“As a woman in the arts, I am extremely grateful for having the foundation of a Scripps education. The strength of the well rounded liberal arts education with a strong emphasis in the arts and leadership provided me with the necessary knowledge and confidence to aspire towards my professional goals. Not only was the academic structure invaluable to my growth, but the quality of friendships amongst my peers and teachers gave me the courage and confidence to apply what I learned in a positive and proactive way to the world around me.”
Lilli-Mari Andresen returned to Los Angeles in November 2000 to be the Director of Angles Gallery in Santa Monica. Throughout seventeen years of exhibitions, Angles Gallery has maintained a commitment to contemporary art which emphasizes conceptual work by established as well as emerging artists, encompassing painting, sculpture, video, drawing, photography and installation. Recent exhibitions include, Kevin Appel, Linda Besemer, Oliver Boberg, David Bunn, Walter Niedermayr, Paul Seawright, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Rodney Graham. From 1997 to 2000 Lilli was the Associate Director of Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, where she coordinated exhibitions, including Ann Hamilton’s project in the American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and “Marcel Duchamp/Man Ray: Fifty Years of Alchemy.”
In 1995, she received her M.A. from The Sotheby’s Institute in London, and wrote a thesis entitled “The Impact of Diminished Government Funding on Contemporary Visual Art in Manhattan.” While completing her degree, she was Executive Assistant to the President at Sir Joan Soane’s Museum Foundation and then upon graduating received the position as Assistant to the Vice-President and Director of Modern and Impressionist Sales at Richard L. Feigen & Co. in New York. There she prepared exhibitions and managed relations with clients, dealers and auction houses. After graduating from Scripps in 1992, she began her career in the arts as an intern at the Newport Harbor Art Museum.