Liliya Lifanova (American, born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 1983) lives and works in New York. A multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses performance, painting, drawing and sculpture, she received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL (2010), and is a Fulbright Scholarship recipient (2011-2012). Lifanova has been an artist-in-residence at Gridchinhall Artist Residency, Moscow, Russia (2012), Triangle Arts Association, New York (2013), and more recently at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE and Artist’s Alliance, New York (both in 2015). Recent exhibitions include: Rumour from Ground Control, Rooster Gallery Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Pixel, Elga Wimmer Contemporary, New York, NY; It’s a Bored Nation, Kunsthalle Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Arte al Centro, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy; Victory of Caïssa. Homage to Marcel Duchamp, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia; Anatomy is Destiny, Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, MO; Artists Choose Artists, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Untitled, Harper’s Books Gallery, East Hampton, NY. Her work is included in the Permanent Collection of the US Embassy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, US Department of State, and in several private collections.