New workshop coming up NOV 10-11 2018 at in Sheboygan WI

BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN: Mosaic Making Inspired by Visionary Art Environments

see blog post and Register HERE

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Recipient of the 2017 Al Larvick National Conservation Grant

for my Project: Leonard Wood Sizemore’s Cold War Family Campfire

The grant will cover the preservation of 8mm films from 1955 – 1980s from my family archive. The grant supports family cultural history through conservation, education and the public accessibility of home and amateur analog audiovisual materials.


British Association for Modern Mosaic Forum.  30 September & 1 October 2017.  Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh. #BFE2017


Presentation and Workshops

Lillian Sizemore on women artists of the 20th century using mosaic and tile work

Presenting on trailblazing women artists who were active during the mid-20th century and whose experiments in mosaic and tilework expanded the potential of traditional arts.

Lillian Sizemore is an American artist working with mosaic since 1994. She’s been an invited artist in international cultural exchanges including Gaziantep, Turkey and Clauiano, Italy. Working with mandalas led her to studying geometry in depth whilst developing an extensive archive of mid-20th century mosaicists. She is widely recognized in the field as a ‘mosaic detective’ as her work aims to fill the historical gap of mosaic’s legacy. Her articles have been published in Andamento, Mosaic Art NOW, RawVision and the Society for Commercial Archaeology.

Clauiano Mosaic Symposium Invitational, 2017, Clauiano/Udine, Italy.

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Near the ancient city of Aquilea in Northern Italy

June 18 – July 2, 2017 – Stay tuned for images from this event!

Dedicated to presenting mosaic works of great artistic and creative levels of excellence by mosaic artists from around the world.

I’m one of 9 Resident Artists invited by master mosaicist, Giulio Menossi, to create a specific work for this year’s theme Alkemical Conversion: Spirit, Shape and Material Mutation, with support from the Friuli Venezia Giulia region’s local winemakers.


Elda Felluga of Livio Felluga Winery sponsor with Lillian Sizemore (R) with her mosaic sculpture made from a wine barrel “Opus Albedo” at the Gala Opening Night.


Attending the Venice Biennale, Venice Italy July 2 – 8





Attending Ravenna Mosaico, Ravenna Italy, October, 2017.



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twitter: @Musiva


My Articles published on MOSAIC ART NOW:

1956 16mm FILM Restoration PROJECT:



1. Mosaic Arts International

May 4 – June 15, 2017

Society of American Mosaic Artists, Detroit 2017

Janice Charach Gallery Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

JURIED into Show with 3-D sculptural work titled: “OPUS NIGREDO”


RAVENNA MOSAICO Biennale, Ravenna Italy

Lillian’s NEW WORK will appear at


10 October – 8 November 2015

Opening night / Inaugurazione: Sunday October 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. 

Edizioni del Girasole – via G. Pasolini 45 – Ravenna – Italy
Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday; Sunday and holidays closed.

Curated by editor and artist Rosetta Berardi #bibliomosaico


ARTISTS for 4th EDITION, 2015

Giuliano Babini
Harriet Backer
Kina Bogdanova
Luciano Bonzini
Raffaella Ceccarossi
Lea Ciambelli
Tatiana Dubovskaya
Ilze Egle
Saafa Abd El Salam
Valeria Ercolani
Elaine M.Goodwin
Magdalena Kracik
Renée Malaval
Edda Mally
Stefano Mazzotti
Franc Paci
Almuth Schöps
Lillian Sizemore
Enzo Tinarelli
Fernanda Tollemeto

Read more about the event, covering 2014-2009

JUNE 9-21 2015Lillian was invited by veteran mosaicist Maestro Giulio Menossi as one of 11 international mosaicists to participate in the 1st International Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic. Taking place near the historic area of Udine, Italy we were each teamed with one of the area’s famous furniture manufacturers to RE-INVENT and transform a CHAIR from their collections. Lillian’s sponsor is the BILLIANI company,  a 4th generation company specialising in wood seating for the restaurant and hospitality industries. Working in the Menossi studio during a 10-day residency, Lillian transformed Billiani’s “W” lounge chairs. Lillian developed drawings, communicated and collaborated directly with Luigi Billiani and his artisans at the factory, and they manipulated the W into “Baccelli d’Amore/ Love Pods”, in which Lillian interpreted the origins of seating through the Lotus thrones of seated meditation. The mosaic work reflected concepts of dark and light, yin and yang, using the four elements of fire, air, water and earth.  The mosaic materials incorporated clay, stone, glass, gold, and even pieces of 100-year-old roofing tiles into the Twin Seed Pods of the lotus flower.  The Billiani Company will have these chairs as part of their permanent collection.

Bacceli d'Amore - Mosaic chairs by Lillian Sizemore, for Billiani Co. Italy, 2015

Baccelli d’Amore – Mosaic chairs by Lillian Sizemore, for Billiani Co. Italy, 2015


In Italian Original:





Lillian has organised TWO Rare Exclusive Tours of the GEORGE EHLING MOSAIC HOUSE This is a must-see visionary environment, a lifetime of creative inspiration! George himself will lead the tour which takes about 2 hours, followed by light refreshments and Q&A.

Tour Dates 2015

Saturday, March 14, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 – 5:00 PM


Kimpton Portfolio Shoot


Presenting my lecture: LOD 2.0 Above and Below at the 2013 British Mosaic Forum, on Sat. Sept. 28, London, UK

here is the link for all the details:


I will be speaking at the Society of American Mosaic Artists 2013 American Mosaic Summit, Tacoma WA

Presentation Program

April 10-14, 2013

Saturday April 13

2:30pm – 3:30pm  Lillian Sizemore  Convention Center: Ballroom CD

THE WORLD OF MOSAIC: A 1956 Film Revival presented by Lillian Sizemore

Original promotional materials for ‘The World of Mosaic’ a 1956 film on the history of mosaics presented by Lillian Sizemore.
The World of Mosaic Production Ephemera from the collection of Lillian Sizemore, bequeathed by producer Ernie Rose.

The World of Mosaic Production Ephemera from the collection of Lillian Sizemore, bequeathed by producer Ernie Rose.

Mosaic historian and artist, Lillian Sizemore, revives the scholarship of the past to share with today’s makers. She brings to SAMA-Tacoma a high-definition revival of the 1956 documentary “The World of Mosaic”. The film, narrated by Hollywood actor Richard Widmark, surveys mosaic from earliest ancient times into America’s post-war building boom, as the filmmakers follow the making of a large-scale architectural mural for the Los Angeles Police Facilities Building, by well-known American mosaicist, Joseph L. Young. The film includes classic scenes of Los Angeles in mid-century heyday, putting the American mosaic movement into perspective within the chronology of mosaic history. Conference attendees will be among the first viewers to partake in this bit of cinema revival, viewing a state-of-the-art digital restoration from the original 16mm film.  The session opens with an introduction by Sizemore, using stunning vintage imagery and excerpts from interviews with the film’s producer, Ernest D. Rose, a Q&A session after the 28 minute film.

Lillian Sizemore Bio

Sizemore holds degrees in Fine Art and Italian from Indiana University, studied History of Art at Universitá di Bologna, and studied mosaics at Studio Arte del Mosaico in Ravenna, Italy, with Luciana Notturni, among many others. Lillian is an invited speaker and visiting artist at museums including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, San Francisco’s Legion of Honor, Chicago’s Field Museum and the V&A in London. She is a contributing writer for Mosaic Art Her mosaic practice informs her scholarly work. She lives in London where she is a doctoral researcher at The Prince’s School of Traditional Art.

9 Responses to “Calendar”
  1. bailey cunningham says:

    Hi Lillian! Sure wish I could take one of your classes… it would certainly be fun to indulge in mandala-making with you in your creative space. Someday, maybe Pam and I will have to pay you and Michael Schneider a visit!

    Have a wonderful holiday,

  2. Lisa O'Brien says:

    Woot, woot, Lillian.
    You are one in a million. If I can possibly take another ‘Mind’s Eye’ class I will. I learned so much from both you and the process. Do you know you launched me (and gave me creative permission) to learn tempered glass mosaics?
    With admiration,
    Lisa O’Brien

    • sfmosaic says:

      thank you Lisa! I’m so glad you are on the creative journey. Tempered glass is perfect for embedding your poetry. Have fun and hope to see you in a class again soon!

  3. Jewel says:

    wow Lillian you are a colorful force of nature! I applaud you with your seemingly effortless ways of illustrating art in all of these mediums!!! I am inspired by your abiity to move so gracefully and skilfully!
    much love, gaily

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