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my painting is featured next to Lady Gaga’s high heels!

ART update: In some super exciting art news, my painting “Untouchable” is currently featured in the May/June 2019 edition of New England Home Magazine The piece is mentioned as a design “wow factor” in a feature article within the magazine’s Metropolitan Life section, which focuses on the interior design of my art collector/good friend’s ultra-chic Seaport High Rise in Boston. Listen to me virtually ******squeeeeeee****** as I was told that the designer positioned the painting directly next to a pair of Lady Gaga’s stiletto heels, also on display. The painting itself was created in 2015, during one of my Pilotenkueche art residencies in my studio in Leipzig, Germany, at Halle 14, Spinnerei ( I am so thankful to have the honor of having my painting featured, and collected by such lovely friends. Please take a look at the interior designer’s work as well. Dane is very talented, has a killer eye for aesthetics, and helped shape and create a very unique and special home for the lovely couple.

As part of the international touring group exhibition- Wittgenstein: 1918 – 2018, my work, along with the other participating artists, will be on display for one week in Timisoara, Romania at the Calpe Galleria. The opening night is 11.29.2019, and the show will hang for one week.

Travel Exhibition


 4. Dezember 2018 19 Uhr



Minna Antova, Žarko Aleksić, Ilse Chlan, ​Maria Grün, ​
Agnes Hamvas & Hubert Hasler, Edgar Honetschläger, Yukika Kudo, Frederick and Lilian Kiesler Foundation, Oscar Cueto, Michael Koch, Svetlana Mircheva, NOIMA, Lily Koto Olive, Laurentiu Virgil- SPATARU, Adelina Popnedeleva, Illian Savkov, Franz Wassermann


Minna Antova, Denise Parizek, Oscar Sanchez

WITTGENSTEIN is an interdisciplinary exhibition with educational program
WITTGENSTEIN The curatorial premise focuses on the multi-layered language-based investigations of Ludwig Wittgenstein but more specifically on how his ideas in the 21st-century are interpreted by
mixed media visual artists
WITTGENSTEIN proposes a combination of new media art works,
interventions and performances, installations and new genre works that mirror Wittgenstein´s skills as a philosopher, architect, designer, lover of fine arts and aural experience.
WITTGENSTEIN is a modular travel exhibition. The display of the exhibition is just as variable as the participating curators, artists and their works of art. The destinations can be extended.

In 1918 Tractatus-Logico-Philosophicus was completed by Ludwig Wittgesntein and it first appeared in 1921.
Denise Parizek initiated with international curators Minna Antova, Wayne Bearwaldt, Oscar Sanchez, the travel exhibition „WITTGENSTEIN“ for this centenary.
The curatorial approach is to break boundaries in thinking and geographical nature as well as limits of the genres of the visual arts. Parallel to Wittgenstein‘s all-round genius, which ranged from architecture, art, music up to philosophy. The curatorial and artistic approaches of the exhibition is the interpretation and transformance of ideas, thoughts, visions of artists from Bulgaria, Canada, Mexico, Austria and Romania in all these countries.
In any case, the goal is to return to the themes that make up Wittgenstein‘s philosophy to discuss his point of view and to connect his thesis with the 21st century.

Proposed funding sources
Canada Council for the Arts, Sask Arts Board, Creative Sask, BKA, ACF, KulturKontakt and private donors.

Cooperation Partners
Frederick and Lilian Kiesler Foundation, Canadian ART bord, ACF

 Nasty Women UK Show!

mixed media on canvas

Opening this FRIDAY in Hackney, London! STOKED to be part of the Nasty Women movement here in London, UK ! My painting “You Are So Much More Then They Tell You You Are” will be hanging and for sale this weekend in Hackney Wick at Stour Space gallery as part of the Free Nasty Women UK Art Exhibition and Event 100% of proceeds go to raise funds for the very important charity End Violence Against Women Also there will be panels, workshops educating women on how to handle street harassment, music, poetry, activism and more! Excellent cause and really great space. Come support.

Nasty Women Show events


Comunicat de presă

Galeria JECZA şi Fundaţia Interart TRIADE au plăcerea de a vă prezenta, în parteneriat cu Institutul Francez, două seri de film de scurt metraj în cadrul expoziţiei
Sorin Scurtulescu Movement of Light.

Vineri, 16 seprembrie 2016, ora 19.30:
– Constantin Flondor & Grupul NOIMA Lumina Aer Vânt (06:51 minute)
în parteneriat cu Centrul Cultural Român de la Viena.

Sâmbătă, 17 septembrie, ora 19.30:
– Grupul NOIMA Bringing Light (05:54 minute)
– Simone Vumbaca Luce (03:45 minute)
– Lily Koto Olive Light Cathedral (01:40 minute)

Galeria JECZA, Calea Martirilor 51/52-53, 300774 Timișoara, România


A first chance to see works in progress / experimental practice by a range of emerging and established artists working in diverse forms of live performance. PLUS DJ/ VJ, films, drinks by donation….
Supervised children welcome!

Delaine Le Bas – New performance work, older film work.
“They have made their mistake. They have let me live”- Jack Smith

Mia C – Part of an ongoing series of works that explore “control & order” this piece will examine the process of repetition via live art painting and film.

Charlotte CHW – experimental visuals and sound work in the vault

Lily Koto Olive – Australian-born, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist, writer, musician and maker of immersive alternative perceptual realities.

Al Strachan – Plays with aquarium aerators, brass and bicarbonate of soda.

Jason Williams – Will be testing new equipment and practicing his entertainer / anathama routine.

Happy holidays from Lily Koto Studios! I have some exciting news for you. I JUST updated with over 50 new works from the past year, paintings from Germany and Dominican Republic are now up and more. All available works are marked as “available” in each title. Please consider buying a unique piece of fine art from me this holiday season as you complete your shopping (and help me survive London rent costs in 2016 when I relocate there). From now through to Dec. 31st, select available work will be on sale. Free gift wrapping and free shipping on all works over $1000. I now accept PayPal too, so email me with inquiries.

NYC Shows:


My painting “I Swear I Have Seen This Before..” is on display at Pleiades Gallery in Chelsea this month as part of a group show organized by Tokyo-based curator Reno Oka.  Located at: 530 W 25th St, Fl 4th, New York, New York. (through Dec. 26th.)

In March 2016 (opening date TBA), I will participate in a group show at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side of NYC, located at:

92 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Finally, Lily Koto Studios is moving to London at the beginning of 2016. Be on the lookout for new work, designs, and show updates from the U.K. in 2016.


Happy Holidays!! XOXO, Lily

SumEx2015_eviteHi! I am so happy to invite you to view my painting Epilogue at the Flowers Gallery Summer Exhibition, opening this Thursday 6/18/15 6-8 pm in Chelsea, NYC. 529 West 20th st., 3rd floor. The show was curated by Matthew Flowers (gallerist), Martha Schwendener (art critic) and Lesley Dill (artist), and will hang until until July 16th.


Happy Summer from NYC everyone.

Xo, Lily


Curator Luca Curci interviews me about my art film Pelo Amor de Deus I exhibited in Venice, Italy earlier this year! Thanks Luca Curci 🙂

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