Lilly Fenichel’s painting career has spanned more than 6 decades, starting with her studies at the California School of Fine Art with Hassel Smith. Fenichel has explored Abstract Expressionism, gestural abstraction and Color Field painting through most of her career in a variety of media and supports. She has had forays into figuration, geometric abstraction, shaped fiberglass supports, three-dimensional wall structures and furniture design. Always with a critical eye toward composition and color harmonies, a focus on visual depth and complex surfaces.
Lilly Fenichel initially lived and worked in Los Angeles and then later moved to Taos, NM to join the Taos Moderns with her friends Beatrice Mandelman, Oli Sihvonen and Ed Corbett among others. She currently lives and works in Albuquerque where she continues to explore abstract painting with oil glazes on a synthetic polypropylene support.