Lillian Bayley Hoover’s paintings explore the banal, awkward, overlooked, and imperfect elements of our material environment. Recent solo exhibitions include Holding Space at Goya Contemporary (2018) and For the Moment at VisArts (2016). She has participated in group exhibitions at Delaware Art Museum, American University Museum, Creative Alliance, School 33, and Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (Aichi, Japan). Hoover has been awarded residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Monson Arts Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has received many honors, including the Bethesda Urban Partnership’s Trawick Award (2012), multiple Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Bethesda Young Artist Painting Award, numerous selections as a semifinalist for Baltimore's Sondheim Prize, and a travel grant from Philadelphia’s Center for Emerging Visual Artists. Her work has twice appeared in New American Paintings and was selected for the cover of the 69th issue. Hoover earned her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Asheville and her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently teaches drawing and painting courses at MICA and Towson University.