Lilian Shtereva, born and raised in Haskovo, Bulgaria is a New York City-based artist. Her work investigates the simultaneous impermanence and tenacity of the natural world, while referencing her personal history and interest in process-based painting.
The artist’s tools include bone and rabbit-skin glue, poppy seed oil, natural hand-made pigments, chalk, marble, botanical matter, organic dyes, and water. Lilian received the Define American Artist Fellowship (2019), and the Soze Foundation Artist+Activist grant (2020). In October 2019, she was selected as a participant in a workshop, cultural exchange and exhibition at Mana Contemporary (Jersey City, New Jersey) hosted by painter Antonio Murado.