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Lily Martina Lee artist talk on “The Great Basin Murders”
July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lily Martina Lee artist talk on "The Great Basin Murders"

Calling all TAM members to join artist Lily Lee for a presentation about her work The Great Basin Murders.

Get an inside look into Lily’s research methodology and textile processes from case files to heddle threading in the series The Great Basin Murders, which is on view in the group exhibition Soft Power. This body of work is a collaborative series of handwoven shrouds by Lily and site-specific photography by Carrie Quinney. The Great Basin Murders are a loose grouping of homicides spanning the 1970’s to 1990’s in which women were found killed and dumped in remote areas, often along the region’s highways. Most of these cases are unsolved today.

Lee will speak in the first hour and then join guests for an informal in-gallery conversation

This free event is for TAM members and will be capped at 30 participants.

Members, please register here!


Lily Martina Lee was born in 1985 in Pullman, Washington, United States. She earned a BFA in Fibers and a BA in American Indian Studies from the University of Washington, and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Oregon. Lee has exhibited her work in the United Kingdom, Portugal and Greece and in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States including Soft Power at the Tacoma Art Museum and the Commuter Biennial in Miami, Florida. She lives and works in Boise, Idaho where she is an Associate Professor at Boise State University. She is a member of the Handweaver’s Guild of Boise Valley and serves as the Idaho and Oregon Area Director for Doe Network, a nonprofit organization that assists law enforcement in cold cases of missing persons and unidentified remains.


Lily Martina Lee
The Shroud of Bitter Creek Betty, 2018
Digital color print
18 x 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Photo credit: Carrie Quinney