technology from George Mason University in 2019, and her BA in Studio Art from Marymount University in 2012. Jennifer is the Gallery Manager at the McLean Project for the Arts, teaches Printmaking at George Mason University, co-producer of Paper Cuts, and founder of the print and book collective ELEMENTS.  

unearth was an installation and dissertation in fulfillment of the MFA program at George Mason University in the Spring of 2019.

Professional Experience

Gallery Manager, McLean Project for the Arts. 2015-2019Coordinating Committee, MPAartfest Artist Liaison. 2016-2019

Adjunct Faculty, Printmaking, George Mason University, Fall 2019

Graduate Lecturer, Printmaking I, George Mason University. Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Instructor, Drawing Basics. McLean Project for the Arts. 2019

Graduate Professional Assistant, Fenwick Gallery 2017-2018

Co-Curator, Call and Response: Fenwick Gallery. 2017, 2018

Art Edititor, So to Speak. 2016

Guest Lecture: Printmaking 101: Fundamentals of Lino-Cuts.  Marymount University February 2016

Art Handler: Washington Project for the Arts: Auction Gala 2016

Exhibitions Assistant: McLean Project for the Arts. 2013-2015 

Exhibition Installer: Arts on the Block, “Lifting off: Teen Artist Making a Difference” Pepco Gallery Washington, D.C. June 2015

Special Events Assistant: McLean Project for the Arts; Spring Benefit 2014, MPAartfest Soiree 2013/2014, MPAartfest 2013/2014

Internship (unpaid): McLean Project for the Arts, Summer/Fall 2012

Gallery Assistant: The Barry Gallery. Marymount University. Spring 2010-2012


2nd Annual Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition: 2ndplace Pythia. February 2012

Exhibitions and Fairs

MFA Thesis Exhibition, unearth, March 26-April 2, 2019. George Mason university school of art. Fairfax, Va

DC Art Book Fair, with ELEMENTS, National Museum of Women in the Arts. Washington, DC. July 2019

Richmond Art Book Fair, with ELEMENTS, Studio TwoThree. Richmond, VA. April, 2019

Pyramid Art Book Fair, with ELEMENTS Hyattsville, MD. 2018

Current Art Book Fair.with ELEMENTS Richmond, Va. 2018

Slipstream Coffee To-Go cup design (12 oz. 16 oz. & sleeve) 40,000 cups printed

Banner Art Project: hosted by Historic Manassas, Inc. Manassas, VA. April 2015

Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Over the Edge: Paperwork Unbound Exhibition. (Part I and Part II) Brooklyn, NY. October 2014- January 2015 

Anacostia Arts Center, “Cheap Thrills.” Washington, D.C. September 2014