3rd Place recipient

Lee Stoliar

A 1978 graduate of Bennington College, Stoliar has exhibited her sensuous high relief sculpture nationally and internationally since 1985, when she emerged as part of New York’s East Village scene.

Her work is in many private and public collections, has been written about in numerous publications, and she has been the recipient of several grants. As a young woman she ran art programs for older adults in New York City and taught sculpture at New York University.

She now lives and works somewhat reclusively in a 19th Century farmhouse with her husband, painter Leonard Dufresne, and their teenage daughter.