Born in NYC, she lived in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico during her early teenage years and became a long term resident of Vineland, NJ, where she was an avid community leader until 1989. She moved to Rahway, NJ where she has her studio and remains a supporter of the local arts, activities and restaurants there. She currently lives in Iselin, NJ.
Author- Lillian Aragonés: Is a retired award-winning educator of the public school system of New Jersey. She’s created and implemented training sessions on Holocaust/Tolerance Education for educators and students in the elementary levels and consulted on such for the NJ State Department of Education and Public and Private Schools and Universities statewide.
My art is a collection of works that can be looked at as a series of art pieces. These collections of abstracts, collages and “Kahlo” style paintings that I created to express what it’s like to live a life with fibromyalgia. It shows and verbalizes the challenges of everyday life of a fibromite. This collection is called Fibro-My-A-Life”.
As I tried to get back into my paintings I found a need to have a studio space where I could spread out and create. My first studio space borne a collection of acrylics which I did purely out of celebration of my having to re-invent who I was while holding on to any semblance of the old me. They are vibrant and multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. This collection is one I refer to as my studio Coming-Out” collection.
Finally, my book, Lily: A Collection of Poems and Reflections, has a collection of my photography which I chose for each poem.
Lily: A Collection of Poems & Reflections can be acquired, autographed, through me at a book signing or emailing me at email@example.com OR you can purchase the book online through Barnes&Nobles.com or Amazon.com.