Lily Simonson is an artist and writer who collaborates with scientists at the furthest reaches of the planet. As the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program Awardee, Simonson spent several months camping and painting in Antarctica, scuba diving beneath the world’s largest expanse of sea ice.
Through art-science residencies and invited collaborations, Simonson has participated in numerous oceanographic expeditions, creating art while aboard research vessels. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions throughout the US and Europe and featured in a range of media outlets including Art21 Magazine, Interview Magazine, MTV, Atlas Obscura, Pacific Standard, the Los Angeles Times, and LA Weekly. Simonson holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from UCLA.