Lily Brooks was born in Massachusetts in 1981. She received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art + Design in 2006 and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She was named a Powers Research Fellow for 2013-14.
Selected exhibitions include Forces at Work, a three-person show at the Visual Arts Center in Austin, Texas and a solo exhibition at Aviary Gallery, in Boston, MA. Lily was selected for the 2016 Magenta Foundation festival, catalogue and exhibiton at Division Gallery in Toronto, as well as the 2017 Louisiana Contemporary exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Her work has been published in the Austin Chronicle, Cabinet magazine, and on the website Crusade for Art.
Lily is full-time Instructor of Photography at Southeastern Louisiana University and lives and works in Baton Rouge.