Born in 1972, Bill Lilly joined Arts of Life in 2010. A self-proclaimed “metal-head,” Lilly’s work is very much inspired by the music he listens to.
“I’m a metalhead and that’s what my art is about. I draw tornadoes, lightning, skulls… anything rock and roll!”
Skulls, flames, tornadoes, cyborgs and a multitude of other subjects of impending doom are common symbols in Lilly’s work. Most fascinating is his ability to combine all of these influences together, into a single, cohesive work.
“I love to make art. It keeps me occupied. I want my art on t-shirts, hoodies, posters and album covers. People say my artwork is cool.”
Like heavy metal, Lilly’s art is a force of technical dexterity, distortion, aggression, masculinity, and pure, raw, unapologetic loudness. In July of 2017, Lilly was recognized as the studio’s “Artist of the Month.”
Circle Contemporary - 2018
Club Nutz - 2018
Chicago Studio Award Show
Circle Contemporary Gallery - 2017
July Artist of the Month
Chicago Studio - 2017