Lili Schad

Lili Schad


I live in New York City and New Paltz, NY with my two amazing children.

Over the past 25 years I have created using mixed media, film and photography. My work is inspired by a love of nature and adventure, and driven by a passion for the understanding and the healing of the earth and everyone and everything on it.  My objective is to create something, anything, every day that I have the privilege of waking up.

I began my career as a photographer for Warren Miller ski movies, which was a lot of

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What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?

It gave me the confidence to pursue bigger projects, such as a feature film.

What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?

My work has evolved from film to fine art. I think my website says it all. Please look there:

Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?

I would give two pieces of advice: 1. Do the work that you need to do, not what you believe others want to see. You may break through or you may not, but it doesn't matter if you are working from your heart. 2. Get a basic understanding of business and how a small business works so that you maintain your power in negotiations and when operating as an individual.

I think being an artist is becoming more and more difficult as the world homogenizes and as money flows to established artists and away from emerging artists. It is getting difficult to break through.