University Relations and Communications

MSUB senior presents capstone art exhibition featuring watercolors, lithographs

March 12, 2012



Department of Art, 657-2324
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


Artist’s reception set for March 29



MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings art student Lillie Grace will present her senior capstone art exhibition starting March 26, highlighting her watercolors and lithographs.


The MSU Billings Art Department presents Grace’s senior exhibition in the Student Gallery on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building on the MSU Billings campus from March 26–April 6. There will be a public reception on Thursday, March 29  from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit will be open during regular school hours.


The exhibition highlights a series of watercolors and lithographs questioning the construction of individual identity through choices, options and chance.  Grace said the visual illustrations express her interest in “exploring the manner in which conscious choice and unlooked for chance directs an individual along a path that both expands and limits possibilities through the concept virtual beings.” 


""Grace said her art explores “the concept of the potential within personal development and the way that this potential is focused by limiting the embryonic formation of many selves, or Virtual Beings, which one could have been.”


A student from Laurel and a lifelong resident of Montana, Grace has recently focused on Extended Studio Art and Art History at MSU Billings.  She said art’s impact depends on the basic three legs of medium, concept and viewer perception through participation and that a change or omission of one will weaken the intent of the art.


For more information about the senior show or the art department at MSU Billings, contact Grace at or call the art department at 657-2324.


PHOTOS ABOVE: The artwork titled “Spools” is among the works to be shown by Lillie Grace, a Montana State University Billings senior art major from Laurel, during her senior capstone exhibition. Second photo is a piece of art titled “Paths.”