Lily Hanson's current collages develop with thought to graphic design and textile arts. How shapes take on meaning as symbols or in reference to the natural and mechanical world is part of her thinking in developing work. Texture, translucency, and color relative to textiles also inform how she looks at composition and the work as an object. The fragile and small in and around things large and assertive tie in with Hanson's interest in the body as object and as energy. Lily received her BA from Hampshire College in 1995. Her final exhibition there looked at light and architecture and ideas around installation with sculptural objects and printmaking. She received her MFA from Southern Methodist University in 2000. There she started exploring the body relative to the sculptural object. Her thesis dealt with intimacy in human/object interactions, exploring how color, texture and design condition those relationships. This has been a continuing theme in her work. Lily has taught at Hampshire College, Southern Methodist University, Vermont College, and Eastfield College. She has exhibited in Texas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, California, and New York. She currently lives and works in Dallas.