Lillian Blades was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1973 and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and an MFA in Painting from Georgia State University. In addition, Lillian has studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and Caversham in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Lillian's works are predominately mixed media assemblages and are made with an assortment of materials, both found and constructed. Her childhood home of Bahamas, and her late mother, who was a seamstress, influences her art.
Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout various galleries/museums in the United States,The Bahamas, Trinidad, Germany and South Africa. Her public art commissions include Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, State Farm Arena, BahaMar, Publix Greenwise, and McKinsey & Co. Her artwork is in the collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.