© Caroline Phillips/Ottawa Citizen. Reprinted by permission

© Caroline Phillips/Ottawa Citizen. Reprinted by permission




2020 MFA (pending) University of Ottawa, Canada

2014 BFA (summa cum laude), University of Ottawa, Canada

1997 PhD (Art History), St Andrews University, Scotland

1974 MA (Art History), Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, England

1973 BA, Hons (Art History), University of Toronto, Canada



2017 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grants (2 grants)

2016 Finalist in RMG Exposed Competition, Emerging Photographer, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

2016 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2015 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2014 SAW Video Award, University of Ottawa

2014 Faculty Plaque in Visual Arts, University of Ottawa

(see also www.lillykoltun.com > Consultant > 2-page CV for prior career awards, inc. Commemorative Medal of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, 2002)



2019 Death of The Monarch, Karsh-Masson Gallery, City of Ottawa

2018 Without Agency, Co-host/curator Studio 66, General Assembly, Ottawa

2015 Distraction, Studio 66, Ottawa

2013 The life within: sculptures by Lilly Koltun. Gallery 115, Ottawa


2017 Hard to let go: I put my blindfold back on. HD Video. Performance by Lilly Koltun Video by Meredith Snider, Arts Court, Ottawa


2018 2018 Biannual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON

2018 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia, ON

2018 Place Glass Lens, Campbell House Museum, Toronto

2018 Architectural Reflections, Neighbourhood Gallery, Toronto

2018 Anything Whatever 4, PLATFORM Centre for photographic and digital arts, Winnipeg

2018 foundations|futures: Studio Sixty Six 2018 Artists, Studio 66, Ottawa

2017 Shorts, PLATFORM Centre for photographic and digital arts, Winnipeg

2017 Articulations, Studio 66, Ottawa

2017 figureworks, St. Brigid's Cultural Centre, Ottawa

2017 What Is Your Dream House? outdoor performance, Ottawa Architecture Week, Ottawa

2017 The More Sex Show, Gallery 1313, Toronto

2016 Headwaters Arts Festival 20th Anniversary, Alton Mill Arts Centre, Caledon, Ontario

2016 Résonances - l'art qui parle de l'art qui parle de la vie qui parle de l'art Espace Projet, Montréal

2015 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto

2015 Hype, Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau 2015, Ottawa

2015 Coalesce performance art festival, PDA Projects, Ottawa

2015 Engaging Boredom symposium, Queen's University, Kingston

2015 Carnaval Équinoxe, Le Temporaire, Gatineau, Québec

2015 Into the Rabbit Hole, FLOFFERZ international magazine launch, Ottawa

2015 Growing Up Human, RIA (Research in Art), Ottawa

2013 RED: Respect, Equality, Dignity, University of Ottawa

2013 Spectra, Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau 2013, Ottawa

2012 Supernova, Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau 2012, Ottawa


2017  "Studio Sixty Six show featuring work by 39 women extended by a week"  by Peter Robb; see: http://artsfile.ca/studio-sixty-six-show-featuring-work-by-39-women-extended-by-a-week/

2017 “Figureworks 2017 features the human form in all its variety”. see: http://artsfile.ca/figureworks-2017-features-the-human-form-in-all-its-variety/

2016 "People to Watch 2016: Arts, Culture & Sports Taste Trendsetters - Art Lilly Koltun" by Peter Simpson, in Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 2, 2016, p. B3; also posted online Dec 31, 2015

2015 "Nuit Blanche was weather-beaten but still the people came out" by Peter Simpson, in Ottawa Citizen, Sept 20 online

2015 "Nuit Blanche: Survival Tips and Highlights" by Peter Simpson, in Ottawa Citizen, Sept 16 online

2015 YouTube playlist of interviews by Liana Voia posted Sept 3

2015 "Artistic Execution" by Peter Simpson in Ottawa Citizen, Aug. 13, 2015, p. D5 and

2015 blog posts Aug 8, 9, 13

2015 YouTube interview by Liana Voia, Aug. 6

2015 Interview on CHUO 89.1 FM with Mitchell Caplan, Aug. 5. 2015

2015 blog post by Danuta Sierhuis, July 24 http://studiosixtysix.tumblr.com

2013 “Powerful works of art” by Sabrina Nemis in Fulcrum, Oct. 24, 2013 p. 11, and online

2013 YouTube interview by Liana Voia, Oct. 24, 2013, http://youtu.be/Lma9GXdJ8bU; alternatively: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX-Gt1Xoj9es8UmI6AQNVY5-DZTMaGY6T

2013 YouTube interview by Liana Voia, Oct. 31, 2013, http://youtu.be/kDNYpGMzR7Y

2013 “Artful Blogger: The Reinvention of the Portrait Gallery’s Lilly Koltun as a sculptor” by Paul Gessell in Ottawa Magazine, November 1, 2013 | 10:45 am, online: www.ottawamagazine.com/culture/artful-blogger/2013/11/01/artful-blogger-lilly-koltun/



2019 Death of the Monarch catalogue, text by Judith Eglington, Karsh-Masson Gallery, City of Ottawa

2018 2018 Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby Ontario

2016 Headwaters Arts Festival Commemorative Catalogue, Caledon, Ontario

2016 Résonances - l'art qui parle de l'art qui parle de la vie qui parle de l'art, Catherine Barnabé, catalogue of group exhibition, Espace Projet, Montréal

2015 Cover photo, and in: Cindy Deachman, "The Art of Fashion", Ottawa Magazine, October 2015, pp. 26-9

2015 Into the Rabbit Hole, catalogue of group exhibition, FLOFFERZ Magazine, Ottawa

2013 RED: Respect, Equality, Dignity - online catalogue of group exhibition: Human Rights Art Exhibition Website



Private collections: Ottawa, Toronto,  Val-des-Monts (PQ), Cambridge (ON), Edinburgh

Campbell House Museum, Toronto



Private collections: Edmonton, Cambridge (ON)

On Scene FX, Ottawa



Studio 66, Ottawa www.studiosixtysix.ca


Adjunct Research Professor in Art History, Carleton University, 1987-ongoing

Member, Board of Directors, Ottawa Art Gallery, 2010-2019

Panel Chair: "Creative expressions of migration, displacement and multiple identities" in conference: "Flight to Freedom: The Canadian Refugee Experience Since 1957", The Canadian Immigration Historical Society and Saint-Paul University, Ottawa, Oct. 21 - 23, 2017

Interviewee for documentary Family Camera by Marc deGuerre, aired on TVO 2017, 2018

Article "Crépuscule: Jennifer Macklem" in: Espace art actuel  vol 111 automne/fall 2015, pp. 93-4

Poem “Surgery Without Anaesthesia: Chantal Gervais’ Corpus/Chirurgie sans anesthésie : le corpus de Chantal Gervais” in exhibition catalogue for The Karsh Award 2014 won by Chantal Gervais, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Sept. 12 - Oct. 19, 2014

Panelist representing visual arts: “Is Ottawa leading, lagging, promoting or simply observing artistic change?”, Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences, October 9, 2014

Invited by Project Leader Linda Dicaire, BSc, BLA Hons, MA, OALA, fCSLA, ICOMOS, to participate as Artist on international team of architects, landscape architects, lighting designer, educator, rabbi, conservator, proposing to bid on Holocaust Monument public art project, Ottawa, Canada, 2013; (proposal not retained).


As art historian and cultural administrator, held several executive positions, including Director General of the Portrait Gallery of Canada; completed extensive national and international consultancies, awards assessments, TV and media projects (including hosting of RogersTV series Ottawa’s Art Seen, broadcast 2011-12); was involved in university teaching and thesis committees; completed over 100 lectures in Canada and worldwide; 5 books and catalogues and 44 articles and other items; and provided oversight and curating of numerous exhibitions.  Details available at: www.lillykoltun.com > All the Details > Appendices A through E.